In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the government launched a series of schemes providing financial support to businesses of all sizes. Of these, the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) provided support to the largest businesses—those with a minimum turnover of £45 million. Commercial lenders (for example, banks, building societies and peer to peer … Read more
In 2019-20 HM Revenue and Customs collected £636.7 billion in total tax revenues. The amount of tax overdue for payment at 31 March 2020 was £22.4 billion. On 20 March 2020, the government announced measures that deferred future payments of some taxes, in recognition of the financial pressures put on taxpayers as a result of … Read more
This review suggests key questions to ask when reviewing major programmes.
20 Apr 2021
This report will examine measures in place to support the use of evaluation evidence in government to produce better outcomes
This overview sets out the cost of running the rail system in England and the challenges and opportunities facing government.
26 Apr 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is putting public finances under severe pressure. Improving efficiency could help government to manage this pressure. Our past work has identified several areas where government can achieve efficiencies, as well as the risks of attempting to make savings without careful consideration of the unintended consequences. Drawing on previous NAO work, and experience … Read more
Our cloud guidance for audit committees builds on our 2019 guidance. We have seen more of the public sector turn to cloud services and government spending with the major cloud providers has increased in the last five years. We have updated our guidance to reflect this and to recognise wider developments and evolution of cloud services.
30 Apr 2021
This memorandum has been prepared to support the Committee of Public Accounts’ inquiry on Equitable Life’s Payment Scheme
6 May 2021
A summary of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, 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.
10 May 2021
A summary of key information and insights that can be taken from the annual reports and accounts of the Department for Education and related bodies in the education sector in England.
11 May 2021