It is almost five years since HM Treasury introduced the requirement for a department’s Accounting Officer to personally review its major projects and programmes against four criteria – regularity, propriety, feasibility and value for money – and to publish a summary. These are known as Accounting Officer assessments.
This review will look at:
- how well the arrangements for producing these assessments are working in practice
- whether they support value for money in major programmes
- whether they improve the transparency of decision making for major programmes.
We will share good practice identified across government.