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Autumn 2018

Improving government’s planning and spending framework

As the next Spending Review in 2019 approaches, realistic planning of government resources, based on shared, clearly prioritised objectives, becomes ever more important. The centre of government – comprising the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury – is responsible for overseeing the business planning process and allocating and controlling public spending to deliver those plans. We (and … Read more

Late 2018

Managing the Bank of England’s central services

The Royal Assent of the Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016 (the Act) took place in May 2016.  The Act provides for the National Audit Office (NAO) to conduct value for money audit, on the basis of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Bank of England (the Bank) and the NAO. The … Read more

Whole of Government Accounts 2016-17

The Whole of Government Accounts consolidates the accounts of over 7,000 bodies across the public sector, including central and local government and public corporations such as the Bank of England, to produce an accounts-based picture of the UK’s public finances.

Carillion sign on a closed building

Investigation into the government’s handling of the collapse of Carillion

On 15 January 2018, Carillion declared insolvency and the Official Receiver, an employee of the Insolvency Service, started to liquidate its assets and contracts. This report focuses on the role of the UK government in preparing for and managing the liquidation of Carillion.

7 Jun 2018