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  1. Lessons learned: government compensation schemes

    Work in progress

    Summer 2024

    We are conducting a thematic review of government compensation schemes for citizens who have suffered harm, hardship and distress from failures by public bodies.

  2. 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.

  3. Whole of Government Accounts 2021-22

    Report Financial audit

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    The Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) of the NAO has reported on the Whole of Government Accounts for 2021-22.

  4. Progress with the merger of the FCO and DFID

    Report Value for money

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    The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office has made substantial progress with the merger that created it, although some issues remain.

  5. 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 […]

  6. Investigation into asylum accommodation

    Report Value for money

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    Government’s plans for asylum accommodation will cost more than using hotels, and large sites are housing fewer people than planned.

  7. Decarbonising home heating

    Report Value for money

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    The number of heat pump installations by December 2023 was less than half of planned projections; uncertainty regarding the role of hydrogen in home heating is hampering investment and effective planning.

  8. Use of artificial intelligence in government

    Report Value for money

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    AI presents the government with opportunities to transform public services potentially delivering billions of pounds in productivity savings.

  9. Department for Business and Trade 2022-23

    Overview Departmental overview

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    This guide has been produced to support the Business and Trade Committee in its examination of DBT’s remit, plans and budget.