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May 30, 2014

  • Central oversight of arm’s-length bodies23 June 2021
    This report focuses on the role of the centre of government in supporting government departments' oversight of arm's-length bodies.
    HC: 297, 2021-22
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • NAO Annual Report and Accounts 2020-2122 June 2021
    The NAO Annual Report and Accounts 2020-21 provides details about our work and performance.
    HC: 296, 2020-21
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  • Protecting consumers from unsafe products16 June 2021
    This report examines the extent to which the UK’s product safety regime protects consumers from harm, focusing on the OPSS.
    HC: 294, 2021-22
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • Optimising the defence estate11 June 2021
    This report examines the Ministry of Defence's progress in optimising its estate and disposing of sites that are not needed.
    HC: 293, 2021-22
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Defence
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  • Progress in implementing National Audit Office recommendations: High Speed Two10 June 2021
    This report reviews the progress the Department for Transport and HS2 Ltd have made implementing the NAO’s recommendations.
    HC: 292, 2021-22
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Transport
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  • Employment support9 June 2021
    This briefing presents information on how DWP supports people into work, and the challenges it may face in delivering support.
    HC: 291, 2021-22
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Work and Pensions
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  • Investigation into the Windrush Compensation Scheme21 May 2021
    This investigation covers the Home Office’s establishment and administration of the Windrush Compensation Scheme.
    HC: 65, 2021-22
    First Department tag for this post: Home Office
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  • Initial learning from the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic19 May 2021
    This report provides our initial thoughts on the learning government can draw from its response to COVID-19 to date.
    HC: 66, 2021-22
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • National Audit Supply Estimate 2021-2214 May 2021
    This Estimate provides for expenditure by the National Audit Office. It covers the expenditure and associated non-cash items incurred in the provision of independent assurance to Parliament on the proper accounting for central government expenditure, revenue and assets, including compliance with laws and regulations, and in the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which central government resources have been used; and the provision of independent assurance and information to a wide range of other public, international, and overseas bodies and to members of the public.
    HC: 15, 2021-22
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  • A financial overview of the rail system in England26 April 2021
    This overview sets out the cost of running the rail system in England and the challenges and opportunities facing government.
    HC: 1373, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Transport
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  • The adult social care market in England25 March 2021
    This report examines the current care market and the Department of Health & Social Care’s role in overseeing it.
    HC: 1244, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Investigation into government funding to charities during the COVID-19 pandemic23 March 2021
    This investigation explores government’s funding to charities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    HC: 1236, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport
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  • Public Service Pensions19 March 2021
    This report outlines how the public service pensions landscape has changed since the Hutton Review and highlights future challenges.
    HC: 1242, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Education
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  • Support for children’s education during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic17 March 2021
    This report examines the Department’s support for children’s education during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    HC: 1243, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Education
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  • Timeliness of local auditor reporting on local government in England, 202016 March 2021
    The report examines the timeliness of auditor reporting on English local public bodies’ financial statements covering 2019-20.
    HC: 1243, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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  • Investigation into the Culture Recovery Fund12 March 2021
    This investigation examines the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund announced in July 2020.
    HC: 1241, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport
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  • Local government finance in the pandemic10 March 2021
    This report examines whether the government secured financial sustainability across the local authority sector during COVID-19.
    HC: 1240, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: HM treasury
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  • Reducing carbon emissions from cars26 February 2021
    This report examines how well the government has used public money to support the uptake of ultra-low emission cars.
    HC: 1204, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • Environmental tax measures12 February 2021
    This report examines how HM Treasury and HMRC manage tax measures that have an impact on the environment.
    HC: 1203, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • Protecting and supporting the clinically extremely vulnerable during lockdown10 February 2021
    This report looks at how effectively government met the needs of clinically extremely vulnerable through the shielding programme.
    HC: 1131, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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  • UK Research and Innovation’s management of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund5 February 2021
    This report examines whether the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund is likely to deliver value for money.
    HC: 1130, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • Improving Single Living Accommodation3 February 2021
    This report examines whether single living accommodation meets the needs of the Ministry of Defence and service personnel.
    HC: 1129, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Defence
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  • Administration of Scottish income tax 2019-2022 January 2021
    The NAO has published this report as part of its statutory responsibilities for auditing HMRC’s collection of Scottish income tax.
    HC: 1074/SG/2021/15
    First Department tag for this post: HM Revenue and Customs
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  • Administration of Welsh income tax 2019-2021 January 2021
    The NAO is responsible for auditing HMRC’s collection of Welsh income tax. This is our third report under these responsibilities.
    HC: 1073, 2019-20
    First Department tag for this post: HM Revenue and Customs
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  • The BBC’s strategic financial management20 January 2021
    This report assesses how the BBC has positioned itself to respond to financial and strategic challenges and opportunities.
    HC: 1128, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport
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  • Investigation into the housing of rough sleepers during the COVID-19 pandemic14 January 2021
    This report establishes the facts on how the government has provided accommodation for rough sleepers during COVID-19.
    HC: 1075, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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  • The Equipment Plan 2020-203012 January 2021
    This report reviews the robustness of assumptions underpinning the Ministry of Defence’s 2020–2030 Equipment Plan.
    HC: 1037, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Defence
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  • Investigation into preparations for potential COVID-19 vaccines16 December 2020
    This report examines government’s progress in securing potential vaccines and determining how they will be deployed to the public.
    HC: 1071, 2019-20
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • The government’s approach to test and trace in England – interim report11 December 2020
    This interim report provides an overview of test and trace services for addressing COVID-19 in England.
    HC: 1070, 2019-20
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Digital Services at the Border9 December 2020
    This report examines the Digital Services at the Border programme to assess whether it has delivered value for money.
    HC: 1069, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Home Office
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  • Achieving net zero4 December 2020
    This report applies experience from auditing cross-government challenges to highlight the risks government needs to manage to achieve net zero.
    HC: 1035, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • Investigation into the free school meals voucher scheme2 December 2020
    This investigation sets out how the Department for Education set up and implemented the free school meals voucher scheme.
    HC: 1036, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Education
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  • Managing flood risk27 November 2020
    This report evaluates whether government’s approach to managing the risks of flooding and coastal erosion is achieving value for money.
    HC: 962, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
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  • Investigation into government procurement during the COVID-19 pandemic26 November 2020
    This investigation sets out the facts relating to government procurement during the COVID-19 pandemic up to 31 July 2020.
    HC: 959, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • The supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic25 November 2020
    This report examines the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) as part of the government's response to COVID-19 in 2020.
    HC: 961, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Lessons learned from Major Programmes20 November 2020
    This report examines lessons from our work on major programmes, including transport, defence and energy programmes.
    HC: 960, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Transport
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  • Achieving government’s long-term environmental goals11 November 2020
    This report examines how government has set itself up to deliver its long-term environmental goals.
    HC: 958, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
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  • The UK border: preparedness for the end of the transition period6 November 2020
    This report describes government's progress in implementing changes required to manage the border after the end of the transition period.
    HC: 371, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • HM Revenue & Customs annual accounts 2019-205 November 2020
    The C&AG has reported on the 2019-20 accounts of HM Revenue & Customs.
    HC: 891
    First Department tag for this post: HM Revenue and Customs
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  • Implementing employment support schemes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic23 October 2020
    This report examines the implementation of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.
    HC: 862, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: HM Revenue and Customs
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  • Improving Broadband16 October 2020
    This report considers what the Superfast Broadband Programme has delivered and the lessons for government’s roll-out of nationwide gigabit broadband.
    HC: 863, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport
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  • Investigation into the Bounce Back Loan Scheme7 October 2020
    This investigation describes the scheme’s purpose and how it functions, performance to date, and how government manages value-for-money risks.
    HC: 860, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • Improving local bus services in England outside London2 October 2020
    This study examines the government’s support for bus services and whether enablers to improve bus services are in place.
    HC: 577, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Transport
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  • Progress report: Terminating the Magnox contract1 October 2020
    This report examines the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s management of the renegotiated contract in place with Cavendish Fluor Partnership.
    HC: 727, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • Investigation into how government increased the number of ventilators available to the NHS in response to COVID-1930 September 2020
    This investigation provides an account of how public money was used to increase the number of ventilators available to the NHS.
    HC: 731, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • The production and distribution of cash18 September 2020
    This report examines the role played by the public bodies involved in operating and overseeing the cash system.
    HC: 730, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: HM treasury
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  • Financial sustainability of colleges in England16 September 2020
    This report focuses on the financial sustainability of further education and sixth-form colleges.
    HC: 728, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Education
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  • Childhood obesity9 September 2020
    This report examines the effectiveness of the government’s approach to reducing childhood obesity in England.
    HC: 726, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Learning for government from EU Exit preparations4 September 2020
    This report sets out insights for government from its preparations for EU Exit.
    HC: 578, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • Tackling the tax gap22 July 2020
    This report examines the effectiveness of HMRC’s approach, in partnership with HM Treasury, in reducing the tax gap.
    HC: 372, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: HM Revenue and Customs
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  • Review of the Town Deals selection process21 July 2020
    This report sets out the process by which MHCLG chose the 101 towns in England it invited to develop Town Deals.
    HC: 576, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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  • Specialist skills in the civil service17 July 2020
    This report examines the progress the government has made in developing specialist skills in the civil service.
    HC: 575, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • Department for International Trade and UK Export Finance: Support for exports15 July 2020
    This report examines Department for International Trade (DIT) and UK Export Finance (UKEF) progress and performance in supporting UK exports.
    HC: 574, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for International Trade
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  • Universal Credit: getting to first payment10 July 2020
    This report examines how the DWP is managing the process of getting to first payment in Universal Credit.
    HC: 376, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Work and Pensions
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  • Asylum accommodation and support3 July 2020
    This report examines the government’s replacement of the COMPASS contracts for accommodation and support for asylum seekers.
    HC: 375,2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Home Office
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  • Carrier Strike – Preparing for deployment26 June 2020
    This report examines the MoD's management of the programme since 2017 and the risks towards achieving Carrier Strike's full capabilities.
    HC: 374, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Defence
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  • Guide for Audit and Risk Committees on Financial Reporting and Management during COVID-1924 June 2020
    This guide helps audit and risk committee members to examine the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak on their organisations.
    HC: 524, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: HM treasury
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  • NAO Annual Report and Accounts 2019-2023 June 2020
    The NAO Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20 provides details about our work and performance.
    HC: 373, 2019-21
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  • Investigation into remediating dangerous cladding on high-rise buildings19 June 2020
    This investigation sets out how MHCLG is overseeing the remediation of dangerous cladding under its Building Safety Programme.
    HC: 370, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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  • Immigration enforcement17 June 2020
    This report assesses whether the Home Office’s activities for enforcing immigration rules are achieving its vision.
    HC: 110, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Home Office
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  • Readying the NHS and adult social care in England for COVID-1912 June 2020
    This report sets out the facts about government preparing the NHS and adult social care in England for COVID-19.
    HC: 367, 2019-2021
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Managing PFI assets and services as contracts end5 June 2020
    This report provides information on managing PFI contracts when they end and considers whether government is preparing for expiry appropriately.
    HC: 369, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • British Tourist Authority’s annual report and accounts 2018-19 (trading as VisitBritain & VisitEngland)21 May 2020
    The Comptroller and Auditor General has qualified his audit opinion on the 2018-19 accounts of the British Tourist Authority.
    HC: 307, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport
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  • Overview of the UK government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic21 May 2020
    This report provides a summary of the UK government’s response to COVID-19 to date.
    HC: 366, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • Digital transformation in the NHS15 May 2020
    This report considers the readiness of the government to deliver its ambitions for digital transformation in the NHS in England.
    HC: 317, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Environmental Sustainability Overview13 May 2020
    This report examines how far the Ministry of Defence has embedded environmental sustainability in estate management, procurement, governance and policy-making.
    HC: 318, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Defence
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  • Improving the lives of women and girls overseas29 April 2020
    This report assesses whether DFID's 2018 Strategic Vision for Gender Equality is well placed to secure value for money.
    HC: 316, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for International Development
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  • Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme24 April 2020
    This report looks at the Restoration and Renewal Programme to identify potential risks and recommend how these may be addressed.
    HC: 315, 2019-21
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  • Investigation into maintenance of the museum estate27 March 2020
    This report sets out the facts about the maintenance of the museums and galleries sponsored by government.
    HC: 108, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport
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  • Water supply and demand management25 March 2020
    This report sets out the challenges facing the water industry in England and assesses how Defra is tackling them.
    HC: 107, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
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  • Universal Credit advances fraud20 March 2020
    This report outlines the extent of Universal Credit advances fraud and the DWP's actions to detect, recover and prevent it.
    HC: 105, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Work and Pensions
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  • Investigation into government’s response to the collapse of Thomas Cook19 March 2020
    This investigation examines the government’s response to the collapse of Thomas Cook.
    HC: 103, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • Defence capabilities – delivering what was promised18 March 2020
    This study examined whether the MoD gets the capabilities it requires when it needs them to meet its defence objectives.
    HC: 106, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Defence
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  • Supporting disadvantaged families through free early education and childcare entitlements in England13 March 2020
    This report examines whether the Department for Education is supporting disadvantaged families effectively through free early education and childcare entitlements.
    HC: 104, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Education
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  • The cost of EU Exit preparations6 March 2020
    This report looks at how much government departments spent on their activities preparing for the UK’s exit from the EU.
    HC: 102, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • The NHS nursing workforce5 March 2020
    This report sets out the facts on the scale of the NHS nursing workforce challenge.
    HC: 109, 2019-21
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Gambling regulation: problem gambling and protecting vulnerable people28 February 2020
    This report examines the extent to which gambling regulation protects people from gambling‑related harms and addresses emerging risks.
    HC: 101, 2019-20
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport
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  • The Equipment Plan 2019 to 202927 February 2020
    This study assesses the financial assumptions underlying the Ministry of Defence’s 10-year Equipment Plan.
    HC: 111, 2019-20
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Defence
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  • The management of tax expenditures14 February 2020
    This report examines the effectiveness of HM Treasury’s and HMRC’s use of their resources in the management of tax expenditures.
    HC: 46, 2019-20
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  • Local authority investment in commercial property13 February 2020
    Our report examines whether MHCLG's framework allows for the management of risks to local authorities from commercial property investment.
    HC: 45, 2019-20
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  • Information held by the Department for Work & Pensions on deaths by suicide of benefit claimants7 February 2020
    This briefing was produced for Parliament in response to correspondence we received from The Rt Hon Frank Field.
    HC: 79, 2019-20
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  • Improving the prison estate7 February 2020
    This report examines the condition and capacity of HM Prison and Probation Service's prison estate.
    HC: 41, 2019-20
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  • NHS financial management and sustainability5 February 2020
    This is our eighth report on the financial sustainability of the NHS.
    HC: 44, 2019-20
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  • Review of capital expenditure in the NHS5 February 2020
    This report expands on issues in our NHS financial sustainability report to set out the facts on NHS capital investment.
    HC: 43, 2019-20
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  • Child Maintenance Client Funds Account 2018-1930 January 2020
    The C&AG has published his audit opinions for 2018-19 on the 1993, 2003 and 2012 Child Maintenance Schemes.
    HC: 34 & 35, 2019-20
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  • Electricity networks30 January 2020
    This report examines how effectively Ofgem has used electricity network price controls to protect consumers and achieve government’s environmental goals.
    HC: 42, 2019-20
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • EU Exit: the Get ready for Brexit campaign28 January 2020
    This report examines the management of the Cabinet Office-led Get ready for Brexit campaign.
    HC: 22, 2019-20
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  • High Speed Two: A progress update24 January 2020
    This report examines whether DfT and HS2 Ltd have protected value for money so far in their stewardship of HS2.
    HC: 40, 2019-20
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  • Investigation into the rescue of Carillion’s PFI hospital contracts17 January 2020
    Carillion going into liquidation left two new hospitals unfinished. The projects will now be completed with public finance.
    HC: 23, 2019-20
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  • British Business Bank15 January 2020
    This report examines whether the British Business Bank is improving access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises.
    HC: 21, 2019-20
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • Business support schemes15 January 2020
    This report examines the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy's management of its business support schemes.
    HC: 20, 2019-20
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  • Managing infrastructure projects on nuclear-regulated sites10 January 2020
    This report examines the Ministry of Defence’s management of its large and complex infrastructure projects at nuclear-regulated sites.
    HC: 19, 2019-20
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  • BBC Studios9 January 2020
    This report examines the rationale, implementation and success of BBC Studios.
    HC: 18, 2019-20
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport
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  • Administration of Scottish income tax 2018-198 January 2020
    This report considers the administration of the Scottish income tax in 2018-19.
    HC: 24, 2019-20, SG/2020/1
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  • Administration of Welsh income tax 2018-198 January 2020
    This report covers HMRC’s preparations leading to the roll-out of the Welsh rates from April 2019.
    HC: 25, 2019-20
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  • Investigation into Starter Homes5 November 2019
    This investigation sets out the status of Starter Homes policy and legislation, and the impact of government's investment.
