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Local auditor reporting application

Background The local auditor reporting application presents the opinions of local auditors on local public bodies’ financial statements and conclusions on whether they have proper arrangements in place to secure value for money. The data is presented through an interactive map which allows users to explore auditor reporting for nine different types of local body … Read more

Published:
14 Dec 2020
Winter 2021/2022

Financial modelling in government

Government relies on hundreds – possibly thousands – of models for a huge variety of critical activities, from forecasting spending plans to guiding operational decision making. It is increasingly relying on these models with more data now available and an increased emphasis on evidence-driven decision-making.  Government last published guidance on modelling – the Aqua Book … Read more

Summer 2021

Government’s delivery through ALBs

Government uses a range of delivery models to carry out its policy objectives, including arm’s length bodies. Arm’s length bodies account for around £200 billion of public expenditure a year and employ approximately 300,000 staff. They perform a variety of different functions across government including; running key public services, regulating public services and providing advice … Read more