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Training New Teachers

The government needs to do more to demonstrate how new arrangements for training new teachers are improving the quality of teaching in classrooms.

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10 Feb 2016

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Investigation into the acceptance of gifts and hospitality

The NAO has published the findings from its investigation into the acceptance of gifts and hospitality by government officials.

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Published:
9 Feb 2016

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The UK competition regime

The newly-created Competition and Markets Authority has made significant progress in improving how the UK’s competition regime works, and it is now more coherent than before. Business awareness of competition law, however, is low and while it has improved the robustness of its enforcement casework, the regime has so far not produced a substantial flow of enforcement decisions or fines.

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Published:
5 Feb 2016

Doctor and a Surgeon

Managing the supply of NHS clinical staff in England

There are shortcomings in how the supply of NHS clinical staff in England is managed, in terms of both planning the future workforce and meeting the current demand for staff.

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Published:
5 Feb 2016

Offender in cell

Investigation into Just Solutions International

There was an estimated net loss of £1.1m when Just Solutions International, the commercial arm of the National Offender Management Service, set up to sell consultancy advice abroad, was closed in September 2015.

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Published:
29 Jan 2016

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2014-15 Accounts of the Office of Legal Complaints

The Comptroller and Auditor General, Amyas Morse, has today qualified his opinion on the 2014-15 Accounts of the Office for Legal Complaints (OLC) on the grounds of regularity.

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28 Jan 2016

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Responding to crises

The Department for International Development’s spending on humanitarian interventions has almost trebled between 2010-11 and 2014-15 to more than £1 billion per year, rising as a share of its total budget from 6% to 14%.

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21 Jan 2016

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Use of consultants and temporary staff

Annual spending on consultants and temporary staff has reduced by £1.5 billion since 2010 when strict spending controls were introduced. However, annual spend is now increasing once more and is between £400 million and £600 million higher than in 2011-12.

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Published:
13 Jan 2016

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Local welfare provision

Overall spending on discretionary local welfare support by central and local government has reduced since April 2013. The consequences of this gap in provision are not understood.

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Published:
12 Jan 2016

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Contracted-out health and disability assessments

The Department for Work and Pensions has not yet achieved value for money in managing contracted-out health and disability assessments.

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Published:
8 Jan 2016

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