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Autumn 2019

The administration of Scottish income tax 2018-19

Under the Scotland Act 1998 the NAO produces an annual report for the Scottish Parliament on HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC)’s administration of Scottish income tax. As part of the report this year we will be reporting on the calculation of the final revenue attributable to Scotland for 2017-18 under the Scottish income tax powers … Read more

Autumn 2019

The administration of the Welsh rate of income tax 2018-19

Under the Government of Wales Act 2006 the NAO produces an annual report for the Welsh Assembly on HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC)’s administration of the Welsh rate of income tax. This year the NAO will be reporting on HMRC’s preparations for the administration of devolved income tax powers to Wales for the 2019-20 tax … Read more

Modernising the Great Western railway

The cost of modernising the Great Western railway is estimated to be £5.58 billion, an increase of £2.1 billion since 2013, and there are delays to the electrification of the route of at least 18 to 36 months. The Department for Transport and Network Rail have begun to improve the management of the programme but they have more to do to protect value for money in the future.