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C&AG Reports on audited accounts

Definition

The final audit opinion of the Comptroller & Auditor General on clients’ accounts where the NAO has responsibility for publishing those accounts. This will include a copy of the accounts, the audit certificate and any separate C&AG Reports on the audit.

Formats available

C&AG reports on audited accounts: electronic on NAO website

This link takes you to our publications page, which is filtered to show you all reports by the NAO. The list includes reports on audited accounts which have been published to our website.

From 2002-03 Parliamentary Session:

Hard copy versions of these reports, and reports from earlier Parliamentary sessions, can be purchased from The Stationery Office via its website, http://www.tsoshop.co.uk or through one of the following:

The Publications Centre: PO Box 29, Norwich NR3 1GN
General Enquiries: 0870 600 5522
Order through the Parliamentary Hotline: Lo-call 0845 7 023474
Fax orders: 0870 600 5533
Email orders: book.orders@tso.co.uk

Cost

Free on NAO website. Hard copies priced from TSO.

Press Notices relating to audited accounts

Definition

The NAO will sometimes produce a Press Notice relating to audited accounts.

Formats available

Press notices relating to accounts: electronic on NAO website

This link takes you to our publications page, which is filtered to show you all press notices. The list includes press notices relating to audited accounts.

Cost

Free

Value for Money (VFM) reports

Definition

Reports to Parliament on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which departments and other bodies have used their resources (“Value for Money” reports)

Formats available

Published reports: electronic on NAO website

This link takes you to our publications page, which is filtered to show you all reports by the NAO. The list includes value for money reports.

From 1998-1999 Parliamentary Session.

Earlier reports available on request from foi@nao.gsi.gov.uk Tel: 0207 798 7264

Hard copy versions of these reports, and reports from earlier Parliamentary sessions, can be purchased from The Stationery Office via its website, http://www.tsoshop.co.uk or through one of the following:

The Publications Centre: PO Box 29, Norwich NR3 1GN

General Enquiries: 0870 600 5522

Order through the Parliamentary Hotline: Lo-call 0845 7 023474

Fax orders: 0870 600 5533

Email orders: book.orders@tso.co.uk

Cost

Free on NAO website. Hard copies priced from TSO.

Executive Summaries

Definition

A summary of the published “Value for Money” (VFM) Reports. Executive summaries are available for all Value for Money Reports from the 1999-2000 Parliamentary Session onwards. Some Executive summaries are available for 1998-1999 reports.

Formats available

Executive summaries: electronic on NAO

This link takes you to the publications page, which has been filtered to show all reports by the NAO. Select a VFM report from this list to view the executive summary. Some are available in pdf only and some in both pdf and html.

Cost

Free

Press Notices relating to Value for Money reports

Definition

A brief summary of the aims, objectives and recommendations of published “Value for Money” (VFM) Reports.

Formats available

Press notices: electronic on NAO

This link takes you to our publications page, which is filtered to show you all NAO press notices. The list includes press notices relating to VFM reports.

Cost

Free

Additional VFM outputs

Definition

In some VFM examinations in addition to the published reports other guidance is produced. For example, good practice for Departments and advice to service users.

Formats available

Electronic on NAO website. Additional VFM outputs published alongside reports are available on the webpage for the report. Please use the publications search and filter by Topic.

Cost

Free

Conference papers

Definition

Occasional follow-up conferences to published studies.

Formats available

Conference organisers will make material available on their websites. Some papers may also be made available on the NAO website with links to other websites where appropriate (check for papers).

Cost

Free

Private Finance Initiative (PFI)/Public Private Partnership (PPP) Recommendations database

This service provides access to recommendations published in National Audit Office VFM Reports, House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts reports and Treasury Minutes. It is a fully searchable database – the search facility allows you to use preset keywords with the option of further narrowing your search with free text.