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  1. Framework to review models

    Insight Good practice guides

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    This framework provides a structured, flexible approach to reviewing models. It is intended to aid those commissioning or undertaking analysis of a model with the aim of determining whether the model is robust and reasonable.

  2. Framework to review portfolios

    Insight Good practice guides

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    This framework has a set of questions to assess whether a portfolio is achieving value for money

  3. Delivering programmes at speed? What you need to consider

    Insight Opinion

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    Ambulances need to travel fast! Ambulance drivers must take risks that regular drivers do not. This includes running red lights and travelling at high speeds through busy roads. However, to avoid accidents, precautions are taken to manage risks. The driver is trained, there are flashing blue lights and loud sirens. Delivering programmes at speed requires […]

  4. Commercial strategy needs to be joined up to achieve best value

    Insight Opinion

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    Last December, the government published a Green Paper on Transforming Public Procurement. It stressed that investments should be subject to consideration of the public good, including supporting national priorities. It discussed leveraging commercial activity to achieve social and environmental value. For our good practice guidance for managing the commercial lifecycle, we examined similar opportunities and […]

  5. Capability is for contract life, not just for procurement

    Insight Opinion

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    The NAO’s work includes looking at a huge range of government activities, and the setting up and managing of commercial arrangements are central to many of them. This became very clear when looking back at twenty years of our work auditing government’s spending and reporting on its value for money for taxpayers. Over this time, […]

  6. Cyber and information security: Good practice guide

    Insight Good practice guides

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    Audit committees should be scrutinising cyber security arrangements. To aid them, this guidance complements government advice by setting out high-level questions and issues for audit committees to consider.

  7. Delivering programmes at speed

    Insight Lessons learned

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    Insights to help decision-makers determine when or how a programme should be delivered at speed.

  8. From COVID-19 to Net Zero: How can regulation respond to change?

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    In September 2021, the NAO hosted a virtual seminar From COVID-19 to Net Zero: How can regulation respond to change? It was an opportunity to hear from thought leaders in regulatory policy and practice on adapting to change in challenging times. Regulation in the UK has entered a period of considerable change, from EU Exit […]

  9. Climate Change risk: Are We Doing Enough, Fast Enough?

    Insight Opinion

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    “The world is now living through climate change, not watching it draw near” is the stark warning delivered by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), in its sixth assessment report (AR6). In risk speak, high-impact, low-likelihood events will become more likely with higher temperatures. With COP 26 fast approaching and extreme weather events becoming […]

  10. Efficiency – who’s judging?

    Insight Opinion

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    Government departments are making plans for achieving substantial efficiency savings by 2024-25, but what might this mean in practice?

  11. Six reasons why digital transformation is still a problem for government

    Insight Opinion

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    It’s revealing to look at the timeline of digital transformation initiatives over the last 25 years. Government’s ambition for ‘world class’ services using joined-up systems and data goes back to the mid 1990s, from where we can trace a steady stream of policies and initiatives right through to last autumn’s National Data Strategy. Most of […]

  12. Managing the commercial lifecycle

    Insight Good practice guides

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    This good practice guidance reflects upon findings and recommendations drawn from 209 reports concerning 350 commercial arrangements that it has published over the past 20 years – including recent examinations of commercial activities triggered in response to the global pandemic.