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  1. Non-executive appointments

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    Government is taking longer than it should to appoint non-executive directors (NED) to public positions, and these delays can leave gaps on boards, creating risks to governance, and reducing the number of high-quality candidates.

  2. Tax measures to encourage economic growth

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    Although government provides billions in tax reliefs each year to encourage growth, it does not monitor or evaluate them closely enough.

  3. The government’s support for biomass

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    Government has provided more than £20 billion of support to biomass businesses, but it can’t yet demonstrate the technology is sustainable.

  4. Investigation into whistleblowing in the civil service

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    Whistleblowing arrangements in government require further improvement with slow and inconsistent progress being made by departments and other civil service bodies, a new National Audit Office (NAO) report says.

  5. Investigation into the East West Rail project (Oxford – Cambridge)

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    Government needs to ensure its growth plans for Cambridge are aligned with its £6-7bn investment in a new regional railway (East West Rail, Oxford to Cambridge), so it can maximise the economic benefits of the line, a new report by the National Audit Office says.

  6. Financial services regulation: Adapting to change

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    The Financial Conduct Authority is making significant changes in response to its new responsibilities and past regulatory failures, but it needs to manage the related risks if it’s to meet its commitments, including reducing and preventing financial crime, according to a new report by the National Audit Office.

  7. Government resilience: extreme weather

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    The government is underprepared for extreme weather events, such as severe floods, which have the potential to cause significant disruption, a new report by the National Audit Office (NAO) says. 

  8. The Equipment Plan 2023 to 2033

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    The Ministry of Defence’s Equipment Plan for the next decade is unaffordable and it is facing the largest budget deficit since the Plan was first published in 2012, according to a new report by the National Audit Office.

  9. The BBC’s implementation of Across the UK

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    The BBC has made progress transferring commissioning, production and journalism outside London, according to a new National Audit Office report.

  10. Levelling up funding to local government

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    Government is funding thousands of levelling up projects across the UK. But many of these deadlines are unlikely to be met.

  11. Resilience to flooding

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    The Environment Agency has cut its forecast for the number of additional properties that will be better protected from flooding by 40% since plans were first unveiled in 2020, according to a new report by the National Audit Office.

  12. Reforming adult social care in England

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    Government has delayed plans to cap lifetime social care costs and scaled back plans for reforming the system it set out in December 2021.

  13. Cabinet Office functional savings

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    The Cabinet Office has reported efficiency savings across shared government functions, but there are opportunities to implement a more robust approach, according to a new report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

  14. Reducing the harm from illegal drugs

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    The government’s 2021 drugs strategy has provided fresh impetus to the efforts to tackle harm to society from illegal drugs, but it will need to address uncertainties about future funding, gaps in the evidence base and a lack of focus on prevention, if it is to achieve its objectives, according to a National Audit Office report.