Search results for 'Accountability and oversight'

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  1. Implementing transparency

    Report Value for money

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    Better access to public information can improve accountability and service delivery. Government needs a firm grasp of whether that potential is being realised.

  2. Managing risks in government

    Insight Good practice guides

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    We have reported regularly through our Value for Money audit programme that more effective risk management would enable departments to be better informed in their decisions, have a greater likelihood of meeting their aims and objectives, and help them to avoid costly mistakes.

  3. Taking the measure of government performance

    Report Value for money

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    In its final review of the quality of the data systems used by departments to measure progress against PSAs, the NAO underlines the vital importance of measuring government performance.

  4. Central oversight of arm’s-length bodies

    Press release

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    This report focuses on the role of the centre of government in supporting government departments’ oversight of arm’s-length bodies.

  5. HM Revenue & Customs 2020-21 Accounts

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    Gareth Davies, the Comptroller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office, has reported on the 2020-21 accounts of HM Revenue & Customs.

  6. Specialist skills in the civil service

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    This report examines the progress the government has made in developing specialist skills in the civil service.

  7. Reducing modern slavery

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    Until the government is able to establish effective oversight of the modern slavery system as a whole, it will not be able to significantly reduce the prevalence of modern slavery or show that it is achieving value for money.

  8. Follow-up on alternative higher education providers

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    The Department is exerting stronger oversight and sanctioning under-performing providers but there remain issues to resolve, such as more timely identification of underperformance and ineligible payments.

  9. Care Quality Commission regulating health and social care

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    Although the Commission has improved as an organisation, it needs to overcome some persistent issues with the timeliness of some of its regulation activities if it is to sustain further improvement.

  10. 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.

  11. Accountability to Parliament for taxpayers’ money

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    The incentives on government Accounting Officers to prioritise value for money are weak compared to those associated with the day-to-day job of satisfying Ministers.