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  1. The Equipment Plan 2018 to 2028

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    This report assesses the robustness of the Ministry of Defence’s financial data and assumptions for its Equipment Plan 2018-2028.

  2. Competitive and demand-led grants: good practice guide

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    The Cabinet Office estimates that government commits around £130 billion to grants each year – nearly 20% of all government spend. Grants are an important delivery mechanism for policy across government, not just centrally but also in agencies, local authorities and other bodies across the public sector.

  3. Use of consultants and temporary staff

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    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.

  4. Shared service centres

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    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.

  5. Central government staff costs

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    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.

  6. The Equipment Plan 2016-2026

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    The risks to the affordability of the Ministry of Defence Equipment Plan are greater than at any point since reporting began in 2012.

  7. The quality of service for personal taxpayers

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    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.

  8. Reducing costs through ‘Delivering Quality First’

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    The BBC’s cost reduction programme has so far delivered value for money. However, the need to make further savings from productivity improvements will involve more challenging and potentially disruptive changes to structures and ways of working.

  9. Managing the welfare cap

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    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.

  10. The art of spending public money wisely

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    An interactive summary of the NAO’s presentations at Civil Service Live events, 2015, on four pervasive issues blocking public service improvement.

  11. Progress on public bodies reform

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    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.

  12. Delivering value and accountability – CIMA and NAO expert panel report

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    Fiscal pressure on government departments is set to continue through the next Parliament, with citizen expectations continuing to rise. With the ‘more for less’ challenge continuing indefinitely and an increasingly complex public sector landscape, a strong and integrated finance function across government is crucial.

  13. Assurance of reported savings at Sellafield

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    The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s systems for recording and challenging claimed savings at Sellafield give moderate assurance of reported overall savings since 2009-10.

  14. Financial management in government

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    Stronger financial management will be needed in departments if they are to speed up the restructuring of service delivery.

  15. Financial sustainability of local authorities 2014

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    Local authorities have worked hard to manage reductions in government funding, but the DCLG needs to be better informed about the situation across England.