For the first time since 2009-10, the Social Fund White Paper account has not been qualified by the Comptroller & Auditor General on the grounds of the completeness, existence and valuation of the debt balance. The efforts made by the Department for Work and Pensions to address the debt balance issues are commendable and a testament to all parties involved. The clear direction and leadership within the Department in making the decision to prioritise and resource the investigation of the key issues have been essential to this exercise. The exercise has been extremely complex and time-consuming, but one which needed to be done. It represents a significant achievement by the Department.