The study will evaluate how effectively government identified and met the needs of vulnerable people.
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Tax measures which have an environmental impact act alongside government’s wider environmental objectives. As these objectives have become more ambitious, the role of the tax system may become more important. HM Treasury’s 2020-21 review into funding the transition to a net zero greenhouse gas economy explicitly plans to “consider the full range of government levers, … Read more
This report will assess how the BBC has positioned itself to respond to its current financial challenges and opportunities.
In early 2021, we plan to publish an updated cost tracker to reflect developments since 7 August.
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, we will report on HMRC’s estimate of the revenue attributable to Wales during 2019-20, following the introduction of the Welsh rates of … Read more
Single Living Accommodation (SLA) is accommodation provided to single and unaccompanied service personnel, normally by means of a Mess or accommodation block. The effective management and maintenance of SLA is crucial to providing a suitable estate that meets both the needs of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and service personnel, and secures value for money … Read more
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. This year we will be reporting on the calculation of the final revenue attributable to Scotland for 2018-19 under the Scottish income tax powers and HMRC’s estimate of the … Read more
The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) is a significant part of the government’s commitment to spend £4.7 billion on research and development over four years. The ISCF also supports the ambitions set out in the government’s Industrial Strategy. UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), established in April 2018, is responsible for implementing the ISCF, which is … Read more
There have been long-standing issues across the adult social care market, which COVID-19 has further impacted. These include increasing signs of market-stress, data limitations, and high staff vacancy rates and turnover levels. At the same time, there is an increasing demand for care due to an ageing and growing population with more complex needs, and … Read more
Transport is the UK’s largest source of carbon emissions and the bulk of these come from cars. Government wants people to switch to cars that do not emit carbon dioxide to eliminate emissions by 2050. By 2030, government wants between 50% and 70% of new cars to be ultra-low emission (plug in hybrids), and by … Read more
This report will set out DCMS’ objectives for funding to charities during the pandemic and whether it is meeting them.
Towards the end of March 2020, as part of the measures taken to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, schools closed to all pupils except vulnerable children and children of key workers. Some year groups returned to school in June, but most children did not return until September 2020. Therefore, for several months the majority of pupils … Read more
Our study will examine the evolving financial pressures on local government and the support provided from central government.
This report will set out DCMS’s objectives for the Culture Recovery Fund and its work to distribute the funding.
Public service pensions are a significant part of the pensions landscape in the UK. As at 31 March 2020 the major public service pension schemes had over 8 million members, including active and deferred members, and current pensioners. Most of the main public service pension schemes are unfunded, with benefits funded from current contributions on … Read more
This study will examine how well prepared the government was for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over many years the NAO has reported on delays and cost overruns across significant Ministry of Defence (MoD) equipment procurement programmes, such as boats 4-7 of the Astute attack submarine (£1 billion over budget) and the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carriers (£2.75 billion over budget). Our recent report Defence Capabilities: delivering what was promised, found that … Read more
Government uses a range of delivery models to carry out its policy objectives, including arm’s length bodies. Arm’s length bodies account for around £200 billion of public expenditure a year and employ approximately 300,000 staff. They perform a variety of different functions across government including; running key public services, regulating public services and providing advice … Read more
This study will look at the progress of Crossrail since the NAO last reported in May 2019.
This study will examine the value gained from the NHS’s arrangements with Nightingale and independent hospitals during the pandemic.
This report will examine whether the Environmental Land Management scheme has been designed to meet the government’s strategic policy objectives.
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