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  1. One in five legacy benefit claimants not switching to Universal Credit

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    One in five people on Tax Credits who were invited to move to Universal Credit (UC) did not then claim UC and had their benefits stopped, according to a new report by the National Audit Office (NAO). The coalition government proposed UC in 2010 to replace six means-tested benefits for working-age households.1 DWP estimates that […]

  2. Government’s management of legal aid

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    The Ministry of Justice does not know whether everyone eligible for legal aid can access it and government needs to do more to ensure the sustainability of the legal aid market if it is to achieve value for money.

  3. Non-executive appointments

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    Government is taking longer than it should to appoint non-executive directors (NED) to public positions, and these delays can leave gaps on boards, creating risks to governance, and reducing the number of high-quality candidates.

  4. Tax measures to encourage economic growth

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    Although government provides billions in tax reliefs each year to encourage growth, it does not monitor or evaluate them closely enough.

  5. The government’s support for biomass

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    Government has provided more than £20 billion of support to biomass businesses, but it can’t yet demonstrate the technology is sustainable.

  6. Investigation into whistleblowing in the civil service

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    Whistleblowing arrangements in government require further improvement with slow and inconsistent progress being made by departments and other civil service bodies, a new National Audit Office (NAO) report says.

  7. Investigation into the East West Rail project (Oxford – Cambridge)

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    Government needs to ensure its growth plans for Cambridge are aligned with its £6-7bn investment in a new regional railway (East West Rail, Oxford to Cambridge), so it can maximise the economic benefits of the line, a new report by the National Audit Office says.

  8. Financial services regulation: Adapting to change

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    The Financial Conduct Authority is making significant changes in response to its new responsibilities and past regulatory failures, but it needs to manage the related risks if it’s to meet its commitments, including reducing and preventing financial crime, according to a new report by the National Audit Office.

  9. Government resilience: extreme weather

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    The government is underprepared for extreme weather events, such as severe floods, which have the potential to cause significant disruption, a new report by the National Audit Office (NAO) says. 

  10. The Equipment Plan 2023 to 2033

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    The Ministry of Defence’s Equipment Plan for the next decade is unaffordable and it is facing the largest budget deficit since the Plan was first published in 2012, according to a new report by the National Audit Office.

  11. The BBC’s implementation of Across the UK

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    The BBC has made progress transferring commissioning, production and journalism outside London, according to a new National Audit Office report.

  12. Levelling up funding to local government

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    Government is funding thousands of levelling up projects across the UK. But many of these deadlines are unlikely to be met.