Pensions and ageing society

Departmental Overview: A summary of the NAO’s work on the Department for Work and Pensions 2011-12

This Departmental Overview is one of 15 we are producing covering our work on each major government department. It summarises our work on the Department for Work and Pensions during 2011-12.

This guide is designed to provide a quick and accessible overview of the Department and focus in particular on where we believe the Department’s performance could be improved, using examples from our published work. They cover:

  • The department’s responsibilities and how it spends its money
  • Financial management
  • Reported performance
  • Issues identified in NAO reports

October 2012