    HC: 275, 2019
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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  • Investigation into university technical colleges30 October 2019
    This investigation builds on our previous work and sets out the facts about the university technical colleges programme.
    HC: 101, 2019-20
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Education
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  • Investigation into pre-school vaccinations25 October 2019
    This investigation sets out the system for providing vaccinations to pre-school children in England and the levels of uptake.
    HC: 100, 2019-20
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  • Northern Ireland Office annual report and accounts 2018-1924 October 2019
    The Comptroller and Auditor General has reported on the 2018-19 accounts of the Northern Ireland Office.
    HC: 52, 2019-20
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  • Fracking for shale gas in England23 October 2019
    This report sets out the facts about the government's support of shale gas development in England.
    HC: 99, 2019-20
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • The UK border: preparedness for EU exit October 201916 October 2019
    This report considers the work that government has been undertaking at the border to prepare for a no-deal EU exit.
    HC: 98, 2019-2020
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  • Exiting the EU: supplying the health and social care sectors27 September 2019
    We record government's progress in ensuring health and social care supplies should the UK leave the EU without a deal.
    HC: 2654, 2017-19
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  • Transforming courts and tribunals: a progress update13 September 2019
    This report describes progress following the second phase of HMCTS's reform programme, which ended in January 2019.
    HC: 2638, 2017-19
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  • Support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities in England11 September 2019
    This report assesses how well pupils with special educational needs and disabilities are being supported.
    HC: 2636, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Education
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  • Investigation into military flying training4 September 2019
    We investigated the performance of the MoD's military flying training system
    HC: 2635
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Defence
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  • Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts 2018-1925 July 2019
    The C&AG has qualified his audit opinion on the 2018-19 accounts of the Ministry of Defence.
    HC: 2347
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  • Department for Education consolidated annual report and accounts 2018-1923 July 2019
    The C&AG has qualified his audit opinion on the Department for Education consolidated annual report and accounts 2018 to 2019.
    HC: 2388
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Education
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  • Academy schools sector in England Consolidated annual report and accounts 2017-1823 July 2019
    The C&AG has reported on the Academy schools sector in England Consolidated annual report and accounts.
    HC: 2377
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Education
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  • Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs annual accounts 2018-1919 July 2019
    The Comptroller & Auditor General , Gareth Davies, has qualified his opinion on the regularity of HMRC's 2018-19 Resource Accounts.
    HC: 2394
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  • Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency Annual Report & Accounts 2018-1911 July 2019
    The Comptroller and Auditor General has reported on the DVLA Trust Statement.
    HC: 2312
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Transport
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  • NHS Blood and Transplant Annual Report and Accounts 2018-199 July 2019
    The C&AG has report on the 2018-19 accounts of NHS Blood and Transplant.
    HC: 2301
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Tackling serious and organised crime28 June 2019
    This report examines whether the government tackles serious and organised crime in an effective and coherent way.
    HC: 2219, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Home Office
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  • Department for Work and Pensions annual report and accounts 2018-1927 June 2019
    The Comptroller and Auditor General has reported on the 2018-19 accounts of the Department for Work and Pensions.
    HC: 2281 2017-19
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  • Investigation into NHS Property Services Limited26 June 2019
    This investigation builds on our previous work on NHS Property Services Limited and examines the progress the Service has made.
    HC: 2222, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Challenges in using data across government21 June 2019
    This report draws together our experience of the main challenges and barriers to better use of data across government.
    HC: 2220, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • The effectiveness of Official Development Assistance expenditure20 June 2019
    This report focuses on what Official Development Assistance spending is achieving in practice.
    HC: 2218, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme – progress review13 June 2019
    This report assesses the scheme's performance against its objectives, its management, and plans for the future of the scheme.
    HC: 2216, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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  • Ensuring food safety and standards12 June 2019
    This report examines the effectiveness of regulations to ensure that food is safe and is what it says it is.
    HC: 2217, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Food Standards Agency
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  • Departments’ use of consultants to support preparations for EU Exit7 June 2019
    This investigation examines the extent to which departments have used consultants in their work to prepare for exiting the EU.
    HC: 2105, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • NAO Annual Report and Accounts 2018-196 June 2019
    The NAO Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19 provides details about the NAO’s work and our performance.
    HC: 2215, 2017-19
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  • Early review of the new farming programme5 June 2019
    This report examines Defra’s approach to developing the Future Farming and Countryside Programme.
    HC: 2221, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
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  • British Tourist Authority’s annual report and accounts 2017-18 (trading as VisitBritain & VisitEngland)28 May 2019
    The Comptroller and Auditor General has qualified his audit opinion on the accounts of the British Tourist Authority.
    HC: 1258
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport
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  • Whole of Government Accounts 2017-1824 May 2019
    The Whole of Government Accounts consolidates the public sector's accounts to produce a picture of the UK's public finances.
    HC: 2164
    First Department tag for this post: HM treasury
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  • Investigation into the response to cheating in English language tests24 May 2019
    This investigation examines the Home Office’s response to suspected cheating in the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC).
    HC: 2144, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Home Office
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  • Improving the A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down20 May 2019
    This report makes early observations on the progress and risks in upgrading the A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down.
    HC: 2104, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Transport
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  • Preparing for trade negotiations17 May 2019
    This briefing sets out government’s plans and progress to date in opening up overseas markets to UK businesses.
    HC: 2143, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for International Trade
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  • Managing the BBC’s pay-bill16 May 2019
    This report is a broad review of the BBC’s approach to pay.
    HC: 2142, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport
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  • Investigation into penalty charge notices in healthcare14 May 2019
    This investigation sets out facts about penalty charge notices and how the NHS supports vulnerable people to navigate the system.
    HC: 2141, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Progress delivering the Emergency Services Network10 May 2019
    This report examines the progress made in delivering the Emergency Services Network and the implications of the 2018 reset.
    HC: 2140, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Home Office
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  • Local Enterprise Partnerships: an update on progress7 May 2019
    This report examines MHCLG's addressing of recommendations relating to the governance, transparency and value for money of Local Enterprise Partnerships.
    HC: 2139, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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  • Completing Crossrail3 May 2019
    This report examines the causes of the cost increases and delays to the Crossrail programme.
    HC: 2106, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Transport
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  • Investigation into the government’s land disposal strategy and programmes2 May 2019
    This investigation outlines the government’s strategy and objectives for managing land disposals and the progress of several key disposal programmes.
    HC: 2138, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • Network Rail’s sale of railway arches2 May 2019
    This report examines the value for money of Network Rail’s sale of a major part of its commercial real estate portfolio.
    HC: 2137, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Transport
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  • Investigation into overpayments of Carer’s Allowance26 April 2019
    This investigation examines the recent increase in identified errors in Carer's Allowance and attempts to recover overpayments.
    HC: 2103, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Work and Pensions
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  • Investigation into submarine defueling and dismantling3 April 2019
    We investigated the Ministry of Defence's progress with submarine disposal and in implementing the projects needed to make this work.
    HC: 2102, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Defence
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  • Supporting disabled people to work28 March 2019
    This report is about the Department for Work & Pensions’ support to help disabled people overcome barriers to work.
    HC: 1991, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Work and Pensions
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  • NHS waiting times for elective and cancer treatment22 March 2019
    This report examines waiting time standards for elective and cancer treatment and factors associated with performance in meeting these standards.
    HC: 1989, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Regulating to protect consumers: Utilities, communications and financial services markets20 March 2019
    This report assesses how well Ofwat, Ofgem, Ofcom and the FCA measure and report their performance in protecting consumer interests.
    HC: 1992, 2017-19
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  • Progress of the 2016-2021 National Cyber Security Programme15 March 2019
    This report examines how effectively the Cabinet Office coordinates the 2016–2021 National Cyber Security Programme.
    HC: 1988, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • Investigation into devolved funding13 March 2019
    This investigation covers how the UK government determines the amount of funding it allocates to the devolved administrations.
    HC: 1990, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: HM treasury
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  • Contingency preparations for exiting the EU with no deal12 March 2019
    This briefing describes the Civil Contingencies Secretariat's contingency preparations for the UK exiting the EU without a deal.
    HC: 2058, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • Reforming the civilian workforce8 March 2019
    This report assesses the Ministry of Defence’s approach to reducing and reforming its civilian workforce.
    HC: 1925, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Defence
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  • The apprenticeships programme6 March 2019
    This report assesses whether the apprenticeships programme is providing value for money.
    HC: 1987, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Education
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  • Investigation into Verify5 March 2019
    An investigation into Verify, the government's identity verification platform. It examines its performance, costs and benefits.
    HC: 1926, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • Transforming Rehabilitation: Progress review1 March 2019
    This report builds on our previous work and takes stock of the Ministry of Justice’s Transforming Rehabilitation reforms
    HC: 1986, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Justice
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  • A memorandum on the Crossrail programme28 February 2019
    This memorandum sets out background information about the Crossrail programme and the current position
    HC: 1924, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Transport
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  • Planning for new homes8 February 2019
    This report assesses how effectively the Department supports the planning regime to provide the right homes in the right places.
    HC: 1923, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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  • Investigation into the management of health screening1 February 2019
    Our investigation focuses on the delivery, performance, oversight and progress implementing change on four health screening programmes.
    HC: 1871, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Oil and gas in the UK – offshore decommissioning25 January 2019
    This report sets out the landscape of oil and gas decommissioning.
    HC: 1870, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • Administration of Welsh Income Tax 2017-1824 January 2019
    This report covers the activities of HMRC before the introduction of the Welsh rates of income tax in April 2019.
    HC: 1869, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: HM Revenue and Customs
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  • Pressures on children’s social care23 January 2019
    This report covers recent trends in pressures on children’s social care demand and activity and national and local government's response.
    HC: 1868, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Education
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  • NHS financial sustainability18 January 2019
    The report examines whether the NHS is on track to achieve financial sustainability.
    HC: 1867, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Environmental metrics: government’s approach to monitoring the state of the natural environment16 January 2019
    Our study evaluates how far the government has an effective system for measuring progress towards its environmental objectives.
    HC: 1866, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
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  • Local authority governance15 January 2019
    Our report examines whether local governance arrangements provide assurance that local authority spending achieves value and authorities are financially sustainable
    HC: 1865, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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  • Local auditor reporting in England 201810 January 2019
    The number of NHS and local government bodies with weaknesses in their arrangements for delivering value for money is increasing.
    HC: 1864, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Managing the Bank of England’s Central Services19 December 2018
    This report examines whether the Bank of England has a sufficiently ambitious strategy for developing efficient and cost-effective Central Services.
    HC: 1784, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: HM treasury
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  • A review of the role and costs of clinical commissioning groups18 December 2018
    This sets out the role, costs and performance of CCGs, the changing commissioning landscape and the future of CCGs.
    HC: 1783, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Investigation into the British Army’s Recruiting Partnering Project14 December 2018
    We have reviewed the Army's implementation of the Recruiting Partnering Project and its management of the contract with Capita.
    HC: 1781, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Defence
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  • Child Maintenance Client Funds Account 2017-201813 December 2018
    The C&AG has published his audit opinions for 2017-18 on the 1993, 2003 and 2012 Child Maintenance Schemes
    HC: 1807 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Work and Pensions
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  • E20: renewing the EastEnders set13 December 2018
    This report examines whether the BBC has managed E20 in a way that is likely to achieve value for money.
    HC: 1782, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport
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  • The Motability scheme7 December 2018
    This report considers: the Motability scheme’s customer offer and performance; Motability Operations' financial model; and the scheme's governance arrangements.
    HC: 1681, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Work and Pensions
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  • Handling of the Windrush situation5 December 2018
    This study examines how the Home Office handled the impact of its immigration policies on the Windrush generation.
    HC: 1622, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Home Office
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  • Administration of Scottish Income Tax 2017-1830 November 2018
    This report considers the administration of the Scottish income tax in 2017-18.
    HC: 1676, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: HM Revenue and Customs
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  • Exiting the EU: The financial settlement – follow-up report29 November 2018
    This report aims to provide greater clarity on the financial settlement in advance of the 'meaningful vote'.
    HC: 1624, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: HM treasury
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  • Improving government’s planning and spending framework26 November 2018
    This report reviews government’s progress in improving the planning and spending framework since we last reported in July 2016.
    HC: 1679, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • Rolling out smart meters23 November 2018
    This report examines the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy's progress in rolling out smart meters.
    HC: 1680, 2017-19
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  • Investigation into the BBC’s engagement with personal service companies15 November 2018
    This investigation examines issues related to individuals the BBC hires as freelancers, particularly those hired through personal service companies.
    HC: 1677, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport
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  • Academy Schools Sector in England Consolidated annual report and accounts 2016/176 November 2018
    The Comptroller and Auditor General has qualified his audit opinion on these accounts.
    HC: 1701 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Education
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  • The Equipment Plan 2018 to 20285 November 2018
    This report assesses the robustness of the Ministry of Defence's financial data and assumptions for its Equipment Plan 2018-2028.
    HC: 1621, 2017-19
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  • The UK border: preparedness for EU exit24 October 2018
    This report assesses how prepared government departments are for the changes required at the border after EU exit.
    HC: 1619, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
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  • Projects leaving the Government Major Projects Portfolio19 October 2018
    This report examines projects leaving the Government Major Projects Portfolio, which comprises the biggest and riskiest projects across government
    HC: 1620, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • Improving children and young people’s mental health services9 October 2018
    This report examines whether the government is likely to meet its ambitions for children and young people's mental health services.
    HC: 1618, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Investigation into land and property acquisition for the Phase One (London – West Midlands) of the High Speed 2 programme13 September 2018
    This investigation is about acquiring land and property for Phase One (London to the West Midlands) of the High Speed 2 programme
    HC: 1531, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Transport
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  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Progress in Implementing EU Exit12 September 2018
    This is our second report on the progress Defra has made in preparing for EU Exit.
    HC: 1498, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
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  • Financial sustainability of police forces in England and Wales 201811 September 2018
    This report examines the Home Office's progress in managing a clear assurance and oversight system for police forces' financial sustainability.
    HC: 1501, 2017-19
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  • Investigation into national security vetting7 September 2018
    This investigation looks at the centralisation and performance of national security vetting services.
    HC: 1500, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • Tackling problem debt6 September 2018
    This report aims to evaluate and conclude on HM Treasury’s overall approach to over-indebtedness.
    HC: 1499, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • Met Office annual report and accounts 2017-1825 July 2018
    The C&AG has reported on the dismissal of the Chief Executive of the Met Office. The accounts are not qualified
    HC: 1121
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • Ministry of Defence annual report and accounts 2017-1823 July 2018
    The C&AG has qualified his audit opinion on the 2017-18 Resource Accounts.
    HC: HC 1272
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Defence
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  • The packaging recycling obligations23 July 2018
    This report identifies lessons from the management and performance of the packaging recycling obligation system.
    HC: 1386, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
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  • The sale of student loans20 July 2018
    This report considers the value for money of the sale of student loans that entered repayment between 2002 & 2006.
    HC: 1385, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Education
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  • Implementing the UK’s Exit from the European Union: Department for Transport19 July 2018
    Provides information on how the Department for Transport is organising itself to support a successful exit from the EU.
    HC: 1125, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Transport
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  • Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs annual accounts 2017-1812 July 2018
    Amyas Morse, the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) of the National Audit Office, has reported on the 2017-18 accounts of HM Revenue & Customs. His report focuses on tax revenue; Personal Tax Credits and Child Benefit error and fraud; and HMRC’s digital transformation programme.
    HC: 1222
    First Department tag for this post: HM Revenue and Customs
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  • Exiting the EU: Consumer protection, competition and state aid6 July 2018
    This report examines the progress made by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Competition and Markets Authority, and National Trading Standards in building the UK's legal framework and capacity and capability in consumer protection, competition and state aid.
    HC: 1384, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Competition and Markets Authority
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  • The health and social care interface4 July 2018
    This ‘think piece’ draws on our past work highlighting the barriers that prevent health and social care services working together effectively, examples of joint working and the move towards services centred on the needs of the individual, to inform the ongoing debate about the future of health and social care in England.
    HC: 950, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Developing new care models through NHS vanguards29 June 2018
    This report examines whether the NHS is well placed to get value for money from its investment in developing new care models through vanguards.
    HC: 1129, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • The Customs Declaration Service: a progress update28 June 2018
    This report provides an update on HMRC’s progress with the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) since July 2017. We consider the deliverability of the CDS programme and highlight the risks and issues HMRC needs to manage to fully implement CDS by January 2019.
    HC: 1124, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: HM Revenue and Customs
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  • NAO Annual Report and Accounts 2017-1826 June 2018
    Our Annual Report sets out the NAO’s performance over 2017-18 and reflects on our achievements.
    HC: 1128, 2017-19
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  • The return of Lloyds Banking Group to private ownership22 June 2018
    Now that all Lloyds shares have been sold we reviewed how the government prepared for and carried out the sales from March 2014 onwards.
