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Managing the welfare cap

The welfare cap is encouraging a greater understanding of spending on some benefits and tax credits across government, but it is important that processes for managing the cap are reliable.

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Published:
27 Apr 2016

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English devolution deals

Devolution deals to devolve power from central government to local areas in England offer opportunities to stimulate economic growth and reform public services for local users, but the arrangements are untested and government could do more to provide confidence that these deals will achieve the benefits intended

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Published:
20 Apr 2016

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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.

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Published:
23 Feb 2016

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The sale of Eurostar

The sale of Eurostar generated proceeds of £757m. The government prepared well for the sale and achieved its objectives to maximise proceeds. The sale illustrates some general lessons for government as it embarks on its asset sales programme.

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Published:
6 Nov 2015

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Confirmed impacts: Helping to ensure an effective strategic centre of government

This impacts case study shows how our demonstration of the need for a more effective, coherent and consistent approach to cross-government collaboration helped motivate action to strengthen the role and improve the effectiveness of the centre of government.

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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Published:
15 Oct 2015

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Confirmed impacts: Encouraging the effective management of tax reliefs

This impacts case study shows how our work on these important policy mechanisms led HM Revenue & Customs and HM Treasury to take action on ensuring tax reliefs are achieving their aims, administered in accordance with risk and are efficient.

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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Published:
15 Oct 2015

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Financial institutions landscape

The government is selling assets on an unprecedented scale but, given the equally large scale of its new loans and other initiatives, the overall projected net effect is a £200m increase in borrowing.

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Published:
10 Sep 2015

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A Short Guide to HM Treasury

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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Published:
4 Sep 2015

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Fraud and Error Stocktake

The government continues to lose large amounts of money through fraud and error overpayments and many vulnerable people get less support than they are entitled to.

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21 Jul 2015

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HM Treasury’s 2014-15 Annual Report and Accounts

This is the fifth report on HM Treasury’s Annual Report and Accounts. It details the Comptroller and Auditor General’s assessment of audit risk arising from the Treasury’s major financial stability and wider economic support schemes. The number of bodies within the scope of HM Treasury’s financial statements continues to grow and the balance of risks is shifting from the Treasury’s financial stability schemes towards its broader role of supporting the economy.

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21 Jul 2015

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