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Financial sustainability of local authorities 2018

This report reviews developments in the sector and examines whether the Department, along with other departments with responsibility for local services, understands the impact of funding reductions on the financial and service sustainability of local authorities.

The BBC’s commercial activities: a landscape review

This report, our first on this subject, is a landscape review of the BBC’s commercial activities, setting out how the BBC organizes these activities and the key risks and challenges they currently face.

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Round-up for Audit Committees

This interactive round-up of NAO publications is intended to help Audit Committees, Boards and other users by outlining the latest NAO resources for governance and oversight, risk management and strategic management issues. It also sets out how to keep in touch with NAO insight on specific issues and/or sectors.

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Reducing emergency admissions

The report examines progress that the Department of Health & Social Care, NHS England, NHS Improvement and other stakeholders are making in reducing the impact of emergency admissions on acute hospitals. The report takes a whole-system approach, and looks at action across acute, primary, community and social care systems.

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Self-assessment resources

Frameworks and guides to aid organisations’ self-assessment and decision-making

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UK’s exit from the European Union

Our work on exiting the EU (Brexit) can be found here

NAO – University of Birmingham Tax Centre

This new Tax Centre delivers independent evidence to improve tax efficiency.

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Jobcentre journey time model

This interactive data visualisation presents an overview of planned changes to the jobcentre estate in England.

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Cross-government collaboration

Scientist working We blog about the great lessons for cross-government coordination in the Evaluative Framework we developed as part of our study into research and development funding.
On the NAO Blog.

Strand Group Keynote Speech

Sir Amyas Morse recently spoke on 'The implications of central decision-making on the delivery of frontline services’ at the Strand Group, the Policy Institute at King's College London's signature seminar series.
Read a transcript of Sir Amyas Morse's speech.


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Moving Beyond Devolution: A forward look to 2030

NAO Director, Aileen Murphie, is speaking at this 3-day conference, 21-23 March

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Westminster Health Forum: Improving care for older people

NAO Director, Ashley McDougall, will speak on ‘Key issues for funding health and social care services for older people’.

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