Our study will examine the evolving financial pressures on local government and the support provided from central government.
The Environment Agency estimates that 5.2 million homes and businesses in England are at risk of flooding and that around 700 properties are vulnerable to coastal erosion over the next 20 years. Over two thirds of properties in England are served by infrastructure sites and networks located in (or dependent on others in) areas at … Read more
This report examines the government’s plan for rehousing rough sleepers during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the longer-term.
In 2019, buses accounted for over 50% of public transport journeys in England outside London, and they are particularly important for people on lower incomes. The majority of local buses are commercial services but central and local public funding support shows their importance to the wider economy and society. The Department for Transport has a … Read more
Introduction to the topic Evidence has shown that high-quality early education and childcare can support children’s development and improve their outcomes. The Department for Education funds three entitlements to free early education and childcare in England: The disadvantage entitlement: 15 hours per week for disadvantaged 2-year-olds The universal entitlement: 15 hours per week for all … Read more
29 Jul 2020
The C&AG has qualified his audit opinion on the 2018-19 accounts of Greenwich Hospital.
27 Jul 2020
The C&AG has reported on the 2019-20 accounts of the Home Office.
23 Jul 2020
The study will evaluate how effectively government identified and met the needs of vulnerable people.
This report examines the effectiveness of HMRC’s approach, in partnership with HM Treasury, in reducing the tax gap.
22 Jul 2020
Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on the Whole of Government Accounts 2018-2019.
21 Jul 2020