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  1. Nuclear power in the UK

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    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.

  2. Disposal of public land for new homes: a progress report

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    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.

  3. Department for Work and Pensions 2015-16 accounts

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    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.

  4. Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre

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    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.

  5. BBC World Service

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    The BBC World Service has used savings generated since 2010 to invest in new digital and television services. There is, however, scope to improve the approach to target setting and performance reporting.

  6. Progress with preparations for High Speed 2

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    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.

  7. Investigation into the UKTI specialist services contract with PA Consulting

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    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.

  8. Realising the benefits of the St Helena Airport project

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    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.

  9. Discharging older patients from hospital

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    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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.