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The Transition Fund – interim findings

Following the applications to the Transition Fund the Cabinet Office received a private report from ACEVO which set out preliminary findings of spending reductions based on applicants’ assumptions of reduction in statutory income. Click here... (Continue reading)

Nuclear and radioactive waste policy

On 2 March 2012 the Government published a report by Professor Gordon MacKerron of SPRU (Science and Technology Policy Research), University of Sussex, into the history of managing nuclear wastes and decommissioning. Click here... (Continue reading)

Improving the efficiency of central government office property

Departments have made good progress in improving the efficiency of their office estate. However, in order to achieve the best value for money, departments should stop managing their estates in isolation from one another. Click here... (Continue reading)

Better connected 2012

The purpose of Better connected is to identify good practice in the development of local authority websites based on extensive evidence-based research. This is our 14th annual survey of all 433 local authority websites.. A team of reviewers carried out... (Continue reading)

Improving the efficiency of central government office property

A report by the NAO. Departments have made good progress in improving the efficiency of their office estate. However, in order to achieve the best value for money, departments should stop managing their estates in isolation from one another. To... (Continue reading)

Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: cost reduction

Plans by CMEC to reduce its spending are based on uncertain estimates. There is a risk that additional cuts might be needed late on in the Spending Review which could have an adverse effect on services. Click here... (Continue reading)

Small firms and access to finance

Banks and small business loans are never far from the news. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has been actively representing its membership to make sure viable small businesses can get access to the credit they need to invest, grow... (Continue reading)

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Strengthening the role of Chief Scientific Advisers

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has published its report on the role and functions of departmental Chief Scientific Advisers (CSAs). The report sets out a range of recommendations to ensure that Government policy decisions are supported by... (Continue reading)

HMRC The compliance and enforcement programme

Report by the NAO – A major HMRC programme to improve the way it tackles evasion delivered £4.32 billion of additional tax yield, reduced staff numbers and improved compliance work. However the Department is not yet exploiting the full potential... (Continue reading)

Delivering Dignity

A report by NHS Confederation, Age UK and the Local Government Association (LGA). The draft report sets out ten key recommendations for hospitals and ten key recommendations for care homes to help them tackle the underlying causes of undignified care,... (Continue reading)

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