The Government has identified improving public safety and security as a key priority. To support this aim, in September 2019, the Home Office announced plans to recruit an additional 20,000 police officers in England and Wales by the end of March 2023. The Home Office has committed £1.2 billion of additional funding to support police … Read more
Law and the justice system
This report examines the Ministry of Justice’s strategy to improve outcomes for women in the criminal justice system.
19 Jan 2022
In 2016, the Taylor Review of the youth justice system recommended reforms to youth custody, including the introduction of secure schools – which would be small local establishments, governed and inspected as schools – to replace other custodial provision for young people, including secure training centres (STCs). STCs were designed to accommodate and educate more vulnerable young people. The government originally committed to establishing the first secure school in 2020, but it is delayed. Meanwhile, … Read more
Electronic monitoring (‘tagging”) allows the police, courts, probation, and immigration services to monitor an offender’s location and compliance with court orders and take action as necessary. In 2017, we examined The new generation electronic monitoring programme. HM Prison & Probation Service recently decided to suspend development of a new IT system intended to allow bodies … Read more
This report assesses the government’s plans for, and progress, in reducing the backlog in criminal courts.
22 Oct 2021
This report assesses the Home Office’s progress in delivering the National Law Enforcement Data Service programme to replace outdated police ICT systems.
10 Sep 2021
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