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Access to Properties Grant-Aided by English Heritage

“Individuals in receipt of taxpayers’ money have a public responsibility to honour any conditions attached. English Heritage need to do more to monitor compliance. Our work shows that while the vast majority of grant recipients comply with access requirements, a small number do not”.

Published:
12 May 2000

Access to the Victoria and Albert Museum

“The work of the V&A contributes to the Government’s aim of extending access to the arts. The museum is clearly working hard to broaden access to its collections and to make the Museum a more visitor-friendly place.

“However, the sharp fall in visitor numbers in 1999-2000 shows that more needs to be done. The V&A needs to press ahead with the work in hand to improve public understanding of the nature of its collections and to improve the way they are presented. The V&A also needs to improve communication about the activities it offers. There are good things going on at the V&A but not enough people know about them”.

Published:
22 Feb 2001

Accommodation services for the Department for Work and Pensions: Transfer of property to the private sector

“The Department got what it required at a good price. Where public bodies can show that a non-competitive negotiation is the best option, the approach used for the expansion of the PRIME contract provides a number of lessons on how to achieve good value for money – which should applied in future.”

Published:
26 Jan 2005
Chair back with portcullis emblem

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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Achievement of Foundation Trust status by NHS hospital trusts

Many NHS trusts need to tackle a range of financial, quality and governance issues if they are to meet the standards required of them to become self-governing foundation trusts by 2014. The Department of Health and the NHS will now have to decide how they will deal with those facing the most severe problems.

Published:
13 Oct 2011