When the UK voted to leave the EU in 2016, it created a significant challenge for government. Government had to determine how leaving the EU would affect the UK, and plan and implement what was necessary to ensure the UK would be ready to leave. The scale of resources devoted to the work was significant. … Read more
This report examines the progress the government has made in developing specialist skills in the civil service.
17 Jul 2020
This report will set out the scale of COVID-19-related procurement, how rules have changed and the management of associated risks.
In our previous report Overview of the UK government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic we signalled our intention to report on how government has managed risks created by its response to the crisis, including with respect to procurement and supply chains for items such as ventilators. This new investigation will set out the facts about the government’s efforts to rapidly increase the number of … Read more
This report provides information on managing PFI contracts when they end and considers whether government is preparing for expiry appropriately.
5 Jun 2020
This report provides a summary of the UK government’s response to COVID-19 to date.
21 May 2020
On 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) left the European Union (EU). There is now a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. The current rules on trade, travel and business for the UK and EU continue to apply during the transition period. The government is … Read more
This report looks at how much government departments spent on their activities preparing for the UK’s exit from the EU.
6 Mar 2020
This report examines the management of the Cabinet Office-led Get ready for Brexit campaign.
28 Jan 2020
The NAO is publishing a suite of Departmental Overviews, one for each government department and a selection of cross-government issues, to assist House of Commons Select Committees and Members of Parliament.
27 Jan 2020