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National Audit Office report: British Tourist Authority’s annual report and accounts 2018-19 (trading as VisitBritain & VisitEngland)

British Tourist Authority’s annual report and accounts 2018-19 (trading as VisitBritain & VisitEngland)

The Comptroller and Auditor General has qualified his audit opinion on the 2018-19 accounts of the British Tourist Authority.

Gareth Davies, the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) of the National Audit Office, has reported on the 2018-19 accounts of the British Tourist Authority (BTA), trading as VisitBritain & VisitEngland.

He has qualified his audit opinion because of £1.115 million of irregular expenditure by the BTA as part of a number of contracts worth more than £50,000 which were entered into through single tender agreements. The necessary approvals from the Department for Digital, Media, Culture & Sport were not obtained for these contracts.

Annual report and accounts

Audit certificate and report (pages 60-64)

 

Publication details:

HC: 307, 2019-21

Published date: May 21, 2020