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  1. Financial management in government: insights and good practice

    Work in progress

    Autumn 2024

    The Financial and Risk Management insights team are producing a series of guides aimed at senior finance decision-makers across all of our audited bodies. Our guides will showcase strategic-level insights outlining areas where good financial management can unlock greater efficiency and resilience, as well as practical ways organisations can make improvements.

  2. BBC Commercial Activities

    Work in progress

    Autumn 2024

    This study will look at the performance of BBC Studios, the BBC’s largest commercial subsidiary, and if BBC Studios’ performance to date met the BBC’s expectations.

  3. Managing conflicts of interest

    Work in progress

    Autumn 2024

    It is important to manage conflicts of interest effectively. Our latest report on managing propriety in the public sector will look at how conflicts of interest are handled across government.

  4. Increasing the capacity of the prison estate to meet demand

    Work in progress

    Winter 2024/25

    Background The prison estate in England and Wales is crowded. At the end of January 2024, the prison population was 87,538 people. Many adult male prisoners are being held in cells designed for fewer occupants. This can have negative consequences for the safety and security of prisons and mean that prisoners have reduced access to […]

  5. How government works with technology suppliers

    Work in progress

    Winter 2024/25

    Government spends over £13 billion annually with technology suppliers. This study will examine government’s overall approach to its dealings with technology suppliers.

  6. Government property maintenance

    Work in progress

    Winter 2024/25

    The government estate is made up of properties that deliver services directly to the public. This study will examine the roles of the Office of Government Property and of departments in managing and planning property maintenance.

  7. Local government financial sustainability

    Work in progress

    Winter 2024/25

    Local government is experiencing significant financial pressures, due in part to rising costs and increased demand across a range of services. We will examine the current and future context for local government finances.