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Contracted-out health and disability assessments

The Department for Work and Pensions has not yet achieved value for money in managing contracted-out health and disability assessments.

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8 Jan 2016

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Confirmed impacts: Learning from the experience of welfare reform

This impacts case study shows how DWP has responded to our reviews of several welfare reform programmes, including by improving financial controls, contract management, and the way it manages its portfolio of change programmes.

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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14 Oct 2015

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A Short Guide to the Department for Work and Pensions

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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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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Department for Work and Pensions 2014-15 accounts

The Comptroller and Auditor General, Amyas Morse, has qualified his audit opinion on the regularity of the 2014-15 accounts of the DWP, owing to the unacceptably high level of fraud and error in benefit expenditure.

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16 Jul 2015

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Welfare reform – lessons learned

It is important that the DWP use the hard lessons it learned from implementing its recent programme of welfare reforms to improve how it manages change and anticipates risk.

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29 May 2015

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Universal Credit: progress update

The DWP has reset Universal Credit on a sounder basis but at significant cost, by extending the time for implementation and choosing a more expensive approach.

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26 Nov 2014

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Departmental Overview: The performance of the Department for Work & Pensions 2013-14

This Departmental Overview is one of 17 we are producing covering our work on each major government department. It summarises our work on the Department for Work and Pensions during 2013-14.

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28 Oct 2014

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Housing Benefit fraud and error

The Department for Work & Pensions should have increased its focus on Housing Benefit fraud and error sooner, and is now facing an escalating problem.

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17 Oct 2014

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The Work Programme

After a poor start, the performance of the Work Programme is at similar levels to previous programmes but is less than original forecast. The Department has struggled to improve outcomes for harder-to-help groups. The Programme has the potential to offer value for money if it can achieve the higher rates of performance the Department now expects.

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2 Jul 2014

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