Our Annual Report and Accounts 2022-23 shares our story and provides a detailed account of our performance and the impact of our work.Jump to downloads
Our purpose is to support Parliament in holding government to account and to help improve public services through our high-quality audits. We continue to develop impactful recommendations to government that will have positive outcomes for people.
This report sets out what we have achieved in 2022-23.
Our work in numbers
- 406 audit certifications published
- 62 value for money reports and wider assurance work published, including 40 reports on long-term value for money risks
- 63 Committee of Public Accounts sessions supported
- 11 good practice guides published spanning cross-government challenges
- 10 departmental overviews published
- 91% of our recommendations to government were accepted or partially accepted
- 94% of MPs say we are effective at supporting Parliament to hold government to account and scrutinise public services
- 70% of senior officials in the bodies we audit agree that our work leads to better outcomes
- We aim to achieve net zero emissions by 2029 and in 2022-23 our carbon emissions from electricity and gas were 744 tonnes, which met our sustainability target.
- In terms of diversity and inclusion we increased the proportion of women in senior leadership roles (37%) and middle management grades (51%).
- We made a financial impact totalling £572 million, so for every £1 spent we made a return of £7
- The Department for Health and Social Care has confirmed that actions taken resulting from our recommendations to improve the management of NHS property has already saved the NHS more than £180 million
- Our recommendations to Ofgem to reduce the cost of electricity networks has so far saved the taxpayer more than £150 million
- The Department for Work and Pensions has stated that it has saved £142 million in two years following our recommendations in reducing fraud in Universal Credit advances