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English devolution deals

Devolution deals to devolve power from central government to local areas in England offer opportunities to stimulate economic growth and reform public services for local users, but the arrangements are untested and government could do more to provide confidence that these deals will achieve the benefits intended

Published:
20 Apr 2016
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Accountability to Parliament for taxpayers’ money

The incentives on government Accounting Officers to prioritise value for money are weak compared to those associated with the day-to-day job of satisfying Ministers.

Published:
23 Feb 2016
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Confirmed impacts: Helping to ensure an effective strategic centre of government

This impacts case study shows how our demonstration of the need for a more effective, coherent and consistent approach to cross-government collaboration helped motivate action to strengthen the role and improve the effectiveness of the centre of government.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF.

Published:
15 Oct 2015
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Confirmed impacts: Encouraging the effective management of tax reliefs

This impacts case study shows how our work on these important policy mechanisms led HM Revenue & Customs and HM Treasury to take action on ensuring tax reliefs are achieving their aims, administered in accordance with risk and are efficient.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF.

Published:
15 Oct 2015

HM Treasury’s 2014-15 Annual Report and Accounts

This is the fifth report on HM Treasury’s Annual Report and Accounts. It details the Comptroller and Auditor General’s assessment of audit risk arising from the Treasury’s major financial stability and wider economic support schemes. The number of bodies within the scope of HM Treasury’s financial statements continues to grow and the balance of risks is shifting from the Treasury’s financial stability schemes towards its broader role of supporting the economy.

Published:
21 Jul 2015