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Asylum accommodation and support

This report examines the government’s replacement of the COMPASS contracts for accommodation and support for asylum seekers.

Published:
3 Jul 2020
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Case study on integration: Measuring the costs and benefits of Whole-Place Community Budgets

By operating in a more integrated way, government could reduce inefficiencies in public services and deliver a better service to citizens. A case study on the Whole-Place Community Budget pilots points to the potential benefits on offer where public services are integrated more effectively.

Published:
13 Mar 2013
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Children in need of help or protection

The Department for Education recognised since 2010 that child protection services are not good enough but its subsequent response has not yet resulted in better outcomes. Spending on children’s social work, including on child protection, varies widely across England and is not related to quality. Neither the DfE nor authorities understand why spending varies.

Published:
12 Oct 2016

Departmental Overview 2019-20: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

A summary of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, spending in 2019-20, its major areas of activity and performance, and the challenges it is likely to face in the coming year, based on the insights from our financial audit and value for money work.

Published:
28 Jan 2021