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Latest on Report publication dates

The following reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) are likely to be published as follows.

All reports are published at 0001 hours unless indicated otherwise.

Reports with publication dates

The National Audit Office does not publish reports to Parliament during the Parliamentary Recess. The next reports to be published will appear from 5 September 2011 when the House is scheduled to return.

Reports published shortly

Report Publication date Press officer contact

None at present.

 

Work in progress

 

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Children and Families: Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission

This study will examine whether the Department for Work and Pensions and the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission are well placed to establish cost-effective child maintenance arrangements in the future.

Early 2012 Sarah Farndale
T: 020 7798 5350
M: 07985 274421

Cross-government and public administration: Reorganising Central Government Bodies

Our new study will review the planning and implementation of reorganisations of central government departments since June 2009.

Winter 2011

Phil Groves
T: 020 7798 5339
M: 07770 678477

Culture, media and leisure: The BBC's Efficiency programme

The BBC aims to make cumulative net cash-releasing efficiency savings of £1.8 billion by March 2013 through its five-year Continuous Improvement programme. This study looks at the progress so far.

2011

Phil Groves
T: 020 7798 5339
M: 07770 678477

Education and skills: Special education for 16-25 year olds

This study will focus on education for young people aged 16-25 with a special educational need or learning difficulty / disability.

Winter 2011

Sarah Farndale
T: 020 7798 5350
M: 07985 274421

Education and skills: Research Councils' Shared Service Centre

This study will examine whether the Research Councils' Shared Service Centre project has been delivered to plan,  will take a view on whether the shared service centre is likely to be fit for purpose in the near future and identify wider lessons for Government.

Autumn 2011

Sarah Farndale
T: 020 7798 5350
M: 07985 274421

Education and skills: Structured Cost reduction in Schools through good financial management

This study will examine how the Department gains assurance on the business and financial management capability within schools and local partners (for example local authorities) to support structured cost reduction in schools.

Autumn 2011

Sarah Farndale
T: 020 7798 5350
M: 07985 274421

Environment, energy and sustainability: Flood and coastal erosion risk management 

This study looks at how the risks to value for money in light of changes to the delivery of flood and coastal erosion risk management are being addressed.

Autumn 2011

Sarah Farndale
T: 020 7798 5350
M: 07985 274421

Health and social care: Personal budgets and the oversight of care markets

This study will examine how the Department of Health and Local Authorities are overseeing the use of choice and competition in social care.

Autumn 2011

Sarah Farndale
T: 020 7798 5350
M: 07985 274421

Health and social care: The provision of services for progressive neurological conditions

This study will examine whether the existing range of health and social care budgets can be used more effectively to treat progressive neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease.

Autumn 2011

Sarah Farndale
T: 020 7798 5350
M: 07985 274421

ICT and systems analysis: The Government’s ICT Strategy

This report is an early evaluation of the feasibility of the Strategy based on an assessment of the risks to its delivery and the extent to which the resources, leadership and processes that need to be in place, are being firmly established.

Autumn 2011

Phil Groves
T: 020 7798 5339
M: 07770 678477

International affairs: DFID: Delivery of Aid directly to beneficiaries

The study will examine how efficiently this is done, including how the aid reaches the intended people with minimal losses or overheads.

Autumn 2011

Sarah Farndale
T: 020 7798 5350
M: 07985 274421

Private finance: Private Finance Initiative Projects: The role of equity investment

The study will focus on the risk management role played by primary equity investors and the returns they make from holding, or reselling, PFI investments.

Early 2012 Phil Groves
T: 020 7798 5339
M: 07770 678477

Public order, justice and rights: Criminal justice system - Streamlined process

The streamlined process is about proportionate police file preparation for straightforward criminal cases.

Autumn 2011

Barry Lester
T: 020 7798 7937
M: 07748 181692

Tax and duties: HMRC's expansion of online filing of tax returns

We will examine whether HMRC's expansion of online filing is being delivered as planned and assess whether expected benefits for the Department and for the customer are being realised.

Autumn 2011

Phil Groves
T: 020 7798 5339
M: 07770 678477

Transport and infrastructure: Structured cost reduction in the Department for Transport

Our study will examine the Department’s approach to identifying the budget reductions. We will assess whether the Department followed a reasonable process that would protect value for money as far as possible.

Late 2011

Phil Groves
T: 020 7798 5339
M: 07770 678477