    HC: 1127, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: HM treasury
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  • The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: progress with reducing risk at Sellafield20 June 2018
    This report examines the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s role, its governance, and the complex challenges it faces in delivering its long-term mission; progress with reducing high hazard and risk at Sellafield, and limitations to faster progress; and the NDA and Sellafield Limited’s plans to ensure sustainable progress at Sellafield.
    HC: 1126, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • Rolling out Universal Credit15 June 2018
    In this report, we assess the value for money of the Department for Work and Pensions' introduction of Universal Credit.
    HC: 1123, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Work and Pensions
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  • Investigation into NHS spending on generic medicines in primary care8 June 2018
    This investigation looks at the 2017-18 increase in NHS spending on certain generic medicines, possible causes of the price increases in the market for generic medicines, and how the Department of Health and Social Care responded to the price increases.
    HC: 1122, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Investigation into the government’s handling of the collapse of Carillion7 June 2018
    On 15 January 2018, Carillion declared insolvency and the Official Receiver, an employee of the Insolvency Service, started to liquidate its assets and contracts. This report focuses on the role of the UK government in preparing for and managing the liquidation of Carillion.
    HC: 1002, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • Ofsted’s inspection of schools24 May 2018
    This report examines whether Ofsted’s approach to inspecting schools is providing value for money. We assessed Ofsted's role, performance and impact.
    HC: 1004, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Education
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  • Investigation into government-funded inquiries23 May 2018
    Given the prevalence of government-funded inquiries, the frequency with which the government uses them following high-profile failures, their importance in relation to the public’s trust of authorities, and the public funds spent on them, the NAO has conducted an investigation into the 26 inquiries that have started and concluded since 2005.
    HC: 836, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • The Defence Nuclear Enterprise: a landscape review22 May 2018
    This landscape report aims to help Parliament better understand the complexities of the Defence Nuclear Enterprise by describing how the Ministry of Defence needs to bring together its programmes, including production of the new deterrent submarines, to provide a continuous at sea deterrent.
    HC: 1003, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Defence
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  • NHS England’s management of the primary care support services contract with Capita17 May 2018
    In this report, we assess whether NHS England managed the PCSE contract with Capita effectively to secure the intended benefits
    HC: 632, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Investigation into the 2017 auction for low-carbon electricity generation contracts16 May 2018
    This report sets out the history of Contracts for Difference and how the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy designed the 2017 auction, including the changes it made to the rules related to the capacity cap, and the impact these changes had.
    HC: 949, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • Investigation into oversight of the Student Loans Company’s governance, and management of its former chief executive11 May 2018
    This investigation describes the events surrounding the appointment and dismissal of the Student Loans Company's former chief executive officer. It sets outs the Department for Education's role in oversight of the Company and how it responded to the concerns raised by two Company staff.
    HC: 948, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Education
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  • Early progress in transforming courts and tribunals9 May 2018
    In this report we outline what HM Courts and Tribunals Service's (HMCTS) change portfolio to modernise and upgrade the justice system will deliver, consider early progress against plans and explore how HMCTS and its partners have managed the change portfolio and the risks it faces in the future.
    HC: 1001, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Justice
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  • Implementing the UK’s exit from the European Union: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office25 April 2018
    This publication sets out how the FCO is preparing to deliver an effective exit from the EU. It focuses primarily on the 11 work streams on which the FCO reports to the Department for Exiting the EU.
    HC: 899, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
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  • Exiting the EU: The financial settlement20 April 2018
    This report forms part of the National Audi Office's programme of work to examine how the government is overseeing and implementing the UK’s exit from the EU. It is our first report on the financial settlement, assessing HM Treasury’s estimate of the cost of the settlement.
    HC: 946, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Exiting the European Union
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  • Ensuring sufficient skilled military personnel18 April 2018
    This report reviews whether the Ministry of Defence has an effective approach to developing the capability of its regular forces, and how it is adapting to meet the new challenges.
    HC: 947, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Defence
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  • Investigation into the Department for Transport’s decision to cancel three rail electrification projects29 March 2018
    This investigation sets out the decision-making process, leading to the July 2017 announcement of the cancellation of three rail electrification projects: the Midland Main Line north of Kettering (to Nottingham and Sheffield); the Great Western Main Line between Cardiff and Swansea; and the Lakes Line between Oxenholme and Windermere.
    HC: 835, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Transport
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  • Investigation into errors in Employment and Support Allowance21 March 2018
    This investigation covers a single, major cause of underpayment error in ESA. This error relates to people whose existing benefit claim was converted to ESA and who were entitled to income-related ESA but were only awarded contribution-based ESA.
    HC: 837, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Work and Pensions
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  • Financial sustainability of local authorities 20188 March 2018
    This report reviews developments in the sector and examines whether the Department, along with other departments with responsibility for local services, understands the impact of funding reductions on the financial and service sustainability of local authorities.
    HC: 834, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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  • The BBC’s commercial activities: a landscape review7 March 2018
    This report, our first on this subject, is a landscape review of the BBC’s commercial activities, setting out how the BBC organizes these activities and the key risks and challenges they currently face.
    HC: 721, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport
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  • Reducing emergency admissions2 March 2018
    The report examines progress that the Department of Health & Social Care, NHS England, NHS Improvement and other stakeholders are making in reducing the impact of emergency admissions on acute hospitals. The report takes a whole-system approach, and looks at action across acute, primary, community and social care systems.
    HC: 833, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Low carbon heating of homes and businesses and the Renewable Heat Incentive23 February 2018
    The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a scheme to encourage a switch from fossil fuel heating systems to renewable and low-carbon alternatives in homes and business premises in Great Britain. Our report assesses the value for money of the RHI for Great Britain.
    HC: 779, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • Converting maintained schools to academies22 February 2018
    This report focuses on the arrangements for converting schools to academies. We assess the Department for Education’s approach and the extent of conversion; the robustness, cost and speed of the conversion process; and the availability of sponsors and multi-academy trusts to support schools to convert to academies.
    HC: 720, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Education
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  • The adult social care workforce in England8 February 2018
    The Department of Health & Social Care's role in overseeing the adult social care workforce.
    HC: 714, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Investigation into clinical correspondence handling in the NHS2 February 2018
    How NHS England has handled a backlog of 374,000 items.
    HC: 778, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Home Office: Investigation into the Disclosure and Barring Service1 February 2018
    The progress made by a programme to modernise the Disclosure and Barring Service.
    HC: 715, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Home Office
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  • Ministry of Defence: The Equipment Plan 2017 to 202731 January 2018
    The affordability of the Ministry of Defence’s Equipment Plan.
    HC: 717, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Defence
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  • The Ministry of Defence’s arrangement with Annington Property Limited30 January 2018
    The Ministry of Defence (the Department) has committed itself to annual rental bills of nearly £200 million and lost out on billions of pounds of asset value as a result of selling and leasing back the majority of its married quarters estate to Annington Property Limited in 1996 because of the subsequent steep increase in house prices and rents.
    HC: 762, 2017-19
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  • Implementing the UK’s Exit from the European Union: The Department for International Trade25 January 2018
    In this publication we set out how DIT is preparing to deliver an effective exit from the EU. 25 January 2018
    HC: 713, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for International Trade
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  • Sustainability and transformation in the NHS19 January 2018
    Additional funding, aimed to help the NHS get on a financially sustainable footing, has instead been spent on coping with existing pressures.
    HC: 719, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • PFI and PF218 January 2018
    A briefing on the rationale, costs and benefits of the Private Finance Initiative; the use of and impact of PFI, and ability to make savings from operational contracts; and the introduction of PF2. There are currently over 700 operational PFI and PF2 deals, with a capital value of around £60 billion and annual charges for these deals amounted to £10.3 billion in 2016-17. Even if no new deals are entered into, future charges which continue until the 2040s amount to £199 billion. 18 January 2018
    HC: 718, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: HM treasury
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  • Delivering STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills for the economy17 January 2018
    Government efforts to improve the quality and take-up of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills have yielded some positive results but there remains an urgent need for departments to set out a shared view of what they are trying to achieve and a co-ordinated plan for achieving it.
    HC: 716, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • The Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail franchise10 January 2018
    This examines the causes of poor performance on the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern network since the franchise began in September 2014, the effects on passenger services, financial outcomes for the operator and the Department, and the Department’s handling of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise.
    HC: 528, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Transport
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  • Implementing the UK’s Exit from the European Union: The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs20 December 2017
    The report focuses on how the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs is preparing to exit from the EU. It is part of a series of NAO briefings on the key bodies in the centre of government and the major spending departments that have to deliver Exit programmes. 20 December 2017
    HC: 647, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
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  • Investigation into changes to Community Rehabilitation Company contracts19 December 2017
    An investigation into why and how the Ministry of Justice adjusted Community Rehabilitation Companies’ (CRCs) contracts; and the financial and other implications of the adjustments to the CRCs' contracts. 19 December 2017
    HC: 676, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Justice
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  • Reducing modern slavery15 December 2017
    Until the government is able to establish effective oversight of the modern slavery system as a whole, it will not be able to significantly reduce the prevalence of modern slavery or show that it is achieving value for money.
    HC: 630, 2017-19
    First Department tag for this post: Home Office
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  • Child Maintenance Client Funds Accounts 2016-1714 December 2017
    The C&AG has qualified his audit opinions on the Client Funds Accounts prepared by the Department for Work and Pensions for the 1993 and 2003 Child Maintenance Schemes on the grounds of material levels of irregular receipts and payments and misstated arrears balances. However he has given a clean audit opinion on the 2012 Child Maintenance Scheme Account after improvements in the accuracy of assessing child maintenance claims. 14 December 2017
    HC: 609 and 610, 2017-19
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  • Investigation into the circumstances surrounding the monitoring, inspection and funding of Learndirect Ltd14 December 2017
    This investigation focuses on the circumstances relating to the monitoring of Learndirect Ltd by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, the inspection of the company by Ofsted, and the funding of the company by various government bodies.
    HC: 646, 2017-19
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  • Investigation: National Lottery funding for good causes13 December 2017
    An investigation into the fall in National Lottery income for good causes in 2016-17. It reviews the trends in total National Lottery sales and income for good causes, focusing on the six distributors with the largest share of National Lottery income and the way they have managed the balances within the National Lottery Distribution Fund. 13 December 2017
    HC: 631, 2017-19
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  • The Green Investment Bank12 December 2017
    This examines whether the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has achieved the objectives of the UK Green Investment Bank intervention, and whether UK Government Investments has achieved value for money in the subsequent sale of the Bank.
    HC: 619, 2017-19
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  • The higher education market8 December 2017
    Young people are making complex choices about higher education without much effective help and advice, and the institutions concerned are under very little competitive pressure to provide best value.
    HC: 629, 2017-19
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  • The BBC’s understanding of its audiences and users6 December 2017
    The report examines whether to inform decisions across the BBC, the Corporation efficiently, effectively and economically understands how people use and respond to the full range of its services.
    HC: 627, 2017-19
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  • Implementing the UK’s Exit from the European Union – People and skills: The role of the centre of government1 December 2017
    The National Audit Office has today published a briefing describing how the centre of government is supporting departments to identify the people and skills needed to implement the UK’s exit from the European Union. 1 December 2017
    HC: 626, 2017-19
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  • Implementing the UK’s Exit from the European Union: The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy30 November 2017
    The National Audit Office has today published a briefing describing how the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which has one of the largest and most complex EU Exit portfolios in government, is preparing to deliver a successful exit from the EU.
    HC: 608, 2017-19
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  • Charity Commission: Progress report29 November 2017
    The National Audit Office has today published its report on the progress made by the Charity Commission. The Commission is the regulator of charities in England and Wales and is an independent, non-ministerial government department accountable to Parliament. 29 November 2017
    HC: 607, 2017-19
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  • Investigation into the governance of Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership29 November 2017
    The National Audit Office has today published the results of its investigation into the governance of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership, following concerns raised by Stephen Barclay MP (North East Cambridgeshire).
    HC: 410, 2017-19
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  • International Citizen Service28 November 2017
    The National Audit Office has today published a report on the International Citizen Service (ICS). The Department for International Development launched the ICS in 2011 to provide volunteer placements overseas for 18-25 year olds and team leader placements for 23-35 year olds. 28 November 2017
    HC: 598, 2017-19
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  • The administration of the Scottish Rate of Income Tax 2016-1727 November 2017
    Maintaining accurate address records of the 2.6 million Scottish taxpayers remains the biggest risk facing HM Revenue & Customs in ensuring that Scottish income tax is assessed and collected properly.
    HC: 620, 2017-19
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  • Implementing the UK’s exit from the European Union: Infrastructure and Projects Authority24 November 2017
    The National Audit Office has today published a briefing describing how the centre of government is overseeing and taking forward implementation of the UK's exit from the European Union. The briefing focuses in particular on the Infrastructure and Projects Authority. 24 November 2017
    HC: 606, 2017-19
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  • Update on the Thameslink Programme23 November 2017
    The programme to upgrade to the Thameslink routes through London has a realistic prospect of delivering value for money but there remains risks which the Department for Transport and Network Rail need to manage carefully.
    HC: 413, 2017-19
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  • Implementing the UK’s Exit from the European Union: The Department for Exiting the European Union and the centre of government17 November 2017
    The National Audit Office has today published a briefing describing how the centre of government is overseeing and taking forward implementation of the UK's exit from the European Union. the briefing focuses in particular on the coordination role of the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU). 17 November 2017
    HC: 593, 2017-19
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  • Air Quality16 November 2017
    This National Audit Office briefing gives an overview of government’s approach to improving air quality in the UK. It has been prepared in support of a joint inquiry by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee, the Health Committee and the Transport Committee. It examines why air quality matters; the UK’s plan for improving air quality; and risks and success factors for delivery of government’s air quality plans. 16 November 2017
    HC: 529, 2017-19
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  • Cross-government funding of research and development15 November 2017
    Government investment in science requires strategic vision and clear information so that it can ensure the UK is investing in the right areas. Our report is accompanied by an Evaluative Framework to guide effective cross-government coordination.
    HC: 564, 2017-19
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  • Evaluating the government balance sheet: borrowing7 November 2017
    Public and private borrowing are high, kept affordable by record low interest rates, and quantitative easing continues ten years after the crisis it responded to.
    HC: 526, 2017-19
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  • Investigation into equipment cannibalisation in the Royal Navy1 November 2017
    Equipment cannibalisation in the Royal Navy has doubled in the past 12 years. It can be effective to meet operational needs but can increase costs and create disruption.
    HC: 525, 2017-19
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  • Investigation: WannaCry cyber attack and the NHS27 October 2017
    This report investigates the NHS’s response to the cyber attack that affected it in May 2017 and the impact on health services.
    HC: 414, 2017-19
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  • Improving value for money in non-competitive procurement of defence equipment25 October 2017
    The MoD’s new regulations for overseeing non-competitive procurement has the potential to save significant sums of money, if implemented properly.
    HC: 412, 2017-19
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  • The UK Border20 October 2017
    This report provides Parliament with insights on the issues and challenges for government’s management of the border in light of the UK’s planned departure from the European Union.
    HC: 513, 2017-19
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  • Follow-up on alternative higher education providers18 October 2017
    The Department is exerting stronger oversight and sanctioning under-performing providers but there remain issues to resolve, such as more timely identification of underperformance and ineligible payments.
    HC: 411, 2017-19
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  • Care Quality Commission regulating health and social care13 October 2017
    Although the Commission has improved as an organisation, it needs to overcome some persistent issues with the timeliness of some of its regulation activities if it is to sustain further improvement.
    HC: 409, 2017-19
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  • The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s Magnox contract11 October 2017
    The NDA's fundamental failures in the Magnox contract procurement raise serious questions about its understanding of procurement regulations and its ability to manage large, complex procurements.
    HC: 408 2017-19
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  • Homelessness13 September 2017
    Homelessness has increased across all measures since 2010, with many local authorities now seeing it as a risk to their financial sustainability.
    HC: 308, 2017-19
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  • Retaining and developing the teaching workforce12 September 2017
    Schools, especially secondary schools, face real challenges in retaining and developing their teachers. National data suggest progress but mask significant local variation.
    HC: 307, 2017-19
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  • Investigation into the management of the Libor Fund8 September 2017
    The Government has committed £933 million from the Libor Fund, but cannot yet confirm that all the money has been used as intended.
    HC: 306, 2017-19
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  • Managing the costs of clinical negligence in trusts7 September 2017
    The cost of clinical negligence in trusts is significant and rising fast, placing increasing financial pressure on an already stretched system.
    HC: 305, 2017-19
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  • Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General on the 2016-17 Accounts of High Speed Two (HS2) Limited19 July 2017
    The Comptroller and Auditor General, Amyas Morse, has today qualified the accounts of High Speed Two (HS2) Limited owing to its running a redundancy scheme at enhanced terms without the necessary approvals.
    HC: 247, 2017-19
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  • Investigation into government’s management of the Business Appointment Rules19 July 2017
    The Cabinet Office is responsible for the Business Appointment Rules, but has not published any guidelines, and has no oversight of departmental compliance.
