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Briefing for the Science and Technology Committee: Advanced Research Projects Agency

The House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry into the nature and purpose of the proposed new funding agency for UK research, the Advanced Research Projects Agency.

To support the inquiry, this briefing draws upon the National Audit Office’s work examining the use made of taxpayers’ money by public bodies. It sets out the basic principles established by HM Treasury governing the creation of new bodies and some of the questions that we regularly ask when assessing whether an organisation is set up to deliver value for money.

Published:
30 Nov 2020

Departmental Overview 2019-20: Department for Work & Pensions

A summary of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) 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:
13 Oct 2020
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Round-up for Audit Committees

This interactive round-up of NAO publications is intended to help Audit Committees, Boards and other users by outlining the latest NAO resources for governance and oversight, risk management and strategic management issues. It also sets out how to keep in touch with NAO insight on specific issues and/or sectors.

Published:
12 Nov 2019
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Good Practice from the Excellence in Reporting in the Public Sector Award – Building Public Trust Awards

The Building Public Trust Awards recognise outstanding corporate reporting that builds trust and transparency. This interactive document illustrates a range of good practice examples across annual reports in both the public and private sector.

Published:
26 Mar 2018