This report examines the government’s plan for rehousing rough sleepers during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the longer-term.
Operational and programme delivery
As all budgets are tight, every public body must take a 'continuous improvement' approach to operate as efficiently and effectively as possible. This is true whether it's setting up a complex programme, running a high-profile contract or managing the 'business-as-usual' operations that make up two-thirds (c.£500bn) of government spending.
Managing major projects and commercial contracts both require excellent programme management and the ability to address new challenges. Civil servants need to be commercially-astute, have clear oversight of delivery, manage complex relationships and new risks, and take both an agile approach to management and a long-term view of funding and financial management. To do this successfully requires new skills, greater sharing of good practice, stronger governance and better co-ordination across government to manage resources and interdependencies between programmes.
Through our assessments of large numbers of government programmes and operations, the NAO can share lessons and good practice in key areas such as Commercial capability and contract management; Oversight of service delivery; Operations and process management; Managing major projects; Performance measurement; and Regulation.
This report examines how the DWP is managing the process of getting to first payment in Universal Credit.
10 Jul 2020
This report examines the government’s replacement of the COMPASS contracts for accommodation and support for asylum seekers.
3 Jul 2020
This report assesses whether DFID’s 2018 Strategic Vision for Gender Equality is well placed to secure value for money.
29 Apr 2020
This report looks at the Restoration and Renewal Programme to identify potential risks and recommend how these may be addressed.
24 Apr 2020
This report examines the management of the Cabinet Office-led Get ready for Brexit campaign.
28 Jan 2020
This report examines whether DfT
and HS2 Ltd have protected value for money so far in their stewardship of HS2.
24 Jan 2020
This report builds on our previous work and takes stock of the Ministry of Justice’s Transforming Rehabilitation reforms
1 Mar 2019
Government investment in science requires strategic vision and clear information so that it can ensure the UK is investing in the right areas. Our report is accompanied by an Evaluative Framework to guide effective cross-government coordination.
15 Nov 2017
There have been improvements in the way government plans and manages public sector activity, but the NAO does not consider that there exists a coherent, enduring framework for planning and management.
This report is published alongside ‘Spending Review 2015’.
21 Jul 2016