    HC: 245, 2017-19
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  • Managing the Official Development Assistance target a report on progress18 July 2017
    Official Development Assistance is being increasingly spent by departments other than the Department for International Development.
    HC: 243, 2017-19
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  • Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs Annual Report and Accounts 2016-1714 July 2017
    Amyas Morse, the Comptroller and Auditor General, has today issued a report on the 2016-17 accounts of HM Revenue & Customs.
    HC: 18, 2016-17
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  • The first sale of shares in Royal Bank of Scotland14 July 2017
    The first sale of government shares in the Royal Bank of Scotland in August 2015 was well planned and organised and represented value for money.
    HC: 244, 2017-19
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  • The Customs Declaration Service13 July 2017
    HMRC has made progress in developing the new customs system, which was part of its existing programme, but it may need to be ready much earlier than originally planned if there is no agreement extending timescales on the transition to any new customs arrangements
    HC: 241, 2017-19
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  • The new generation electronic monitoring programme12 July 2017
    The case for a huge expansion of electronic monitoring using GPS was unproven, but the Ministry of Justice pursued an overly ambitious and high risk strategy anyway. Ultimately it has not delivered.
    HC: 242, 2017-19
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  • Progress in setting up combined authorities6 July 2017
    For combined authorities to deliver real progress they will need to demonstrate that they can drive economic growth and contribute to public sector reform.
    HC: 240, 2017-19
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  • Investigation into NHS continuing healthcare funding5 July 2017
    Funding for ongoing health care is a complex and highly sensitive area, which can affect some of the most vulnerable people in society and those that care for them.
    HC: 239, 2017-19
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  • The Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train project: investigation into the modification of the national rail network4 July 2017
    In May 2012, the Department of Transport expected the tram-train scheme to be completed by Dec 2015. It is now expected to be completed in May 2018.
    HC: 238, 2017-19
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  • Online Fraud30 June 2017
    Online fraud is now the most commonly experienced crime in England and Wales, but has been overlooked by government, law enforcement and industry.
    HC: 45, 2017-18
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  • Mental health in prisons29 June 2017
    Government does not know how many people in prison have a mental illness, how much it is spending on mental health in prisons or whether it is achieving its objectives. It is therefore hard to see how Government can be achieving value for money in its efforts to improve the mental health and well being of prisoners. In 2016 there were 40,161 incidents of self-harm in prisons and 120 self-inflicted deaths.
    HC: 42, 2017-18
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  • Progress delivering the ‘One Mission, One Bank’ strategy28 June 2017
    The Bank of England has made progress in its aim to operate in a more unified way following its expansion. More is needed to embed cultural change and deliver long term data projects.
    HC: 44, 2017-19
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  • Investigation: clinical correspondence handling at NHS Shared Business Services27 June 2017
    The NAO has investigated how NHS Shared Business Services handled its backlog of unprocessed clinical correspondence.
    HC: 41, 2017-18
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  • NAO Annual Report and Accounts 2016-1723 June 2017
    The government has agreed that Principal Accounting Officers of the main central government departments should provide a statement of their accountability systems, covering all of the relevant accountability relationships within the department, including relationships with arm’s length bodies and third party delivery partners in an Accounting Officer System Statement. This requirement does not apply to the NAO, but our accountability relationships and processes are set out in full in our Governance Statement and other sections of the Annual Report.
    HC: 43, 2017-18
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  • Hinkley Point C23 June 2017
    The Department has committed electricity consumers and taxpayers to a high cost and risky deal in a changing energy marketplace. We cannot say the Department has maximised the chances that it will achieve value for money.
    HC: 40, 2017-18
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  • Report on the funding and governance of Broken Rainbow27 April 2017
    This NAO report looks into the funding and oversight of the charity Broken Rainbow. Broken Rainbow provided support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. The charity received most of its funding through grants, principally from the Home Office.
    HC: 1060, 2016-17
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  • Managing the BBC’s workforce26 April 2017
    The BBC's approach to managing its workforce shows definite progress. It will need to monitor workforce changes carefully to build on the recent progress it has made.
    HC: 1133, 2016-17
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  • Progress on the government estate strategy25 April 2017
    Departments have continued to reduce their estates and government is now getting better value for money. The Government Property Unit, however, has not yet made much progress towards its more challenging objective of creating an integrated estate.
    HC: 1131, 2016-17
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  • Investigation into the South East Flexible Ticketing Programme20 April 2017
    The National Audit Office has today published the findings from its investigation into the Department for Transport’s (the Department’s) progress in implementing the South East Flexible Ticketing Programme (the Programme).  In January 2012, the Department set up the Programme to improve coordination, speed up delivery and increase take up of smart ticketing. The Department was […]
    HC: 1130, 2016-17
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  • Investigation into overseas sellers failing to charge VAT on online sales19 April 2017
    The NAO have investigated concerns that online sellers outside the EU are avoiding charging VAT.
    HC: 1129, 2016-17
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  • Vulnerable consumers in regulated industries31 March 2017
    Regulators and government need to work together better to ensure that vulnerable consumers get the support they need.
    HC: 1061, 2016-17
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  • Digital Transformation in Government30 March 2017
    Digital transformation has a mixed track record across government. It has not yet provided a level of change that will allow government to further reduce costs while still meeting people's needs.
    HC: 1059, 2016-17
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  • Planning for 100% local retention of business rates29 March 2017
    DCLG has made good progress in its design of 100% local business rates retention but faces a challenging timescale for delivery.
    HC: 1058, 2016-17
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  • Child Maintenance: closing cases and managing arrears on the 1993 and 2003 schemes28 March 2017
    The National Audit Office has today published the findings of its investigation into the Department for Work & Pensions’ closure of its 1993 and 2003 ‘Child Support Agency’ child maintenance schemes.
    HC: 1054, 2016-17
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  • Capability in the Civil Service24 March 2017
    Government has gaps in its capability and must do more to develop the skills needed. It is making plans, but the scale of the challenge means greater urgency is needed.
    HC: 919, 2016-17
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  • Progress with the Road Investment Strategy22 March 2017
    The first Road Investment Strategy represents an important step forward towards better long-term planning of the strategic road network. However, the speed with which it was put together created risks to deliverability, affordability and value for money.
    HC: 1056, 2016-2017
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  • Internal Drainage Boards21 March 2017
    Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs) are local independent public bodies responsible for managing water levels in low-lying areas where there is a special drainage need and contributing to flood risk management. IDBs cover nearly 10% of England’s land area and spent more than £61m last year. The report focuses on governance and oversight arrangements; processes for raising concerns; and, the potential for conflicts of interest.
    HC: 1080, 2016-17
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
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  • Delivering Carrier Strike16 March 2017
    The Department has made good progress since we last reported on Carrier Strike, however it still has a lot to do to meet its targets at the end of 2020.
    HC: 1057, 2016-17
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  • Local support for people with a learning disability3 March 2017
    Good progress has been made by the Department of Health and NHS England in setting up a programme to close hospital beds for people with a learning disability, but the programme is not yet on track to achieve value for money. The report examines how the NHS in England and local authorities seek to improve the lives of the 129,000 people aged 18 to 64 who use local authority learning disability support services.
    HC: 1053, 2016-17
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  • Review of the Thames Tideway Tunnel2 March 2017
    This report examines the evidence base supporting the decision to proceed with the Thames Tideway Tunnel, a tunnel running 25 kilometres from Acton to Abbey Mills, as well as progress achieved to date.
    HC: 783, 2016-17
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  • Investigation into the Parole Board28 February 2017
    The Osborn ruling in October 2013 had an immediate impact on the demand for oral hearings conducted by the Parole Board.
    HC: 1013, 2016-17
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  • Capital funding for schools22 February 2017
    The Department must make the best use of the capital funding it has available by continuing to increase the use of data to inform its funding decisions and by creating places where it can demonstrate that they will have the greatest impact.
    HC: 1014, 2016-17
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  • Investigation into the Department for International Development’s approach to tackling fraud9 February 2017
    The NAO has conducted an investigation into DFID’s approach to tackling fraud, following an increase in the potential risks after the government committed to spend 0.7% of GDP on foreign aid.
    HC: 1012, 2016-17
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  • Health and social care integration8 February 2017
    The Better Care Fund has not achieved the expected value for money, in terms of savings, outcomes for patients or hospital activity.
    HC: 1011, 2016-17
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  • Investigation into Police and Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Commutation factors1 February 2017
    This looks at the chain of events which led to the government paying £711m in compensation to 34,000 pensioners who retired from the Police and Firefighters' Pension Schemes between 2001 and 2006 without receiving their full pension entitlement. Due to the extent of the legal process in the case, some police and firefighters were retired for over 15 years before they received their full pension entitlement from government.
    HC: 986, 2016-17
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Work and Pensions
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  • The Equipment Plan 2016-202627 January 2017
    The risks to the affordability of the Ministry of Defence Equipment Plan are greater than at any point since reporting began in 2012.
    HC: 914, 2016-2017
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  • NHS Ambulance Services26 January 2017
    Demand for ambulance services continues to grow rapidly, but services are finding it increasingly difficult to cope with rising demand.
    HC: 972, 2016-17
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  • Carbon Capture and Storage: the second competition for government support20 January 2017
    The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has not achieved value for money for its £100 million spend on the second competition for government financial support for carbon capture storage.
    HC: 950, 2016-17
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  • Housing in England: overview19 January 2017
    The need for housing in England has in recent years grown faster than its supply, and housebuilding needs to increase across the country.
    HC: 917, 2016-17
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  • Investigation into HMRC’s contract with Concentrix17 January 2017
    HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC’s) contract with Synnex-Concentrix UK Ltd was terminated in November 2016. The contract was designed to add capacity to HMRC’s programme of interventions to prevent or detect error and fraud in personal tax credits awards. HMRC estimated that the contract would save £1 billion over its three year life time and an estimated £193 million, excluding Concentrix’s costs, had been saved by the time of contract termination.
    HC: 915, 2016-2017
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  • National Citizen Service13 January 2017
    Having shown that the concept of a national citizen service has something to offer young people, to demonstrate value for money the OCS and the Trust now need to show they can grow NCS as intended and run it at a more affordable cost to the taxpayer.
    HC: 916, 2016-17
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  • Improving patient access to general practice11 January 2017
    Challenging objectives for improving access to general practice have been set by the Department and NHS England, but a more coordinated approach and stronger incentives are needed.
    HC: 913, 2016-17
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  • Managing the HMRC Estate10 January 2017
    By reducing the number of its offices and moving to a regional centre model HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) hopes to significantly reduce its running costs and modernise the way it works. HMRC’s original plan has proved unrealistic and is now reconsidering the scope and timing of the programme. Any changes will need to be carefully managed to avoid diminishing the long term value of the strategy.
    HC: 726, 2016-17
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  • The Comptroller and Auditor General’s Report on the Department for Education’s financial statements 2015-1620 December 2016
    The Comptroller and Auditor General has provided an adverse opinion on the truth and fairness of the Department for Education’s group financial statements 2015-16. He has also qualified his regularity opinion because the Department has exceeded two of its expenditure limits authorised by Parliament. The Department has many challenges to overcome if it is to implement successfully its plans to provide Parliament with a better picture of academy trusts’ spending next year.
    HC: 326, 2016-17
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  • The administration of the Scottish Rate of Income Tax 2015-1619 December 2016
    Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs continues to make progress in ensuring that income tax levied under the Scottish rate will be assessed and collected properly, but still faces significant challenges to ensure that all Scottish taxpayers are correctly identified
    HC: 871, SG/2016/239, 201
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  • Client Funds Account – Statutory Child Maintenance Schemes 2015-1616 December 2016
    The C&AG has qualified his audit opinions on the Client Funds Accounts of the Department for Work and Pensions on the grounds of material errors in the calculations of child maintenance assessments.
    HC: 855/856, 2016-17
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  • Protecting consumers from scams, unfair trading and unsafe goods15 December 2016
    The report examines the system protecting consumers from scams, unfair trading, and unsafe goods. BEIS has made progress since our 2011 review, but needs to do more, particularly in the context of the growth of e-commerce.
    HC: 851, 2016-17
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  • Financial sustainability of schools14 December 2016
    The government’s approach to managing the risks to schools’ financial sustainability cannot be judged to be effective or providing value for money until more progress is made.
    HC: 850, 2016-17
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  • Crown Commercial Service13 December 2016
    It is not possible to show that the Crown Commercial Service has achieved more than departments would otherwise have achieved by buying common goods and services themselves.
    HC: 786, 2016-17
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  • Benefit sanctions30 November 2016
    The Department for Work & Pensions is not doing enough to find out how sanctions affect people on benefits.
    HC: 628, 2016-17
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  • Department for International Development: investing through CDC28 November 2016
    The Department for International Development has improved its oversight of CDC and has directed it to address many of the weaknesses previously identified by Parliament. However, it remains a significant challenge for CDC to demonstrate its ultimate objective of creating and making a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest places.
    HC: 784, 2016-17
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  • Financial sustainability of the NHS22 November 2016
    The financial performance of NHS bodies worsened considerably in 2015-16, according to the National Audit Office.
    HC: 785, 2016-17
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  • Delivering the defence estate15 November 2016
    The MoD has developed a strategy that identifies the estate it needs and the 25% of its estate it can dispose of by 2040. However, the strategy and current funding levels allow only for a partial reversal of the decline in the condition of the remaining estate. There is a significant risk that the poor condition of the estate will affect the Department’s ability to provide the defence capability needed.
    HC: 782, 2016-17
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  • Modernising the Great Western railway9 November 2016
    The cost of modernising the Great Western railway is estimated to be £5.58 billion, an increase of £2.1 billion since 2013, and there are delays to the electrification of the route of at least 18 to 36 months. The Department for Transport and Network Rail have begun to improve the management of the programme but they have more to do to protect value for money in the future.
    HC: 781, 2016-17
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  • Introduction of the new state pension3 November 2016
    The Department for Work and Pensions successfully managed the introduction of the new state pension, but it is not yet clear whether the simplified system will encourage people to save more for their retirement.
    HC: 724, 2016-17
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  • HMRC’s approach to collecting tax from high net worth individuals1 November 2016
    HMRC has a special unit to collect tax from high net worth individuals who are those with assets of £20m or more. While this special unit gives it a better understanding of the tax affairs and behaviours of these taxpayers it needs to evaluate what approaches are the most effective and to understand the outcome it achieves.
    HC: 790, 2016-17
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  • Recovering the cost of NHS treatment for overseas visitors28 October 2016
    The amount recovered has increased but NHS hospital trusts remain some way from complying in full with the requirement to recover the cost of treating overseas visitors.
    HC: 728, 2016-17
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  • Investigation: The Department for Education’s management of a potential conflict of interest26 October 2016
    This investigation focuses on how the Department for Education identified and managed a potential conflict of interest between the Chief Social Worker for Children and Families and a company called Morning Lane Associates.
    HC: 789, 2015-16
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  • Progress on the Common Agricultural Policy Delivery Programme24 October 2016
    This an update on earlier reports by the NAO and Committee of Public Accounts on the progress of the Common Agricultural Policy Delivery Programme. It focuses primarily on the 2015 Basic Payment Scheme payments to English farmers and landowners and improvements to the process for the 2016 and future years.
    HC: 727, 2016-17
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  • Controlling the consumer-funded costs of energy policies: The Levy Control Framework18 October 2016
    The government has missed opportunities to exploit the full potential of the Levy Control Framework and this has contributed to decisions which have not secured value for money.
    HC: 725, 2016-17
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  • Children in need of help or protection12 October 2016
    The Department for Education recognised since 2010 that child protection services are not good enough but its subsequent response has not yet resulted in better outcomes. Spending on children's social work, including on child protection, varies widely across England and is not related to quality. Neither the DfE nor authorities understand why spending varies.
    HC: 723, 2016-17
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  • Investigation: The Department for Transport’s funding of the Garden Bridge11 October 2016
    The Department for Transport agreed to make a £30m grant towards construction of the Garden Bridge despite its concerns over value for money. The NAO’s review does not assess the value for money of the project as a whole.
    HC: 722, 2016-17
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  • Upgrading emergency service communications: the Emergency Services Network15 September 2016
    The Emergency Services Network is one of the most technologically advanced systems worldwide and is set to replace the existing emergency services communication system, Airwave. However several risks have been highlighted.
    HC: 627, 2016-17
    First Department tag for this post: Home Office
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  • Protecting information across government14 September 2016
    Protecting information while re-designing public services and introducing the technology necessary to support them is an increasingly complex challenge.
    HC: 625, 2016-2017
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  • The Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement programme13 September 2016
    UK Government says it is on track to meet target to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020. Local authorities’ ability to secure suitable school places and houses a risk to success. NAO estimate programme will cost £1.12bn by 2020.
    HC: 626, 2016-17
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  • Delivering value through the apprenticeships programme6 September 2016
    The Department for Education should set out the planned overall impact of the programme on productivity and growth.
    HC: 624, 2016-17
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  • Reports on Department of Health, NHS England and NHS Foundation Trusts’ consolidated accounts 2015-1621 July 2016
    The Department of Health and its partners are still some way from implementing a plan to put the NHS’ finances in England on a sustainable footing, according to three reports issued by the Comptroller and Auditor General.
