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Investigation into the government’s handling of the collapse of Carillion

On 15 January 2018, Carillion declared insolvency and the Official Receiver, an employee of the Insolvency Service, started to liquidate its assets and contracts. This report focuses on the role of the UK government in preparing for and managing the liquidation of Carillion.

Published:
7 Jun 2018
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Investigation into government-funded inquiries

Given the prevalence of government-funded inquiries, the frequency with which the government uses them following high-profile failures, their importance in relation to the public’s trust of authorities, and the public funds spent on them, the NAO has conducted an investigation into the 26 inquiries that have started and concluded since 2005.

Published:
23 May 2018
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Implementing the UK’s exit from the European Union: Infrastructure and Projects Authority

The National Audit Office has today published a briefing describing how the centre of government is overseeing and taking forward implementation of the UK’s exit from the European Union. The briefing focuses in particular on the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

24 November 2017

Published:
24 Nov 2017
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Protecting information across government

This report highlights some issues relevant in light of the malware cyber-attack on 12 May. It sets out the increasingly complex challenge of protecting information while re-designing public services and introducing the technology necessary to support them.

Published:
23 May 2017
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Progress on the government estate strategy

Departments have continued to reduce their estates and government is now getting better value for money. The Government Property Unit, however, has not yet made much progress towards its more challenging objective of creating an integrated estate.

Published:
25 Apr 2017