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Infrared view of houses

Investigation into the Department of Energy & Climate Change’s loans to the Green Deal Finance Company

The Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Green Deal design not only failed to deliver any meaningful benefit, it increased suppliers’ costs – and therefore energy bills – in meeting their obligations through the ECO scheme.

Published:
14 Apr 2016
Financial buildings in the city

Financial services mis-selling: regulation and redress

The Financial Conduct Authority cannot know whether its activities are reducing the overall scale of financial services mis-selling to consumers. The most prominent example of mis-selling is Payment Protection Insurance (PPI). Between April 2011 and November 2015, firms paid out £22.2 billion in compensation to more than 12 million customers who had bought PPI.

Published:
24 Feb 2016
Houses of Parliament

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.

Published:
5 Feb 2016
Royal Mail Logo

Confirmed impacts: Achieving value for money for the sale of government shares

This impacts case study shows how our review of the government’s sale of shares in Royal Mail led to the appointment of an expert panel that made recommendations about the whole system of Initial Public Offerings.

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:
16 Oct 2015
Nuclear power plant

Confirmed impacts: Securing better progress on nuclear decommissioning

This impacts case study shows how reports by NAO and PAC resulted in the Nucelar Decommissioning Authority terminating its existing management contract and announcing a new approach, expected to improve management and reduce costs.

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
Money

Confirmed impacts: Improving access to finance for SMEs

This impacts case study shows how our range of recommendations contributed substantially to the way the British Business Bank was established and works to ensure schemes do improve SMEs’ access to finance.

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