    HC: 332, 311, 402, 2016-17
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Government’s management of its performance: progress with single departmental plans21 July 2016
    There have been improvements in the way government plans and manages public sector activity, but the NAO does not consider that there exists a coherent, enduring framework for planning and management. This report is published alongside 'Spending Review 2015'.
    HC: 872, 2016-17
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  • Spending Review 201521 July 2016
    There have been improvements in the way government plans and manages public sector activity, but the NAO does not consider that there exists a coherent, enduring framework for planning and management. This report is published alongside 'Government's management of its performance: progress with single departmental plans'.
    HC: 571, 2016-17
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  • The £13 billion sale of former Northern Rock assets19 July 2016
    The disposal of former Northern Rock mortgages and loans in 2015 was the government’s largest ever financial asset sale. When judged against the Government’s objective to shrink the balance sheet swiftly the deal was value for money.
    HC: 513, 2016-17
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  • Ministry of Defence 2015-16 accounts15 July 2016
    The Comptroller and Auditor General has qualified his audit opinion on the Ministry of Defence’s 2015-16 accounts.
    HC: 342, 2016-17
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  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Rural Payments Agency Accounts 2015-1615 July 2016
    Amyas Morse, the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG), has qualified his opinion on the 2015-16 accounts of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
    HC: 328, 2016-17
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  • Investigation into the collapse of the UnitingCare Partnership contract in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough14 July 2016
    In December 2015 a five year contract, worth around £800 million between UnitingCare Partnership and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough clinical commissioning group collapsed after only 8 months because it ran into financial difficulties. NAO examined the design, procurement and operation of the contract and the events that led to its termination.
    HC: 512, 2016-17
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Nuclear power in the UK13 July 2016
    This report looks at some of the main electricity system challenges the UK faces in the next two decades, and the aims and responsibilities of the Department of Energy & Climate Change.
    HC: 511, 2016-17
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • Disposal of public land for new homes: a progress report12 July 2016
    The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has made progress in setting up its new programme to release enough public sector land for 160,000 homes by 2020 but the programme has had a relatively slow start.
    HC: 510, 2016-17
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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  • Department for Work and Pensions 2015-16 accounts8 July 2016
    The Comptroller and Auditor General, Amyas Morse, has qualified his audit opinion on the regularity of the 2015-16 accounts of the Department for Work and Pensions. This is owing to the unacceptably high level of fraud and error in benefit expenditure, other than State Pension where the level of fraud and error is lower.
    HC: 331, 2016-17
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  • Investigation into misuse of the Flexible Support Fund in Plaistow8 July 2016
    The NAO has published its investigation into misuse of the Flexible Support Fund in Plaistow jobcentre. The report looks at how the Department for Work & Pensions responded to allegations of misuse at the jobcentre.
    HC: 509, 2016-17
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  • Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre7 July 2016
    It is important that the services for vulnerable people at the Yarls Wood Immigration Removal Centre are delivered ‘right first time’ and this did not happen here. Steps are now being taken to address the problems but 35% of the recommendations from Her Majesty’s Inspector of Prisons’ 2015 inspection have not yet been implemented.
    HC: 508, 2016-17
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  • Departments’ oversight of arm’s length bodies: a comparative study5 July 2016
    There is no collective understanding of what type of oversight is appropriate and cost effective for different types of arm’s length bodies.
    HC: 507, 2016-17
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  • Evaluating the government balance sheet: pensions30 June 2016
    We have published a series of reports which explore some of the major risks to public finances highlighted in the Whole of Government Accounts (WGA).
    HC: 238, 2016-17
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  • Evaluating the government balance sheet: financial assets and investments30 June 2016
    We have published a series of reports which explore some of the major risks to public finances highlighted in the Whole of Government Accounts (WGA).
    HC: 463, 2016-17
    First Department tag for this post: HM treasury
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  • Evaluating the government balance sheet: provisions, contingent liabilities and guarantees30 June 2016
    We have published a series of reports which explore some of the major risks to public finances highlighted in the Whole of Government Accounts (WGA).
    HC: 462, 2016-17
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  • The Business Impact Target: cutting the cost of regulation29 June 2016
    The approach to reducing the cost of regulation is set up to ensure that government can hit a £10bn target but misses the point by not truly reducing costs on businesses.
    HC: 236, 2016-17
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  • Progress with preparations for High Speed 228 June 2016
    HS2 is a large, complex and ambitious programme which is facing cost and time pressures. The unrealistic timetable set for HS2 Ltd by the Department means they are not as ready to deliver as they hoped to be at this point.
    HC: 235, 2016-17
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Transport
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  • Financial sustainability of local authorities: capital expenditure and resourcing15 June 2016
    Local authorities have kept up levels of capital spending but face pressure to meet debt costs and maintain investment in existing assets.
    HC: 234, 2016-17
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  • Impact of the Strategic Defence and Security Review on the Equipment Plan14 June 2016
    This memorandum sets out how the new equipment commitments arising from the Review are to be funded, and highlights risks to affordability that may arise from the funding model. June 2016
    HC: 319, 2016-17
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  • Investigation into the UKTI specialist services contract with PA Consulting10 June 2016
    This is an investigation into the contractual arrangements that UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) had in place since 2013-14 for the outsourcing of sector specialist services with PA Consulting. PA received £18.8million in the first year of a contract due to last three years. Following concerns about the way the contract had been priced UKTI terminated the contract in January 2016 and agreed a commercial settlement with PA in May 2016.
    HC: 20, 2016-17
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • Realising the benefits of the St Helena Airport project9 June 2016
    The St Helena airport’s planned opening date in May 2016 has been postponed as outstanding safety concerns are addressed, potentially adding to the project’s cost and delaying its benefits.
    HC: 19, 2016-17
    First Department tag for this post: Department for International Development
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  • Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General: Whole of Government Accounts 2014-1527 May 2016
    The Whole of Government Accounts provide a unique perspective owing to their reach and approach to measuring the government's financial performance and position.
    HC: 28, 2016-17
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  • Discharging older patients from hospital26 May 2016
    There are currently far too many older people in hospitals who do not need to be there. Without radical action, this problem will worsen and add further financial strain to the NHS and local government.
    HC: 18, 2016-17
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • The quality of service for personal taxpayers25 May 2016
    HMRC aimed to move more customers online thereby reducing staff costs but significant numbers of staff were let go before technical improvements were completed leading to a collapse in service quality in 2015. Services have since improved.
    HC: 17, 2016-17
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  • Shared service centres20 May 2016
    Government’s programme to transfer back-office functions to two shared service centres has made savings but has not achieved value for money to date.
    HC: 16, 2016-17
    First Department tag for this post: Cabinet Office
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  • Ensuring employers comply with National Minimum Wage regulations11 May 2016
    It is important that the Government ensures its compliance programme reflects the changing risks within the labour market, and maintains its progress in ensuring all employers pay the minimum wage.
    HC: 889, 2015-16
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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  • Transforming Rehabilitation28 April 2016
    Probation services have been restructured on time and within cost targets during a period of major change but operational problems and risks to further service transformation need to be resolved if re-offending levels are to reduce.
    HC: HC 951, 2015-16
    First Department tag for this post: Ministry of Justice
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  • The commissioning of specialised services in the NHS27 April 2016
    Against a backdrop of increasing pressure on NHS finances, NHS England has not controlled the rising cost of specialised services.
    HC: 950, 2015-16
    First Department tag for this post: Department of Health and Social Care
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  • Managing the welfare cap27 April 2016
    The welfare cap is encouraging a greater understanding of spending on some benefits and tax credits across government, but it is important that processes for managing the cap are reliable.
    HC: 952, 2015-16
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Work and Pensions
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  • Mental health services: preparations for improving access21 April 2016
    The Department of Health and NHS England are making progress but much remains to be done to improve access to mental health services.
    HC: 492, 2015-16
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  • Comptroller and Auditor General’s Report on the Department for Education’s financial statements 2014-1520 April 2016
    Amyas Morse, the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG), has provided an adverse opinion on the truth and fairness of the Department for Education’s group financial statements.
    HC: 46, 2015-16
    First Department tag for this post: Department for Education
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  • English devolution deals20 April 2016
    Devolution deals to devolve power from central government to local areas in England offer opportunities to stimulate economic growth and reform public services for local users, but the arrangements are untested and government could do more to provide confidence that these deals will achieve the benefits intended
    HC: 948, 2015-16
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  • Investigation into the Department of Energy & Climate Change’s loans to the Green Deal Finance Company14 April 2016
    The Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Green Deal design not only failed to deliver any meaningful benefit, it increased suppliers’ costs – and therefore energy bills – in meeting their obligations through the ECO scheme.
    HC: 888
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  • Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation14 April 2016
    The Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Green Deal design not only failed to deliver any meaningful benefit, it increased suppliers’ costs – and therefore energy bills – in meeting their obligations through the ECO scheme.
    HC: 607, 2015-16
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  • The impact of state pension reforms on people with Guaranteed Minimum Pensions24 March 2016
    The Department for Work and Pension has limited information about who will be affected by the impact of state pension reforms in April 2016 on people with Guaranteed Minimum Pensions. The impact will depend on a number of factors, and some people are likely to lose out. The Department is now seeking to improve how it communicates the impact of pension reforms. 24 March 2016
    HC: 907, 2015-16
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  • Local Enterprise Partnerships23 March 2016
    The role and remit of Local Enterprise Partnerships has grown since 2010, but the approach taken by DCLG to overseeing Growth Deals risks future value for money.
    HC: 887, 2015-16
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  • Confiscation orders: progress review11 March 2016
    There has been a greater focus on enforcing criminal confiscation orders, but there remain fundamental weaknesses in the system.
    HC: 886, 2015-16
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  • BIS’s capital investment in science projects10 March 2016
    The Department for Business, Skills and Innovation has not used good quality information to decide which science capital projects to invest in to optimise scientific and economic benefits.
    HC: 885, 2015-16
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  • Government’s spending with small and medium-sized enterprises9 March 2016
    If the government is serious about increasing its use of small and medium - sized enterprises (SMEs), it will need to focus on those areas where SMEs can deliver real benefits.
    HC: 884, 2015-15
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  • Personalised commissioning in adult social care3 March 2016
    The Department of Health now needs to gain a better understanding of the different ways to commission personalised services for users, and how these lead to improvements in user outcomes.
    HC: 883, 2015-16
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  • Entitlement to free early education and childcare2 March 2016
    Significant progress has been made in providing 15 hours of free childcare to parents of 3- and 4-year olds, but the Department of Education has not yet achieved full value for money
    HC: 853, 2015-16
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  • Efficiency in the criminal justice system1 March 2016
    Despite some improvements in the management of court cases, around two-thirds of criminal trials do not proceed as planned on the day they are originally scheduled. Delays and aborted hearings create extra work, waste scarce resources and undermine confidence in the justice system.
    HC: 852, 2015-16
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  • Financial services mis-selling: regulation and redress24 February 2016
    The Financial Conduct Authority cannot know whether its activities are reducing the overall scale of financial services mis-selling to consumers. The most prominent example of mis-selling is Payment Protection Insurance (PPI). Between April 2011 and November 2015, firms paid out £22.2 billion in compensation to more than 12 million customers who had bought PPI.
    HC: 851, 2015-16
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  • Accountability to Parliament for taxpayers’ money23 February 2016
    The incentives on government Accounting Officers to prioritise value for money are weak compared to those associated with the day-to-day job of satisfying Ministers.
    HC: 849, 2015-16
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  • Fraud landscape review23 February 2016
    The exact scale of fraud within government is unknown. The quality and completeness of fraud data is often variable.
    HC: 850, 2015-16
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  • Financial management of the European Union budget in 2014: a briefing for the Committee of Public Accounts12 February 2016
    This briefing on financial management of the EU budget has been prepared for the UK Committee of Public Accounts, drawing exclusively from published material.
    HC: 799, 2015-16
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  • Investigation into members’ experience of civil service pension administration11 February 2016
    The NAO has published the findings from its investigation into members’ experience of civil service pension administration.
    HC: 800, 2015-16
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  • Training New Teachers10 February 2016
    The government needs to do more to demonstrate how new arrangements for training new teachers are improving the quality of teaching in classrooms.
    HC: 798, 2015-16
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  • Investigation into the acceptance of gifts and hospitality9 February 2016
    The NAO has published the findings from its investigation into the acceptance of gifts and hospitality by government officials.
    HC: 797, 2015-16
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  • The UK competition regime5 February 2016
    The newly-created Competition and Markets Authority has made significant progress in improving how the UK’s competition regime works, and it is now more coherent than before. Business awareness of competition law, however, is low and while it has improved the robustness of its enforcement casework, the regime has so far not produced a substantial flow of enforcement decisions or fines.
    HC: 737, 2015-16
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  • Managing the supply of NHS clinical staff in England5 February 2016
    There are shortcomings in how the supply of NHS clinical staff in England is managed, in terms of both planning the future workforce and meeting the current demand for staff.
    HC: 736, 2015-16
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  • Investigation into Just Solutions International29 January 2016
    There was an estimated net loss of £1.1m when Just Solutions International, the commercial arm of the National Offender Management Service, set up to sell consultancy advice abroad, was closed in September 2015.
    HC: 738,2015-16
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  • 2014-15 Accounts of the Office of Legal Complaints28 January 2016
    The Comptroller and Auditor General, Amyas Morse, has today qualified his opinion on the 2014-15 Accounts of the Office for Legal Complaints (OLC) on the grounds of regularity.
    HC: 754, 2015-16
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  • Responding to crises21 January 2016
    The Department for International Development’s spending on humanitarian interventions has almost trebled between 2010-11 and 2014-15 to more than £1 billion per year, rising as a share of its total budget from 6% to 14%.
    HC: 612, 2015-16
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  • Use of consultants and temporary staff13 January 2016
    Annual spending on consultants and temporary staff has reduced by £1.5 billion since 2010 when strict spending controls were introduced. However, annual spend is now increasing once more and is between £400 million and £600 million higher than in 2011-12.
    HC: 603, 2015-16
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  • Contracted-out health and disability assessments8 January 2016
    The Department for Work and Pensions has not yet achieved value for money in managing contracted-out health and disability assessments.
    HC: 609, 2015-16
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  • Delivering major projects in government: a briefing for the Committee of Public Accounts6 January 2016
    A third of major government projects due to deliver in the next five years are rated as in doubt or unachievable unless action is taken to improve delivery. Greater transparency on project performance is required.
    HC: 713, 2015-16
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  • Client Funds Account – Statutory Child Maintenance Schemes 2014-1517 December 2015
    The C&AG has qualified the DWP’s Client Funds Account on the grounds of material errors in the calculations of child maintenance assessments. He has also given an adverse opinion on the truth and fairness of the outstanding maintenance arrears.
    HC: 686/687
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  • Tackling tax fraud: how HMRC responds to tax evasion, the hidden economy and criminal attacks17 December 2015
    HMRC has met its targets to raise more tax revenue in the short-term; however, an estimated £16 billion is lost to tax fraud each year. HMRC needs to improve the way it uses data and analysis to understand the effect of its actions to tackle fraud.
    HC: 610, 2015-16
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  • Sustainability and financial performance of acute hospital trusts16 December 2015
    The financial performance of acute hospital trusts has deteriorated sharply and their financial performance looks set to worsen in 2015-16.
    HC: 611, 2015-16
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  • E-borders and successor programmes3 December 2015
    The Home Office spent at least £830 million between 2003 and 2015 on the e-borders programme and its successors, but has failed, so far, to deliver the full vision. We cannot, therefore view e-borders as having delivered value for money.
    HC: 608, 2015-16
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  • Early review of the Common Agricultural Policy Delivery Programme1 December 2015
    Defra, the Rural Payments Agency and Government Digital Service have not worked together effectively to deliver the Common Agricultural Policy Delivery Programme.
    HC: 606, 2015-16
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  • Stocktake of access to general practice in England27 November 2015
    Patient satisfaction with access to general practice remains high but is declining. Better data is needed so that decisions about general practice are well-informed.
    HC: 605, 2015-16
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  • The administration of the Scottish Rate of Income Tax 2014-1526 November 2015
    The Scottish Rate of Income Tax will be introduced from 6 April 2016. This report considers the progress HMRC has made so far.
    HC: 627, 2015-16 and SG/2015/236
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  • Reform of the rail franchising programme24 November 2015
    The management of rail franchising has improved since 2012 however significant risks remain to achieving value for money as the programme develops.
    HC: 604, 2015-16
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  • The sale of Eurostar6 November 2015
    The sale of Eurostar generated proceeds of £757m. The government prepared well for the sale and achieved its objectives to maximise proceeds. The sale illustrates some general lessons for government as it embarks on its asset sales programme.
