The Better Regulation Executive is currently reviewing controls on regulation. This document is the National Audit Office’s submission to that review. It is based on a combination of our previous work and new work with five case study departments earlier this year.Jump to downloads
This review considers the effectiveness of departmental processes to support controls on regulation in a manner analogous with processes to support controls on public spending.
We examined the processes used by five case study departments: the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; the Ministry of Justice; the Department for Work and Pensions; the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for Transport.
We reviewed their support processes against a framework of regulatory management covering five areas we have previously highlighted as necessary for strong financial management in our Financial Management Maturity Model:
- governance and leadership;
- decision-making; and
- performance reporting.
- controls_on_regulation_2012.pdf (.pdf — 219 KB)