This investigation will examine the way government is managing its COVID-19 contracts and the goods it has received to date.
Commercial and regulation
Commercial and regulatory arrangements are central to policies and programmes right across central and local government.
The public sector now buys in more than it spends itself on delivering services, buys increasingly complex things in increasingly complex ways, and regulates large areas of private sector spending.
This good practice guidance reflects upon findings and recommendations drawn from 209 reports concerning 350 commercial arrangements that it has published over the past 20 years – including recent examinations of commercial activities triggered in response to the global pandemic.
20 Jul 2021
This report makes recommendations for Crossrail Ltd and the programme sponsors as Crossrail nears completion.
9 Jul 2021
This is the second NAO report on government’s approach to test and trace services in England.
25 Jun 2021
This report examines the causes of persistent delays and cost increases that have affected the Ministry of Defence’s equipment contracts.
24 Jun 2021
This report examines the extent to which the UK’s product safety regime protects consumers from harm, focusing on the OPSS.
16 Jun 2021
This framework is intended as a useful tool for policymakers and regulators overseeing any given market.
25 May 2021
This report provides our initial thoughts on the learning government can draw from its response to COVID-19 to date.
19 May 2021
This overview sets out the cost of running the rail system in England and the challenges and opportunities facing government.
26 Apr 2021
This report will examine how the Green Home Grant has been managed and what has been achieved to date.