    HC: 490, 2015-16
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  • Financial sustainability of fire and rescue services5 November 2015
    Fire and rescue authorities have managed funding reductions well. The Department for Communities and Local Government should, however, seek greater assurance that authorities are maintaining service standards and delivering value for money locally
    HC: 491, 2015-16
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  • Automatic enrolment to workplace pensions4 November 2015
    The Department for Work and Pensions has successfully introduced automatic enrolment to workplace pensions for large and medium-sized employers. Significant risks remain.
    HC: 417, 2015-16
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  • Investigation: the government’s funding of Kids Company29 October 2015
    Kids Company, a children’s charity, received at least £46m of public funding. Officials raised concerns about the charity’s cash flow and financial sustainability at least 6 times between 2002 and 2015 but the charity never reached a position where it was able to operate without government assistance.
    HC: 556, 2015-16
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  • Major Projects Report 2015 and the Equipment Plan 2015 to 202522 October 2015
    The MoD’s Equipment Plan appears more stable than last year and progress has been maintained, but the Department will need to remain vigilant with regard to future cost increases.
    HC: 488-I, 2015-16
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  • The management of adult diabetes services in the NHS: progress review21 October 2015
    Progress has been made to reduce the additional risk of death for people with diabetes. However, 22,000 are still estimated to be dying each year from diabetes related causes.
    HC: 489, 2015-16
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  • The economic regulation of the water sector14 October 2015
    Since privatisation, Ofwat and Defra have overseen major improvements in water quality and service quality. Customers have seen a marked rise in bills but not the benefits of companies’ unexpected financial gains.
    HC: 487, 2015-16
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  • Investigation into the Cancer Drugs Fund17 September 2015
    The Cancer Drugs Fund has improved access to cancer drugs not routinely available on the NHS, but all parties agree it is not sustainable in its current form.
    HC: 442, 2015-16
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  • Managing conflicts of interest in NHS clinical commissioning groups11 September 2015
    The Department recognizes the potential for conflicts of interest in the new system for NHS commissioning. Public confidence that conflicts are well managed will be vital.
    HC: 419, 2015-16
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  • Financial institutions landscape10 September 2015
    The government is selling assets on an unprecedented scale but, given the equally large scale of its new loans and other initiatives, the overall projected net effect is a £200m increase in borrowing.
    HC: 418, 2015-16
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  • Care Quality Commission22 July 2015
    The CQC, the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England, has made substantial progress but needs to recruit and train staff and build a new organisational culture.
    HC: 271, 2015-16
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  • Principles Paper: Managing provider failure21 July 2015
    This paper explores the principles departments should use to manage provider failure. There is room for improvement in the way failure of providers is considered and managed.
    HC: 89, 2015-16
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  • Investigation into the matching of funds from the Grassroots Grants Programme with donations from The W O Street Charitable Foundation21 July 2015
    The NAO’s findings from its investigation into whether £1.3m of donations from a charity, the William Openshaw Street Foundation, were eligible to be matched with funds from the Cabinet Office’s Grassroots Grants Programme.
    HC: 85, 2015-16
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  • Fraud and Error Stocktake21 July 2015
    The government continues to lose large amounts of money through fraud and error overpayments and many vulnerable people get less support than they are entitled to.
    HC: 267, 2015-16
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  • Overseeing financial sustainability in the further education sector20 July 2015
    With the number of further education (FE) colleges in financial difficulty expected to rise rapidly, there are fundamental structural problems which might require decisions at a regional or sector-wide level.
    HC: 270, 2015-16
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  • Strategic financial management in the Ministry of Defence17 July 2015
    The Ministry of Defence’s strategy for improving its financial management has put its finances on a sounder footing and is delivering results, but there are still considerable challenges ahead, including delivering the savings already removed from budget allocations.
    HC: 268, 2015-16
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  • Care leavers’ transitions to adulthood17 July 2015
    The government has made a commitment to improve support for young people leaving foster or residential care in England but the system is not working effectively.
    HC: 269, 2015-16
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  • Managing disallowance risk13 July 2015
    Since 2005, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has incurred a total of £642 million in financial penalties relating to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in England.
    HC: 306, 2015-16
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  • Services for people with neurological conditions: progress review10 July 2015
    Services and outcomes for people with neurological conditions need further improvement.
    HC: 301, 2015-16
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  • Devolving responsibilities to cities in England: Wave 1 City Deals9 July 2015
    Wave 1 City Deals encouraged cities to develop capacity to manage devolved funding and increased responsibility. It is too early to tell what impact they will have on growth.
    HC: 266, 2015-16
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  • General Practice Extraction Service – Investigation2 July 2015
    Mistakes in the original procurement and contract management of an IT system, designed to extract data from GP practices, contributed to losses of public funds, through asset write-offs and settlements with suppliers.
    HC: 265, 2015-16
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  • Open-book accounting and supply-chain assurance: case studies1 July 2015
    The NAO has called for government to negotiate greater access to information about how much outsourced public services are actually costing suppliers and therefore how much profit they are making.
    HC: 91-II, 2015-16
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  • Open-book accounting and supply-chain assurance1 July 2015
    The NAO has called for government to negotiate greater access to information about how much outsourced public services are actually costing suppliers and therefore how much profit they are making.
    HC: 91-I, 2015-16
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  • Funding for disadvantaged pupils30 June 2015
    While the impact of the Pupil Premium will take time to become clear, it has the potential to bring about a significant improvement in outcomes. However, the Department for Education and schools have more to do.
    HC: 90, 2015-16
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  • Equality, diversity, and inclusion in the civil service25 June 2015
    The civil service must build on the progress it has made in managing equality, diversity and inclusion and place greater emphasis on departments’ valuing and maximizing the contribution of every member of their staff. This is more likely to deliver the business benefits than solely a focus on levels of representation of groups with ‘protected characteristics’.
    HC: 88, 2015-16
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  • Disposal of public land for new homes24 June 2015
    A programme to sell enough government land by March 2015 to build a potential 100,000 homes did not collect information on the amount of money raised or how many homes have actually been built. In future land sales, responsibility for monitoring what happens to land after disposal should be made clear.
    HC: 87, 2015-16
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  • Outcome-based payment schemes: government’s use of payment by results19 June 2015
    Payment by results (PbR) schemes are hard to get right, and are risky and costly for commissioners. Credible evidence for claimed benefits of PbR is now needed.
    HC: 86, 2015-16
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  • Public service markets: Putting things right when they go wrong17 June 2015
    Over 10 million people who used public services (about 1 in 5) in the UK last year faced problems with the services. Detriment can and does occur. But users find the complaints and redress systems confusing.
    HC: 84, 2015-16
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  • NAO Annual Report and Accounts 2014-1516 June 2015
    The Annual Report highlights that, during 2014-15, we certified 442 accounts, published 65 major reports and supported 60 hearings of the Committee of Public Accounts. We have helped create £5.5 billion in savings across the public sector over the past five years, including £1.15 billion in 2014. Since 2010-11, we have reduced our net resource spend by 23%, after allowing for inflation.
    HC: 190, 2015-16
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  • Military flying training12 June 2015
    The new military flying training is 6 years delayed and there is much to do if the MoD is to get the planned benefits from its contractor.
    HC: 81, 2015-16
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  • Care Act first-phase reforms11 June 2015
    The first phase of the Care Act has been implemented well, but this places new responsibilities on local authorities whose core funding is being significantly reduced.
    HC: 82, 2015-16
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  • Local government new burdens11 June 2015
    The Department for Communities and Local Government has taken steps since November 2014 to improve its understanding of new burdens on local authorities.
    HC: 83, 2015-16
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  • Central government staff costs5 June 2015
    Staff numbers and costs have reduced significantly in the last five years. Not enough planning, however, has gone into making sure that the reductions are sustainable.
    HC: 79, 2015-16
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  • Exploiting the UK brand overseas5 June 2015
    The GREAT campaign enables government organisations to adopt consistent and effective brand management. To date, Cabinet Office has reported a return of £1.2 billion on its £113.5 million GREAT campaign investment. This is based on anticipated as well as actual expenditure by business, tourists and students.
    HC: 80, 2015-16
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  • Financial sustainability of police forces in England and Wales4 June 2015
    Police forces have successfully reduced costs since 2011, but do not have a clear understanding of the demands placed upon them or of the factors that affect their costs.
    HC: 78, 2015-16
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  • Welfare reform – lessons learned29 May 2015
    It is important that the DWP use the hard lessons it learned from implementing its recent programme of welfare reforms to improve how it manages change and anticipates risk.
    HC: 77, 2015-16
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  • Investigation into potential conflicts of interest in the award of Disabled Students’ Allowance13 March 2015
    This report examines the arrangements for disabled students at Plymouth University whose support requirements were assessed by an assessment centre based on the University’s main campus.
    HC: 1112, 2014-15
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  • The centre of government: an update12 March 2015
    The update looks at how the centre of government’s role has evolved in response to austerity, examines recent developments such as how the leadership of functions and professions has been brought together under the new Chief Executive of the Civil Service.
    HC: 1031, 2014-15
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  • Investigation into government travel expenditure11 March 2015
    The centre of government has little oversight of official travel, leaving this role to departments, although it does seek to manage the price of travel.
    HC: 947, 2014-15
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  • The role of prescribed persons27 February 2015
    The wider government needs to do more to understand the experience of whistleblowers and to act where whistleblowers suffer detriment.#
    HC: 1033, 2014-15
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  • Reforming defence acquisition26 February 2015
    MOD has made good progress stabilising the equipment programme but needs to set out how a bespoke trading entity will transform Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) into the leading defence acquisition organisation by 2017.
    HC: 946, 2014-15
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  • Inspection: A comparative study13 February 2015
    The NAO acknowledges the vital role played by inspectorates but identifies inconsistency in the extent to which they are independent of government and in their reporting arrangements, which can limit their impact.
    HC: 1030, 2014-15
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  • Increasing the effectiveness of tax collection: a stocktake of progress since 20106 February 2015
    HMRC has made good progress towards maximising revenue and making cost savings but also needs to do much more to improve its customer service.
    HC: 1029, 2014-15
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  • Care services for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour4 February 2015
    The Government did not meet its goal of transferring by 1 June 2014 all people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour, for whom it was appropriate, from mental hospitals into the community.
    HC: 1028, 2014-15
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  • UK Guarantees scheme for infrastructure28 January 2015
    Under the Scheme, the Treasury guarantees that lenders to infrastructure projects will be repaid in full and on time, irrespective of project performance. The NAO is calling for the Treasury to be rigorous and objective in assessing whether the guarantees, which transfer risk to the public sector, are genuinely needed.
    HC: 909, 2014-15
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  • Conflicts of interest27 January 2015
    This report outlines the importance of recognising and adequately managing conflicts of interest.
    HC: 907, 2014-15
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  • Follow-up on the Charity Commission22 January 2015
    The Charity Commission has made early progress in addressing NAO and Public Accounts Committee recommendations, but significant challenges remain.
    HC: 908, 2014-15
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  • Comptroller and Auditor General’s Report on the Department for Education financial statements 2013-1421 January 2015
    The inability of the DfE to prepare financial statements providing a true and fair view of financial activity by its group of bodies means that it is not meeting the accountability requirements of Parliament.
    HC: 745, 2014-15
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  • Managing the Official Development Assistance target16 January 2015
    The Department for International Development met, for the calendar year 2013, the government target to spend 0.7% of the UK’s annual gross national income on overseas aid.
    HC: 950, 2014-15
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  • Progress in improving cancer services and outcomes in England15 January 2015
    There is considerable scope to make further improvements in cancer services and patient outcomes across England.
    HC: 949, 2014-15
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  • Major Projects Report 2014 and the Equipment Plan 2014 to 202413 January 2015
    We publish our examination of the assumptions made by the MOD in its annual statement of its 10-year equipment plan.
    HC: 941, 2014-15
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  • Paying government suppliers on time8 January 2015
    There is little evidence that government’s commitment to pay 80% of undisputed invoices within 5 working days is having the intended effect of helping the UK’s 5 million small and medium-sized enterprises.
    HC: 906, 2014-15
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  • Public Health England’s grant to local authorities17 December 2014
    Public Health England has made a good start in supporting local authorities with their new responsibilities for public health but it is too soon to tell whether its approach is achieving value for money.
    HC: 888, 2014-15
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  • Further education and skills sector: implementing the Simplification Plan4 December 2014
    A plan by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills to reduce complexity and administrative burdens in the further education and skills sector, despite improving some processes, has had only limited impact on providers’ costs.
    HC: 862, 2014-2015
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  • Investigation into financial support for students at alternative higher education providers2 December 2014
    We focus on specific concerns about the financial support provided to students attending some alternative HE colleges and other providers.
    HC: 861, 2014-2015
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  • Ministry of Defence 2013-14 accounts1 December 2014
    The Ministry of Defence has made significant improvements in its management of and accounting for assets held on its inventory systems. However, the Department recognizes that it still faces significant challenges.
    HC: 764, 2014-2015
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  • Follow-up: grants to the Big Society Network and the Society Network Foundation28 November 2014
    The NAO looked at issues originally identified in an earlier report.
    HC: 840, 2014-2015
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  • Children in care27 November 2014
    The Department for Education is not meeting its objectives to improve the quality of care and the stability of placements for children in care.
    HC: 787, 2014-2015
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  • Universal Credit: progress update26 November 2014
    The DWP has reset Universal Credit on a sounder basis but at significant cost, by extending the time for implementation and choosing a more expensive approach.
    HC: 786, 2014-2015
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  • The effective management of tax reliefs21 November 2014
    HM Treasury and HMRC do not keep track of tax reliefs intended to change behaviour, or adequately report to Parliament on whether tax reliefs work as expected.
    HC: 785, 2014-2015
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  • Implementing reforms to civil legal aid20 November 2014
    The MoJ is on track to make significant and quick reductions in its spending on civil legal aid. But it is less clear to what extent it has met its objective of targeting legal aid at those who need it most.
    HC: 784, 2014-2015
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  • Financial sustainability of local authorities 201419 November 2014
    Local authorities have worked hard to manage reductions in government funding, but the DCLG needs to be better informed about the situation across England.
    HC: 783, 2014-2015
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  • Investigation into the Education Funding Agency’s oversight of related party transactions at Durand Academy13 November 2014
    We examine the Education Funding Agency’s oversight of the Durand Academy Trust’s compliance with guidance on conflicts of interest and related party transactions.
    HC: 782, 2014-2015
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  • Planning for the Better Care Fund11 November 2014
    The Better Care Fund is an innovative idea but the quality of early preparation and planning did not match the scale of the ambition. Current plans forecast £314m of savings for the NHS rather than the £1 billion in early planning assumptions.
    HC: 781, 2014-2015
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  • The financial sustainability of NHS bodies7 November 2014
    Financial risk is increasing in NHS trusts and foundation trusts. Those in severe financial difficulty continue to rely on cash support from the Department of Health.
    HC: 722, 2014-2015
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  • Strategic flood risk management5 November 2014
    The Environment Agency has improved the cost effectiveness and prioritization of its flood risk spending but current spending is insufficient to meet many flood defence maintenance needs.
    HC: 780, 2014-2015
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  • Academies and maintained schools: Oversight and intervention30 October 2014
    The Department is not able to demonstrate the effectiveness of how it and others intervene in underperforming maintained schools and academies.
    HC: 721, 2014-2015
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  • Lessons from major rail infrastructure programmes29 October 2014
    This review of five major rail projects highlights lessons the Department for Transport should apply to current and future rail programmes.
    HC: 267, 14-15
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  • Managing and removing foreign national offenders22 October 2014
    The Home Office has made slower progress than expected in managing foreign national offenders, despite increased resources and tougher powers.
    HC: 441, 2014-2015
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  • Housing Benefit fraud and error17 October 2014
    The Department for Work & Pensions should have increased its focus on Housing Benefit fraud and error sooner, and is now facing an escalating problem.
    HC: 720, 2014-2015
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  • Funding healthcare: Making allocations to local areas11 September 2014
    There is wide variation in the extent to which £79 billion in central funding allocated to local health bodies differs from target allocations that are based on relative need. • This is NAO’s first report on funding since the 2013 health reforms took effect. Where possible comparisons have been made with funding under the previous system set out in a 2011 NAO report.
    HC: 625, 2014-2015
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  • Update on the National Cyber Security Programme10 September 2014
    Government continues to make good progress in implementing the Programme. It must, however increase the pace of change in some areas in the face of evolving cyber threats.
    HC: 626, 2014-2015
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  • Out-of-hours GP services in England9 September 2014
    Although some areas of the NHS in England are achieving value for money for out-of-hours GP services, this is not the case across the board.
    HC: 439, 2014-2015
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  • Transforming government’s contract management4 September 2014
    We published two reports today - Following the discovery of widespread and deep-rooted weaknesses in the government’s management of contracts it is starting to improve how it manages its contracts.
    HC: 269, 2014-2015. 268, 2014-2015
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  • 16- to 18-year-old participation in education and training3 September 2014
    Value for money for the £7 billion spent on 16- to 18-year-olds has increased overall, but the Department needs better information on which reforms have proven most effective.
