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Local welfare provision

Overall spending on discretionary local welfare support by central and local government has reduced since April 2013. The consequences of this gap in provision are not understood.

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12 Jan 2016

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Financial sustainability of fire and rescue services

Fire and rescue authorities have managed funding reductions well. The Department for Communities and Local Government should, however, seek greater assurance that authorities are maintaining service standards and delivering value for money locally

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5 Nov 2015

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Impact of funding reductions on fire and rescue services

Fire and rescue authorities have managed funding reductions well. The Department for Communities and Local Government should, however, seek greater assurance that authorities are maintaining service standards and delivering value for money locally.

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Published:
5 Nov 2015

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Confirmed impacts: Managing reductions in local authority government funding

This impacts case study shows how central governent has responded to our identification of the need to have a better understanding of the implications on local service delivery when making funding decisions, and how local government has made use of our report.

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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Confirmed impacts: Greater accountability around the use of public funds by local bodies

This impacts case study shows how we worked with departments to provide input to their drafting of accountability, assurance and evaluation frameworks, resulting in wider consultation and a more robust system.

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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A Short Guide to the NAO’s work on local authorities

The NAO is publishing a suite of short guides relating to each government department and some cross-government issues, to assist House of Commons Select Committees.

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Published:
3 Aug 2015

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Care Act first-phase reforms – local experience of implementation

This report highlights the issues our case study areas told us were important to them in carrying out the Care Act. Local authorities may find their experience informative as they continue to develop their own approaches to carrying out the Care Act.

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Published:
3 Aug 2015

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A Short Guide to the Department for Communities and Local Government

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:
3 Aug 2015

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The NAO’s role in local audit

The National Audit Office (NAO) has responsibilities within the framework for the audit of local public bodies. This leaflet provides information on our role, examples of our recent value-for-money work focused on local services, our 2015-16 work in progress and contact details for you to provide views and suggestions or to ask questions about our work.

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Published:
23 Jul 2015

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Care Quality Commission

The CQC, the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England, has made substantial progress but needs to recruit and train staff and build a new organisational culture.

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22 Jul 2015

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