In common with many public-sector and private sector organisations, the FCO publishes an annual Departmental Report. The Departmental Report is a key tool in our accountability to Parliament and the public and itsets out how we are spending public funds to meet our policy andservice delivery objectives. The Foreign Affairs Committee scrutinises this Report and calls on our Permanent Under-Secretary to give evidence on it each year.
Departmental report 2007-8
This report summarises the FCO's performance over the year, from April 2007 to March 2008. It explains how we are working to a new strategic framework and also covers the agenda of the past year. The report is structured around the following three sections:
- Introduction and progress on our priorities sets out the FCO's overall strategy and priorities and what we have achieved over the year.
- Organisation and change explains our ambitious programme of change, which will allow us to deliver our objectives in the future.
- Financing our work provides detailed financial information on our efficiency programmes, a comprehensive assessment of our progress against our Public Service Agreement (PSA) targets, and the 'core tables' data required by HM Treasury.
- Progress on our priorities
- Organisation and change
- Financing our work, PSA performance assessment and annexes
Recent news and events
The Foreign and Commonwealth Offices published its annual Departmental Report for 2007/2008.
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