    HC: 624, 2014-2015
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  • Managing and replacing the Aspire contract22 July 2014
    There are serious risks to HMRC’s business if the programme to replace the Aspire contract fails to meet its objectives by June 2017, when the contract ends.
    HC: 444, 2014-2015
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  • Reforming the UK border and immigration system22 July 2014
    The new directorates that replaced the former UKBA have made progress in some areas but not across the whole business.
    HC: 445, 2014-2015
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  • Investigation into grants from the Big Lottery Fund and the Cabinet Office to the Big Society Network and the Society Network Foundation21 July 2014
    The NAO has today published an investigation of two grants awarded by the Big Lottery Fund and one awarded by the Cabinet Office to three related organisations.
    HC: 572, 2014-2015
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  • The 2013-14 savings reported by the Efficiency and Reform Group16 July 2014
    The Efficiency and Reform Group (ERG) has achieved significant savings but further work should be done to improve the process of gathering and collating evidence.
    HC: 442, 2014-2015
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  • Procuring new trains9 July 2014
    Long-standing issues in the rail industry and the scale of the procurements led to the DfT’s decision to lead the procurements itself, despite not having led a major rolling stock procurement before.
    HC: 531, 2014-2015
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  • Oversight of the Private Infrastructure Development Group4 July 2014
    Despite providing substantially increased funding for PIDG (up to £700 million by 2015), the Department has not exercised enough oversight to ensure value for money has been achieved.
    HC: 265,2013-2014
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  • Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs 2013-14 accounts3 July 2014
    The report covers HMRC’s progress in operating the PAYE service, its implementation of its new Real Time Information service and its performance in tax collection and in reducing error and fraud in personal tax credits.
    HC: 19, 2014-2015
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  • Government grant services3 July 2014
    Government has given less attention to grants than to other policy funding mechanisms, despite grant funding being higher in value, making up 41 per cent (£292 billion) of its total expenditure.
    HC: 472, 2014-2015
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  • The Work Programme2 July 2014
    After a poor start, the performance of the Work Programme is at similar levels to previous programmes but is less than original forecast. The Department has struggled to improve outcomes for harder-to-help groups. The Programme has the potential to offer value for money if it can achieve the higher rates of performance the Department now expects.
    HC: 266, 2013-2014
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  • Social Fund White Paper Account 2013-1430 June 2014
    For the first time since 2009-10, the Social Fund White Paper account has not been qualified on the grounds of the completeness, existence and valuation of the debt balance.
    HC: 423, 2013-2014
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  • Early contracts for renewable electricity27 June 2014
    The Government awarded, without competition, £16.6 billion worth of early contracts to eight renewable generation projects at risk of investment delay.
    HC: 172 2014-15
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  • Department for Work and Pensions 2013-14 accounts26 June 2014
    The Comptroller and Auditor General has qualified his audit opinion owing to the material level of fraud and error in benefit expenditure.
    HC: 13, 2014-2015
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  • Local government funding: Assurance to Parliament25 June 2014
    The Department has increased local authorities’ flexibility over their funding, but as a result has less information on how funds are being spent.
    HC: 174, 2014-2015
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  • Child maintenance 2012 scheme: Early Progress20 June 2014
    The DWP has simplified the way it administers child maintenance and is approaching expected levels of performance. But overall objectives might be at risk if the number of people using family-based arrangements does not increase.
    HC: 173, 2014-2015
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  • The centre of government19 June 2014
    This report draws together insights from our previous reports and those of the PAC on the role of, and recent changes to, the centre of government. The centre of government has responsibility for coordinating and overseeing the work of government, enabling it to achieve its strategic aims and ensuring there is a central view of the effective operation of government as a whole. Most of these strategic functions are performed by the Cabinet Office and the Treasury.
    HC: 171, 2014-2015
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  • Oversight of three PFI waste projects17 June 2014
    All three projects examined by the NAO have experienced significant delays stemming from a range of problems.
    HC: 264, 2014-2015
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  • Army 202011 June 2014
    The MOD decision to reduce the size of the regular Army and increase the number of trained Army reserves was taken without appropriate testing of feasibility or evaluation of risk.
    HC: 263, 2014-2015
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  • NAO Annual Report and Accounts 2013-149 June 2014
    The Annual Report highlights that, during 2013-14, we certified 427 accounts, published 66 value for money reports, supported 60 hearings of the Committee of Public Accounts and exceeded our cost reduction target. Our recommendations and reports helped government improve public services, and our work led to audited savings of almost £1.1 billion.
    HC: 170, 2014-2015
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  • Maintaining strategic infrastructure: roads6 June 2014
    The lack of predictability of funding for highways authorities has practical implications for road networks and may lead to increased costs in the long term.
    HC: 169, 2014-2015
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  • Thames Tideway Tunnel: early review of potential risks to value for money5 June 2014
    The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a planned project to build a large sewer running under the River Thames. It is the Government’s preferred solution to the problem of spills from London’s sewers into the tidal part of the Thames. In response to correspondence, we explain the roles of the different parties, identify potential risks to value for money and set out what we expect good project management to look like. To avoid influencing the outcome of ongoing competitions for the construction and financing of the project, we do not evaluate the value for money of the project and the issues raised do not imply any audit judgement about its performance.
    HC: 168, 2014-2015
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  • Update on preparations for Smart Metering5 June 2014
    The economic case for the smart metering programme remains positive but there are significant risks and challenges to successful implementation, which must be managed.
    HC: 167, 2014-2015
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  • The disposal of Remploy’s businesses3 April 2014
    Remploy and the Department for Work & Pensions completed the disposal of Remploy factories within a tight timetable and below budget.
    HC: 1183, 2013-2014
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  • The Privatisation of Royal Mail1 April 2014
    The Department was successful in floating Royal Mail. But its approach was marked by deep caution, the price of which was borne by the taxpayer.
    HC: 1182, 2013-2014
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  • Update on the Next Generation Shared Services Strategy31 March 2014
    The Cabinet Office will have to work with other government departments to ensure that the full benefits of its shared services strategy are realised.
    HC: 1101, 2013-2014
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  • Tax reliefs28 March 2014
    There are more than 1000 tax reliefs in the UK tax system. The NAO intends to carry out future work evaluating how they are developed and implemented.
    HC: 1256, 2013-2014
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  • Regulating financial services25 March 2014
    The new system of regulating financial services will need to demonstrate in future that the cost of two regulators achieves value for money for customers.
    HC: 1072, 2013-2014
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  • Making a whistleblowing policy work18 March 2014
    The National Audit Office has today published its second report on whistleblowing. The NAO’s first report reviewed whistleblowing policies from 39 bodies, including its own, against good practice.
    HC: 1152, 2013-2014
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  • Adult social care in England: overview13 March 2014
    The provision of adequate adult social care poses a significant public service challenge. Demand for care is rising while public spending is falling.
    HC: 1102, 2013-2014
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  • 4G radio spectrum auction: lessons learned12 March 2014
    In its sale of the 4G radio spectrum the Office of Communications (Ofcom) achieved its objective of maintaining a competitive market with a number of competing providers.
    HC: 968, 2013-2014
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  • The Criminal Justice System: Landscape Review7 March 2014
    Major changes are being made to the criminal justice system, however much remains to be done to tackle inefficiency within the system.
    HC: 1098, 2013-2014
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  • The Help to Buy equity loan scheme6 March 2014
    The Help to Buy equity loan scheme is improving access to mortgage finance, but the scheme’s costs will be substantial.
    HC: 1099, 2013-2014
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  • Probation: landscape review5 March 2014
    The National Audit Office has today published a review, which summarizes the main elements of the reform currently under way in the probation sector, and identifies the key issues now facing those involved in probation.
    HC: 1100, 2013-2014
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  • Personal Independence Payment: early progress27 February 2014
    The DWP has had to delay the Personal Independence Payment programme’s roll-out and reduce expected savings during this Spending Review period.
    HC: 1070, 2013-2014
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  • Monitor: Regulating NHS foundation trusts26 February 2014
    Monitor has achieved value for money in regulating NHS foundation trusts, and has generally been effective in helping trusts in difficulty to improve.
    HC: 1071, 2013-2014
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  • Progress report on the Regional Growth Fund25 February 2014
    Improvements have been made to the running of the Regional Growth Fund, but there is still a significant amount of public money to allocate through the Fund.
    HC: 1097, 2013-2014
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  • Managing debt owed to central government14 February 2014
    Government is owed a large amount of money but has no overall view of its debt reduction objectives nor of the financial risk that the debt poses.
    HC: 967, 2013-2014
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  • Equipment Plan 2013 – 202313 February 2014
    MOD’s procurement budget is now more stable, despite a £754m increase in the cost of the carriers, but there are still risks to the affordability of the equipment plan.
    HC: 816, 2013-2014
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  • The Major Projects Report 201313 February 2014
    MOD’s procurement budget is now more stable, despite a £754m increase in the cost of the carriers, but there are still risks to the affordability of the equipment plan.
    HC: 817, 2013-2014
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  • Progress on public bodies reform7 February 2014
    The Public Bodies Reform Programme is making good progress in abolishing or merging public bodies and reducing their costs, but triennial reviews of remaining bodies need to be much more effective.
    HC: 1048, 2013-2014
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  • Major Projects Authority Annual Report 2012-13 and government project assurance4 February 2014
    This memorandum is intended to support a Public Accounts Committee hearing on the Major Projects Authority and its first annual report, published in May 2013.
    HC: 1047, 2013-2014
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  • Forecasting in government to achieve value for money31 January 2014
    Inadequate forecasting is an entrenched problem for government departments, leading to poor value for money and increased costs for the taxpayer.
    HC: 969, 2013-2014
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  • Performance and capability of the Education Funding Agency29 January 2014
    The Education Funding Agency has fulfilled most of its day-to-day responsibilities, but faces increasing expectations from the Department for Education.
    HC: 966, 2013-2014
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  • Crossrail24 January 2014
    The DfT and Transport for London have done well to protect taxpayers’ interests in Crossrail but risks remain including delivery of the trains.
    HC: 965, 2013-2014
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  • NHS waiting times for elective care in England23 January 2014
    The NAO has identified inconsistencies in the way trusts measure waiting time and errors in the time recorded.
    HC: 964, 2013-2014
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  • Police accountability: Landscape review22 January 2014
    The new policing oversight framework has been in place for a year but already there are gaps in the system with the potential to undermine accountability both to the Home Office and the public.
    HC: 963, 2013-2014
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  • The Ministry of Justice’s language services contract: Progress update22 January 2014
    Progress has been made in improving the implementation of the MoJ’s language services contract, but there are a number of areas it and Capita still need to work on.
    HC: 995, 2013-2014
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  • COMPASS contracts for the provision of accommodation for asylum seekers10 January 2014
    G4S and Serco, two of the new providers awarded Home Office contracts to provide accommodation for asylum seekers in the UK, struggled to get the contracts up and running.
    HC: 880, 2013-14
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  • Northern Ireland National Insurance Fund Account18 December 2013
    The NAO welcomes the progress being made by the Northern Ireland Social Security Agency in reducing levels of fraud and error in benefit payments.
    HC: 894, 2013-2014
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  • The first sale of shares in Lloyds Banking Group18 December 2013
    The Government’s first sale of shares in Lloyds Banking Group was managed very effectively by United Kingdom Financial Investments Limited.
    HC: 883, 2013-2014
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  • Confiscation Orders17 December 2013
    The use of confiscation orders to deny criminals the proceeds of their crimes is not proving to be value for money.
    HC: 738, 2013-2014
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  • Council Tax Support13 December 2013
    Not all local authorities’ Council Tax support scheme will achieve the objectives outlined by the Department of Communities and Local Government.
    HC: 882, 2013-2014
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  • Managing the prison estate12 December 2013
    The current strategy for the prison estate has provided good quality accommodation, but has resulted in the closure of several prisons that were performing well.
    HC: 735, 2013-2014
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  • Establishing Free Schools11 December 2013
    Many new Free Schools have been established quickly and at relatively low cost but the DfE will need to tackle a rising cost trend and systematically learn lessons from problems in a few early wave schools.
    HC: 881, 2013-14
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  • Funding and structures for local economic growth6 December 2013
    It has not yet been demonstrated that funding mechanisms for supporting local economic growth are capable of delivering value for money.
    HC: 542, 2013-14
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  • Helping consumers to manage their money5 December 2013
    The Service has achieved value for money for debt advice but has not yet shown that its money advice is achieving value for money.
    HC: 879, 2013-2014
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  • The regulatory effectiveness of the Charity Commission4 December 2013
    The Charity Commission is not regulating charities effectively. It fails to take tough action in some serious cases and makes poor use of its powers.
    HC: 813, 2013-2014
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  • The Cup Trust4 December 2013
    The NAO found that the Charity Commission did not properly consider whether The Cup Trust met the key legal requirement of being within the jurisdiction of the High Court of England and Wales before registering it as a charity in 2009, and was slow in handling the case.
    HC: 814, 2013-2014
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  • Programmes to help families facing multiple challenges3 December 2013
    Two government programmes aiming to help families with multiple challenges, such as unemployment and anti-social behaviour, are starting to provide benefits but considerable challenges remain.
    HC: 878, 2013-2014
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  • Student loan repayments28 November 2013
    BIS will not be well-placed to secure value for money on student loan repayments until it has a more robust strategy to improve collection performance.
    HC: 818, 2013-14
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  • The Levy Control Framework27 November 2013
    The Levy Control Framework is a valuable tool for supporting control of costs to consumers arising from government energy policies, but it has not been fully effective in key areas.
    HC: 815, 2013-2014
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  • Gift Aid and reliefs on donations21 November 2013
    HMRC and the Treasury do not know if incentives designed to increase charitable giving, at a cost to the taxpayer of £940 million in 2012-13, have resulted in more income for charities.
    HC: 733, 2013-2014
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  • The Ministry of Justice’s electronic monitoring contracts19 November 2013
    This memorandum sets out the events surrounding the Ministry of Justice’s process to re-compete its electronic monitoring contracts and its subsequent decision to commission a forensic audit of these contracts
    HC: 737, 2013-2014
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  • Infrastructure investment: the impact on consumer bills13 November 2013
    Large-scale infrastructure spending by the private sector over ten years or more will increase consumer utility bills but government and regulators do not know by how much or whether the bills will be affordable.
    HC: 812- I, 2013-2014
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  • Memorandum on Managing government suppliers12 November 2013
    The NAO challenges government and its private sector contractors to work together more effectively in taxpayers’ interest and address the issues behind the current crisis of confidence in contracting out public services.
    HC: 811, 2013-2014
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  • Memorandum on the role of major contractors in the delivery of public services12 November 2013
    The NAO challenges government and its private sector contractors to work together more effectively in taxpayers’ interest and address the issues behind the current crisis of confidence in contracting out public services.
    HC: 810, 2013-2014
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  • Maternity services in England8 November 2013
    Most women have good outcomes from NHS maternity services, but there are significant and unexplained variations in performance around the country.
    HC: 794, 2013-14
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  • Improving access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises1 November 2013
    The range of government initiatives to help small and medium businesses gain access to finance are not operating as a unified programme.
    HC: 734, 2013-2014
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  • Emergency admissions to hospital: managing the demand31 October 2013
    Many emergency admissions to hospital are avoidable and many patients stay in hospital longer than is necessary.
    HC: 739, 2013-2014
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  • Assurance of reported savings at Sellafield29 October 2013
    The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s systems for recording and challenging claimed savings at Sellafield give moderate assurance of reported overall savings since 2009-10.
    HC: 778, 2013-2014
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  • Supporting UK exporters overseas16 October 2013
    The FCO and UKTI will need to contribute much more effectively to efforts to increase the value of UK exports to £1 trillion a year by 2020.
    HC: 732, 2013-2014
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  • The Sovereign Grant10 October 2013
    The National Audit Office has today supplied a memorandum to the Public Accounts Committee on the Sovereign Grant and its financial management.
    HC: 722, 2013-2014
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  • Food safety and authenticity in the processed meat supply chain10 October 2013
    The horsemeat incident in January 2013 exposed weaknesses in control in the food supply chain.
    HC: 685, 2013-2014
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  • Confidentiality clauses and special severance payments – follow up8 October 2013
    The NAO reports on the use of confidentiality clauses and severance payments in three more areas of government.
    HC: 684, 2013-14
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  • Spinning-out MyCSP as a mutual joint venture12 September 2013
    MyCSP has the potential to be good value for money with a projected saving of 50 per cent on costs, but the Cabinet Office and MyCSP still face many large challenges in transforming the service.
    HC: 538, 2013-2014
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  • Managing the risks of legacy ICT to public service delivery11 September 2013
    Older ICT systems critical for the delivery of key public services (‘legacy ICT’) expose departments to risks which must be understood and managed.
    HC: 539, 2013-2014
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  • Universal Credit: early progress5 September 2013
    Universal Credit plans were driven by an ambitious timescale, and this led to the adoption of a new approach. The programme suffered from weak management and ineffective control.
    HC: 621, 2013-2014
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  • The Border Force: securing the border4 September 2013
    The Border Force has successfully implemented full passenger checks and cut queuing times but at the cost of maintaining other aspects of border security.
