The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated a growing backlog of cases waiting to be tried in the criminal courts system. During the first national lockdown, HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) closed some court buildings, and suspended all jury trials. Since then, courts have reopened, but national guidelines for social distancing mean they are unable to … Read more
Law and the justice system
This report will explore whether the National Law Enforcement Data programme is likely to meet user requirements.
A summary of the Ministry of Justice 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.
5 Jan 2021
The C&AG has reported on the 2019-20 accounts of the Home Office.
23 Jul 2020
The NAO is publishing a suite of Departmental Overviews, one for each government department and a selection of cross-government issues, to assist House of Commons Select Committees and Members of Parliament.
11 Mar 2020
This report examines the condition and capacity of HM Prison and Probation Service’s prison estate.
7 Feb 2020
This report describes progress following the second phase of HMCTS’s reform programme, which ended in January 2019.
13 Sep 2019
This report examines whether the government tackles serious and organised crime in an effective and coherent way.
28 Jun 2019
This report builds on our previous work and takes stock of the Ministry of Justice’s Transforming Rehabilitation reforms
1 Mar 2019
We help Parliament hold government to account for spending public money and, in so doing, drive improvements in public services. To achieve this, we provide system wide, integrated and independent public audit, drawing on the distinctive framework of rights set out for us by Parliament.
12 Feb 2019