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National Audit Office report: Sustainability in the spending review

Sustainability in the spending review

This briefing responds to a request from the Environmental Audit Committee that we review how the 2015 spending review took account of environmental issues.

This briefing responds to a request from the Environmental Audit Committee that we review how the 2015 spending review took account of sustainability and environmental issues.

It covers:

  • The significance of the spending review for meeting government’s environmental objectives
  • How effectively Treasury designed and implemented the spending review to ensure environmental issues were considered
  • The potential impact of spending review decisions, to the extent that it can be known at this stage
  • The Carbon Capture and Storage competition bid and cancellation decision as a case study.

July 2016

 

Publication details:

Published date: July 20, 2016