The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated a growing backlog of cases waiting to be tried in the criminal courts system. During the first national lockdown, HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) closed some court buildings, and suspended all jury trials. Since then, courts have reopened, but national guidelines for social distancing mean they are unable to … Read more
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This report will examine the Department for International Trade’s progress with trade negotiations, including converting existing EU trade agreements.
Prior to its collapse in March 2021, Greensill Capital (UK) Limited (Greensill) was involved in the provision of supply chain finance to enable community pharmacies to be reimbursed quickly for dispensing NHS prescriptions. Greensill was also involved in a scheme that enabled employees of NHS Trusts to access their salaries early. Following the Treasury Select … Read more
This study will examine how well prepared the government was for the COVID-19 pandemic.
In December 2020 the UK and the EU reached agreement on the terms of their future relationship. Following the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, there have been changes in how the UK trades with the EU, and in relation to the movement of goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland: the … Read more
In 2019-20 HM Revenue and Customs collected £636.7 billion in total tax revenues. The amount of tax overdue for payment at 31 March 2020 was £22.4 billion. On 20 March 2020, the government announced measures that deferred future payments of some taxes, in recognition of the financial pressures put on taxpayers as a result of … Read more
This report will consider how well government has learned and applied lessons from previous local growth programmes.
This report will provide a factual overview of NHS backlogs and waiting times following the COVID-19 pandemic.
This report will investigate DWP’s Kickstart Scheme, designed to create employability and create additional jobs for 16-24 year olds.
This study will examine whether the Department for Education is supporting schools in a way that improves their financial sustainability.
This report will examine measures in place to support the use of evaluation evidence in government to produce better outcomes
This investigation will examine what government is doing to protect public money in relation to the Bounce Back Loan Scheme.
This report examines the BBC’s progress in making savings and the impact of savings on its content and news coverage.
This report will examine whether the regulation of private renting supports government’s aim to make the sector fair and affordable.
This report will assess the value for money of the child maintenance system.
This report will assess government’s progress in achieving the aims of the Female Offender Strategy
Government relies on hundreds – possibly thousands – of models for a huge variety of critical activities, from forecasting spending plans to guiding operational decision making. It is increasingly relying on these models with more data now available and an increased emphasis on evidence-driven decision-making. Government last published guidance on modelling – the Aqua Book … Read more
This study will examine how well placed the government is to meet its objectives for the COVID-19 vaccine programme.
This investigation will examine the way government is managing its COVID-19 contracts and the goods it has received to date.
Higher education providers can have a fundamental influence on the future lives of graduates, with consequences for the national economy – but to do so they must be financially viable and remain sustainable. Providers are independent bodies, and the sector’s financial sustainability is heavily dependent on student fee income, top-up grant funding, and government research … Read more
This study will examine whether the government has protected value for money in managing reductions in Official Development Assistance spending.