This briefing has been prepared for the Energy and Climate Change Committee as an overview of the performance of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (‘the Department’ or DECC) in the financial year 2008-09 and subsequent months. The briefing is based on the Department’s Annual Report and Resource Accounts 2008-09 and other documents produced by the Department, together with work undertaken by the NAO. The briefing has been shared with the Department to ensure factual accuracy, but the commentary and views expressed are those of the NAO.
The briefing is comprised of three parts. Part one covers the financial performance of the Department, part two discusses the Department’s capability, and part three comments on the Department’s performance against key targets.