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Confirmed impacts: Improving the British Council’s financial management

This impacts case study shows how our identification of accounting errors kick-started a number of actions to improve financial management processes and training.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF

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16 Oct 2015

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Confirmed impacts: Achieving value for money for the sale of government shares

This impacts case study shows how our review of the government’s sale of shares in Royal Mail led to the appointment of an expert panel that made recommendations about the whole system of Initial Public Offerings.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF

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16 Oct 2015

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Confirmed impacts: Investigating potential conflicts of interest in procurement

This impacts case study shows how our investigation highlighted risks in stewardship over the use of public funds by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO), which led PHSO to develop an action plan to improve procurement policy, practice and effectiveness.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF

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15 Oct 2015

Money

Confirmed impacts: Improving access to finance for SMEs

This impacts case study shows how our range of recommendations contributed substantially to the way the British Business Bank was established and works to ensure schemes do improve SMEs’ access to finance.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF

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15 Oct 2015

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A Short Guide to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

The NAO is publishing a suite of short guides, one for each government department, to assist House of Commons Select Committees.

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30 Jul 2015

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Devolving responsibilities to cities in England: Wave 1 City Deals

Wave 1 City Deals encouraged cities to develop capacity to manage devolved funding and increased responsibility. It is too early to tell what impact they will have on growth.

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9 Jul 2015

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Exploiting the UK brand overseas

The GREAT campaign enables government organisations to adopt consistent and effective brand management. To date, Cabinet Office has reported a return of £1.2 billion on its £113.5 million GREAT campaign investment. This is based on anticipated as well as actual expenditure by business, tourists and students.

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5 Jun 2015

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Investigation into potential conflicts of interest in the award of Disabled Students’ Allowance

This report examines the arrangements for disabled students at Plymouth University whose support requirements were assessed by an assessment centre based on the University’s main campus.

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13 Mar 2015

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Paying government suppliers on time

There is little evidence that government’s commitment to pay 80% of undisputed invoices within 5 working days is having the intended effect of helping the UK’s 5 million small and medium-sized enterprises.

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8 Jan 2015

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Business Perceptions Survey 2014

The NAO, the Better Regulation Executive (BRE) and the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO), both part of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have published a survey looking at businesses’ perceptions of regulation.

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28 May 2014

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