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Audit of HM Customs and Excise systems and accounts 2003-04

“Customs’ UK Oils Strategy is an innovative and promising approach to tackling the illegal use of diesel and other fuels. The high degree of interdepartmental co-operation and improved intelligence gathering already achieved should provide substantial benefits, but Customs will need to ensure that issues such as IT support are further addressed.

“A significant decline in the VAT gap in 2003-04 indicates that Customs are on the right track with the VAT Compliance Strategy. Work is ongoing within the department to assess the effectiveness of individual elements of the Strategy to improve the targeting of resources and identify the best ways of further reducing the VAT gap.”

Published:
16 Dec 2004
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Audit of HM Customs and Excise Systems and Accounts, 2001-2002

” Customs’ approach to the collection of revenue has shifted to focus on those traders presenting the greatest risk of non-compliance. In 2001-2002 they were able to identify £2.5 billion net underpayments, some 5 per cent more than in the previous year. But I was concerned to find that in the same year the amount of tax owing to Customs increased markedly. Customs’ latest debt figures show some signs of improvement, but they have a long way to go.

” It will be of concern to everyone that there have been serious weaknesses in Customs’ systems for holding and disposing of seized goods. Customs are implementing a range of measures to address these weaknesses but they could have been quicker to deal with serious underlying problems.”

Published:
11 Dec 2002
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Auditing Behaviour Change

There is a growing belief that policy goals may be achieved more effectively if the design and use of interventions incorporate a better understanding of behaviour. This is therefore intrinsic to value for money. This guide provides the NAO’s emerging thinking on what a value for money assessment of a behaviour change programme may focus on.

Published:
27 Sep 2011
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Awarding the new licence to run the National Lottery

“The Commission’s decision to award the second licence to Camelot was soundly based. However there are constraints which may deter potential bidders and unless decisive steps are taken there may well be no competitive pressure next time. The Commission and the Department must do all they can to level the playing field and eliminate unnecessary demands on bidders.”

Published:
10 May 2002