    HC: 540, 2013-2014
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  • 2012-13 update on indicators of financial sustainability in the NHS18 July 2013
    There was a surplus of £2.1 billion across the NHS in 2012-13, matching that in 2011-12. However, there are signs of increasing pressure.
    HC: 590, 2013-2014
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  • Royal Air Force Museum White Paper 2012-201318 July 2013
    Amyas Morse, the Comptroller and Auditor General, has qualified his audit opinion on the 2012-13 Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum accounts in relation to the part of the Museum staff’s pay award for which it did not have ministerial approval.
    HC: 599, 2013-2014
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  • Charges for customer telephone lines18 July 2013
    Government is continuing to make extensive use of higher rate telephone numbers for customer telephone lines, despite efforts by departments to reduce their use.
    HC: 541, 2013-2014
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  • Financial statements of the Youth Justice Board 2012-1317 July 2013
    Amyas Morse, head of the National Audit Office, has today qualified the accounts of the Youth Justice Board (YJB).
    HC: 520, 2013-2014
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  • Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General: Whole of Government Accounts 2011-1217 July 2013
    The Whole of Government Accounts (WGA) are the consolidated financial statements for the whole of the UK public sector, showing what the UK Government spends and receives, and what it owns and owes.
    HC: 531, 2013-2014
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  • HM Treasury Resource Accounts 2012-1316 July 2013
    The National Audit Office has today reported on progress in the Treasury’s interventions to maintain financial stability, its wider support for the economy, its capacity to respond to future financial crises, and new reporting developments.
    HC: 34, 2013-2014
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  • National Employment Savings Trust Corporation Accounts 2012-1316 July 2013
    The Comptroller and Auditor General has qualified his audit opinion on the regularity of the National Employment Savings Trust Corporation’s 2012-13 Annual Report and Accounts, on the ground that the Corporation incurred fraudulent expenditure in the year.
    HC: 494, 2013-14
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  • Government Interventions to Support Future Retirement Incomes12 July 2013
    Measures to encourage people to save for retirement are not being managed by Departments with enough coherence or accountability.
    HC: 536, 2013-2014
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  • Managing the transition to the reformed health system10 July 2013
    Although new organisations set up as part of the reformed health system were ready to start functioning on time, the transition to the system is not yet complete.
    HC: 537, 2013-2014
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  • The 2012-13 savings reported by the Efficiency and Reform Group8 July 2013
    The Efficiency and Reform Group (ERG) has achieved significant savings for the taxpayer and has improved the process of calculating government savings.
    HC: 126, 2013-2014
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  • The rural broadband programme5 July 2013
    The programme to make superfast broadband widely available in each area of the UK is currently expected to be delivered nearly two years later than planned.
    HC: 535, 2013-2014
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  • Office of Communications Section 400 (licence fees and penalties) account4 July 2013
    Our report provides assurance to Parliament over the regularity and propriety of the high-value transactions generated by the 4G auction process.
    HC: 390, 2013-2014
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  • Malaria3 July 2013
    Malaria is a serious health risk. Further progress in the fight against the disease will depend on a growth in commitment and capacity from countries receiving UK aid.
    HC: 534, 2013-14
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  • Ministry of Defence Accounts 2012-132 July 2013
    Amyas Morse, the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG), has qualified his audit opinion on the MOD’s 2012-13 accounts.
    HC: 38, 2013-2014
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  • Social Fund White Paper Account 2012-1328 June 2013
    The Comptroller and Auditor General’s audit of the DWP’s Social Fund White Paper Account for 2012-13 has revealed substantial improvements in many areas over which he had previously expressed concerns.
    HC: 393, 2013-2014
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  • Confidentiality clauses and special severance payments21 June 2013
    There is a lack of transparency, consistency and accountability in the use of compromise agreements in the public sector and little is being done to change this.
    HC: 130, 2013-14
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  • Building capability in the Senior Civil Service to meet today’s challenges19 June 2013
    The government now accepts the urgent need for a skilled cross-departmental leadership group - but this requires changing the long-standing culture of the Senior Civil Service.
    HC: 129, 2013-14
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  • Financial management in government13 June 2013
    Stronger financial management will be needed in departments if they are to speed up the restructuring of service delivery.
    HC: 131, 2013-14
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  • Progress in tackling tobacco smuggling6 June 2013
    Tobacco smuggling is a significant threat to tax revenues. HMRC’s renewed strategy sets out the right measures but the Department’s performance is disappointing.
    HC: 226, 2013-14
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  • Progress in delivering the Thameslink programme5 June 2013
    Thameslink aims to reduce overcrowding and journey times. Initial progress has been good but a 3 year delay in awarding the train contract puts the 2018 programme deadline at risk.
    HC: 227, 2013-14
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  • Access to clinical trial information and the stockpiling of Tamiflu21 May 2013
    There is broad agreement that Tamiflu reduces the length of illness, but the consensus breaks down on whether it prevents serious complications and deaths.
    HC: 125, 2013-14
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  • NAO Annual Report and Accounts 2012-1321 May 2013
    The Annual Report highlights that, during 2012-13, we certified 437 accounts, published 63 value for money reports, supported 57 hearings of the Committee of Public Accounts and met our efficiency targets. Our recommendations and reports helped government improve public services, and our work led to audited savings of almost £1.2 billion.
    HC: 62, 2013-2014
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  • High Speed 2: A review of early programme preparation16 May 2013
    The strategic case for HS2, in terms of increasing rail capacity and generating regional growth, has still to be demonstrated clearly.
    HC: 124, 2013-2014
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  • Carrier Strike: The 2012 reversion decision10 May 2013
    The MOD acted promptly to revert to the decision to buy the vertical take-off version of the Joint Strike Fighter but will have to manage significant risks.
    HC: 63, 2013-2014
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  • Administering the Equitable Life Payment Scheme24 April 2013
    The Equitable Life payment scheme runs the risk of failing to meet payment targets and over-running on costs. (If you think you may be entitled to a payment, please contact The Equitable Life Payment Scheme or call 0300 0200 150)
    HC: 1043
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  • The Efficiency and Reform Group17 April 2013
    ERG has contributed significantly to departmental savings in 2011-12 but substantial and sustainable new savings streams will be needed to achieve £20bn of savings in 2014-15.
    HC: 956, 2012 - 2013
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  • Digital Britain 2: Putting users at the heart of government’s digital services28 March 2013
    There is scope for greater use of online public services but there are still significant numbers of people who cannot go online or do not wish to do so.
    HC: 1048, 2012-2013
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  • The New Homes Bonus27 March 2013
    The NAO believes a review of the New Homes Bonus scheme is essential to ensure the Department understands the substantial financial risks to local authorities.
    HC: 1047, 2012-2013
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  • Police procurement26 March 2013
    Police forces in England and Wales could make savings by working together to improve their buying power for essential goods and services
    HC: 1046, 2012-2013
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  • Capital funding for new school places15 March 2013
    The Department has increased funding for new school places, but there are indications of real strain, with 256,000 new places still needed by 2014/15.
    HC: 1042, Session 2012-13
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  • Case study on integration: Measuring the costs and benefits of Whole-Place Community Budgets13 March 2013
    By operating in a more integrated way, government could reduce inefficiencies in public services and deliver a better service to citizens. A case study on the Whole-Place Community Budget pilots points to the potential benefits on offer where public services are integrated more effectively.
    HC: 1040, 2012-2013
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  • Cabinet Office and HM Treasury – Integration across government13 March 2013
    By operating in a more integrated way, government could reduce inefficiencies in public services and deliver a better service to citizens.
    HC: 1041, 2012-2013
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  • Memorandum on the provision of the out-of-hours GP service in Cornwall11 March 2013
    A memorandum on the provision of out-of-hours GP services in Cornwall found whistleblowers played a significant role in highlighting concerns about the service.
    HC: 1016, 2012-2013
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  • Improving government procurement27 February 2013
    The government’s procurement strategy has led to savings. But, a cultural shift is needed if government is to obtain all the benefits available.
    HC: 996, 2012-2013
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  • Tackling tax credits error and fraud14 February 2013
    HMRC has improved its approach to tackling error and fraud in tax credits but still lost £2.3 billion in 2010-11.
    HC: 891, 2012-2013
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  • Responding to change in jobcentres13 February 2013
    The jobcentre network has coped well in the economic downturn, but must improve performance measures if it is to support claimants effectively.
    HC: 955, 2012-2013
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  • The UK cyber security strategy: Landscape review12 February 2013
    An NAO review of the Government’s strategy for cyber security indicates that, although at an early stage, activities are already beginning to deliver benefits.
    HC: 890, 2012-2013
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  • HM Revenue and Customs: Progress on reducing costs7 February 2013
    In 2011-12 HMRC maintained its performance while reducing staff and spending but it is too early to tell what the long-term impact of cost reduction will be.
    HC: 889, 2012-2013
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  • Managing NHS hospital consultants6 February 2013
    The 2003 contract for hospital consultants delivered many expected benefits, but there is room for improvement in how trusts manage their consultants.
    HC: 885, 2012-2013
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  • Ministry of Defence: Equipment plan 2012-202231 January 2013
    The NAO has reported on the 2012-22 Equipment Plan of the Ministry of Defence.
    HC: 886, 2012-2013
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  • Early action: landscape review31 January 2013
    Early action has the potential to improve outcomes and value for money, but evidence of its impact and cost-effectiveness is currently patchy.
    HC: 683, 2012-2013
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  • Financial sustainability of local authorities30 January 2013
    The NAO examines central government's approach to the funding of local authorities as they deal with reduced funding without reducing services.
    HC: 888, 2012-2013
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  • The impact of government’s ICT savings initiatives23 January 2013
    Government initiatives to reduce ICT spending are starting to work but the challenge will be to use ICT to reform public services and how government works.
    HC: 887, 2012-2013
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  • HM Treasury: Planning for economic infrastructure16 January 2013
    The NAO has highlighted five risks to the value for money of some national infrastructure projects.
    HC: 595, 2012-2013
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  • Ministry of Defence – The Major Projects Report 201210 January 2013
    There are signs MOD has begun to make trade-offs with cost, time and technical requirements. But some major projects still suffer cost rises and delay.
    HC: 684, 2012 - 2013
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  • Office of Fair Trading: regulating consumer credit19 December 2012
    Regulation of the consumer credit market is providing benefits to consumers, but is not minimizing consumer harm from unscrupulous trading practices.
    HC: 685, 2012-2013
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  • HM Revenue & Customs: Customer service performance18 December 2012
    Despite some welcome improvements, HMRC's performance in answering calls from the public is poor value for money.
    HC: 795, 2012-2013
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  • A commentary for the Committee of Public Accounts on the Work Programme outcome statistics13 December 2012
    This commentary, on the first set of Work Programme data, has been produced for the Committee of Public Accounts.
    HC: 832, 2012-2013
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  • Progress in making NHS efficiency savings13 December 2012
    The NHS made a substantial amount of efficiency savings in 2011-12. These will need to be sustained and built on if savings targets are to be met.
    HC: 686, 2012-2013
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  • Streamlining farm oversight12 December 2012
    Farm oversight activity does not deliver value for money for the taxpayer and continues to burden compliant farmers unnecessarily.
    HC: 797, 2012-2013
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  • Lessons from cancelling the InterCity West Coast franchise competition7 December 2012
    The competition to let this franchise lacked oversight. The full cost to the taxpayer is unknown, but likely to be significant.
    HC: 796, 2012-2013
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  • The London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games: post-Games review5 December 2012
    The NAO has underlined the success of the 2012 Games and stressed the importance of building on that success to deliver legacy benefits.
    HC: 794, 2012-2013
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  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust29 November 2012
    The Trust board’s poor financial management and procurement of an unaffordable PFI scheme have left the Trust in a critical financial position.
    HC: 658, 2012-2013
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  • Managing the expansion of the academies programme22 November 2012
    The rapid expansion of the programme has been a significant achievement, but the DfE was unprepared for the scale of the financial implications.
    HC: 682, 2012-2013
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  • Tax avoidance: tackling marketed avoidance schemes21 November 2012
    HMRC is making some headway in reducing opportunities for tax avoidance, but over 100 new schemes have been disclosed in each of the last four years.
    HC: 730, 2012-2013
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  • The franchising of Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust8 November 2012
    The first private company awarded a franchise to run an NHS hospital has made improvements in some clinical areas, but big financial challenges remain.
    HC: 628, 2012-2013
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  • Managing risk reduction at Sellafield7 November 2012
    There are significant uncertainties in plans for cleaning-up Sellafield. The Authority is working to understand and address project under-performance.
    HC: 630, 2012-2013
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  • Managing the impact of Housing Benefit reform1 November 2012
    DWP is working to manage the introduction of the housing benefit reforms and has a critical role to play in anticipating adverse consequences.
    HC: 681, 2012-2013
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  • Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General: Whole of Government Accounts 2010-1131 October 2012
    The Whole of Government Accounts (WGA) are an audited set of accounts showing in one place the financial position of the whole public sector. However, the NAO considers that the picture is incomplete.
    HC: 687, 2012-2013
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  • Funding for local transport: an overview25 October 2012
    As the funding and provision of transport decentralises, this report gives an overview of the landscape and highlights issues and risks.
    HC: 629, 2012-2013
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  • Managing budgeting in government18 October 2012
    The Government's ability to show that its spending decisions represent the best value for money is being hindered by the patchy availability of good information.
    HC: 597, 2012-2013
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  • DFID: The multilateral aid review19 September 2012
    The 2011 DfID review of the £3.6bn spent through multilateral organisations (such as the UN) is a significant step towards achieving value for money.
    HC: 594, 2012-2013
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  • Restructuring of the National Offender Management Service18 September 2012
    The Agency will find it more difficult to meet its savings targets now that some sentencing reforms designed to reduce the prison population have been dropped.
    HC: 593, 2012-2013
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  • Improving the delivery of animal health and welfare services through the Business Reform Programme18 July 2012
    Defra should continue to fund the Agency to complete this programme to improve the management of animal disease and secure the full benefits of the new ICT.
    HC: 468, 2012-2013
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  • The UK Border Agency and Border Force: Progress in cutting costs and improving performance17 July 2012
    Both organisations have achieved cost reduction and performance improvement, but poor planning and delayed delivery of projects hampered progress.
    HC: 467, 2012-2013
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  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Financial management report12 July 2012
    BIS needs more coherent planning, rather than short-term fire fighting, to meet its spending review challenges and deliver better value for money.
    HC: 507, 2012-2013
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  • Regulating defined contribution pension schemes11 July 2012
    The Pensions Regulator and other agencies regulating defined contribution pension schemes should take a concerted approach towards collecting evidence and assessing risks to members.
    HC: 466, 2012-2013
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  • Securing the future financial sustainability of the NHS5 July 2012
    The NHS delivered a £2.1bn surplus in 2011-12 but there is some financial distress in NHS trusts with some very large deficits.
    HC: 191, 2012-2013
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  • Financial viability of the social housing sector: introducing the Affordable Homes Programme4 July 2012
    The Programme launch has been successful, however key risks remain such as the planned delivery of new homes towards the end of the programme period.
    HC: 465, 2012-2013
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  • Healthcare across the UK: A comparison of the NHS in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland29 June 2012
    The report finds variations in health outcomes across the four nations, and will help health departments examine how better value for money could be achieved.
    HC: 192, 2012-2013
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  • Managing the defence inventory28 June 2012
    The MOD is buying more inventory than it uses and not consistently disposing of stock it no longer needs using money that could be spent elsewhere.
    HC: 190, 2012-2013
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  • Offshore electricity transmission: a new model for delivering infrastructure22 June 2012
    Using competition to award companies licences to transmit electricity from offshore wind farms has benefits but consumers might end up bearing the cost of inflation.
    HC: 22, 2012-2013
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  • The effectiveness of internal audit in central government20 June 2012
    Internal audit costs government around £70 million each year, but quality varies and it is poor value for money.
    HC: 23, 2012-2013
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  • Settling large tax disputes14 June 2012
    Following review by a former tax judge, the NAO concludes that all five settlements were reasonable but there is concern over the settlement processes.
    HC: 188, 2012-2013
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  • Central government’s communication and engagement with local government13 June 2012
    Central government needs to have better engagement with local government, particularly as more services are devolved.
    HC: 187, 2012-2013
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  • The management of adult diabetes services in the NHS23 May 2012
    Diabetes care in the NHS is poor, with low achievement of treatment standards, high numbers of avoidable deaths and annual spending reaching an estimated £3.9 billion.
    HC: 21, 2012-2013
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  • The creation and sale of Northern Rock plc18 May 2012
    The Treasury's 2009 decision to split Northern Rock in two was reasonable at the time but the final net cost to the taxpayer could be some £2 billion.
    HC: 20, 2012-2013
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  • Preventing fraud in contracted employment programmes16 May 2012
    Reported fraud in Employment Programmes is low despite past flaws such as in the New Deal. New improvement controls are better, yet risks remain.
    HC: 90, 2012-2013
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