In responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, public sector bodies have had to procure goods, services and works with extreme urgency. The Cabinet Office, which oversees government’s buying policies, has changed some of the procurement rules for contracts relating to the government’s response to COVID-19. Concerns have been raised about some of these procurements, including around a lack of transparency. In our previous report Overview of the UK … Read more
Government, efficiency and transparency
This report draws together our experience of the main challenges and barriers to better use of data across government.
21 Jun 2019
This investigation examines the extent to which departments have used consultants in
their work to prepare for exiting the EU.
7 Jun 2019
The Whole of Government Accounts consolidates the public sector’s accounts to produce a picture of the UK’s public finances.
24 May 2019
Setting out questions we ask when reviewing programmes, this updated framework gives new examples of good practice and lessons learnt.
23 Apr 2019
Our report examines whether local governance arrangements provide assurance that local authority spending achieves value and authorities are financially sustainable
15 Jan 2019
The number of NHS and local government bodies with weaknesses in their arrangements for delivering value for money is increasing.
10 Jan 2019
This report reviews government’s progress in improving the planning and spending framework since we last reported in July 2016.
26 Nov 2018
This report examines projects leaving the Government Major Projects Portfolio, which comprises the biggest and riskiest projects across government
19 Oct 2018
This Overview summarises the Department’s responsibilities on how it spends its money and its key developments of work.
12 Oct 2018