The NAO Annual Report and Accounts 2021-22 provides details about our work and performance.

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Our purpose is to support Parliament in holding government to account and to help improve public services through our high-quality audits. This report sets out how we have fulfilled this role in 2021-22. 

Key highlights include:  

  • Publishing of 58 major outputs, comprising value-for-money and wider assurance reports  
  • Producing reports on a wide range of issues, with 15 on COVID-19 and 18 on other long-term areas such as devolution, big infrastructure projects, the effect of EU Exit, and the use of technology and data to transform services.  
  • Publishing 13 lessons learned and good practice guides 
  • Certifying 400 public bodies’ accounts  
  • Achieving positive financial impacts across the public sector of £874 million 
  • Supporting 69 Public Accounts Committee evidence sessions 
  • Making progress against the objectives in our five-year strategy

We have published an additional Diversity & Inclusion Annual Report which summarises our progress and activities against our Diversity & Inclusion Strategy and highlights key areas of focus for 2021-25. 


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