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Confirmed impacts: Delivering better careers advice for young people

This impacts case study shows how our reporting of shortfalls in careers advice, echoed by the education sector, prompted the Department for Education to announce a new company to drive improvements.

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: Drawing together information and insights across the adult care system

This impacts case study shows how our review of the whole adult care system and the increasing pressures on its financial and service sustainability aided the debate about meeting future care needs and highlighted the need for more research to identify the most effective ways of working.

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:
14 Oct 2015
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Confirmed impacts: Greater accountability around the use of public funds by local bodies

This impacts case study shows how we worked with departments to provide input to their drafting of accountability, assurance and evaluation frameworks, resulting in wider consultation and a more robust system.

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: Managing reductions in local authority government funding

This impacts case study shows how central government has responded to our identification of the need to have a better understanding of the implications on local service delivery when making funding decisions, and how local government has made use of our report.

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: NAO report makes an important contribution to the debate on local authority financial health

We recommended that the Department for Communities and Local Government improve its evaluation of the impact of funding changes on local authorities’ financial sustainability.

This NAO impacts case study represents one example where there has been some beneficial change, whether financial or non-financial, resulting from our involvement.

Published:
24 Jun 2013
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Confirmed impacts: Securing the future financial sustainability of the National Health Service

We found that the 2007-2011 Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Board’s poor financial management and procurement of an unaffordable PFI scheme had left the Trust in a critical financial position.

This NAO impacts case study represents one example where there has been some beneficial change, whether financial or non-financial, resulting from our involvement.

Published:
8 Jul 2013
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Consular Services to British Nationals

The FCO has made significant improvements in the consular service it provides, but further progress is needed to deliver a service which meets the changing needs of Britons overseas, according to a National Audit Office report. The main elements of consular services are advising on overseas travel, issuing passports abroad and assisting Britons in distress … Read more

Published:
24 Nov 2005
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Criminal Records Bureau: Delivering Safer Recruitment?

“The performance problems suffered by the Criminal Records Bureau caused considerable difficulties for customers but the situation has improved through the cooperative action of the two partners. The extent of the increased protection afforded to the vulnerable needs to be evaluated over time, but the new service has widened employers’ access to criminal records. The Bureau’s experiences emphasise the importance of testing key business assumptions and consulting with potential users at an early stage, and of working in partnership with contractors from the start to solve problems.”

Published:
21 Feb 2004