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Confirmed impacts: Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of grant spending

This impacts case study shows how our review of the use of grants to provide funding was a major catalyst in Cabinet Office’s review of the appropriateness and efficiency of grant funding, and its plans to develop a digital mechanism for improving grant processing.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF.

Published:
15 Oct 2015
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Confirmed impacts: Helping to ensure an effective strategic centre of government

This impacts case study shows how our demonstration of the need for a more effective, coherent and consistent approach to cross-government collaboration helped motivate action to strengthen the role and improve the effectiveness of the centre of government.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF.

Published:
15 Oct 2015
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Confirmed impacts: Greater accountability around the use of public funds by local bodies

This impacts case study shows how we worked with departments to provide input to their drafting of accountability, assurance and evaluation frameworks, resulting in wider consultation and a more robust system.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF.

Published:
15 Oct 2015
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Equality, diversity, and inclusion in the civil service

The civil service must build on the progress it has made in managing equality, diversity and inclusion and place greater emphasis on departments’ valuing and maximizing the contribution of every member of their staff. This is more likely to deliver the business benefits than solely a focus on levels of representation of groups with ‘protected characteristics’.

Published:
25 Jun 2015
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Outcome-based payment schemes: government’s use of payment by results

Payment by results (PbR) schemes are hard to get right, and are risky and costly for commissioners. Credible evidence for claimed benefits of PbR is now needed.

Published:
19 Jun 2015
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Our enquiries into Civil Service Learning’s contract with Capita

The National Audit Office has today published its findings on the Civil Service Learning contract with Capita Business Services Ltd (Capita). The NAO’s enquiries address specific concerns from several people who raised different but overlapping concerns about the operation of the contract.

Published:
25 Mar 2015