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Channel 4 News
FactCheck Q&A: How does HS2 compare to other bullet trains?contingency funds to cover any unexpected costs. But the project is facing cost
Channel 4 News / Posted 2 days ago
contingency funds to cover any unexpected costs. But the project is facing cost and time pressures. In fact, last year the National Audit Office said there was only a 60 per cent chance that the first phase of the HS2 would be completed on... Read more
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Daily Mirror
The number of ex-ministers taking jobs in the private sector has soaredor lobbying government for two years after they leave office. But it does not
Daily Mirror / Posted 3 days ago
or lobbying government for two years after they leave office. But it does not normally block jobs altogether, and a National Audit Office report this week found no Whitehall department had an "assurance" that ex-staff were following the... Read more
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The Register
NHS trusts splashed £260m on PCs in last four yearsNHS Trusts have disposed of 237,422 laptops and computers. Earlier this month,
The Register / Posted 3 days ago
NHS Trusts have disposed of 237,422 laptops and computers. Earlier this month, UK Parliamentary spending watchdogs at the National Audit Office, launched an inquiry into the impact of the recent WannaCry/pt ransomware attack on the NHS. Lack of... Read more
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express
Pointless waste of foreign aid cash cannot continue, says STEPHEN POLLARDaid wasted and yet still we have a deficit - EXPRESS COMMENT A report publishe
express / Posted 4 days ago
aid wasted and yet still we have a deficit - EXPRESS COMMENT A report published on Monday by spending watchdog the National Audit Office found that government departments are “struggling” to spend their allocations of aid. Last year we... Read more
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express
Farage CONDEMNS foreign aid funding Argentina's fighter jets as Falklands claim continueschannelled through Whitehall, but no department is in charge of measuring how w
express / Posted 4 days ago
channelled through Whitehall, but no department is in charge of measuring how well the money is used, according to the National Audit Office. The LBC presenter was not happy that taxpayers’ money was being sent to certain regimes across the... Read more
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Ipswich Star
Terminally ill Suffolk cancer patients forced through stressful tribunals to claim disability benefitswould be a more “sustainable” cutting £1 billion from the welfare bill. Howeve
Ipswich Star / Posted 4 days ago
would be a more “sustainable” cutting £1 billion from the welfare bill. However costs have spiralled, according to the National Audit Office, and the process has been fraught with problems, with some claimants waiting more than a year to... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Rules confusion over civil servants using government information in new jobshas found that Government departments do not know whether conditions placed on
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 5 days ago
has found that Government departments do not know whether conditions placed on ex-employees are being complied with. The National Audit Office (NAO) probe also said that it was not clear that all mandarins who should have gone through the... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Whitehall departments are failing to ensure ex-civil servants stick to lobby bans, National Audit Office saysor knowledge to their new employer, but the report said the system is not being
Daily Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
or knowledge to their new employer, but the report said the system is not being applied consistently across Whitehall The National Audit Office examined 170 instances of civil servants moving to the private sector by departments in the two years... Read more
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The News and Star
Rules confusion over civil servants using government information in new jobshas found that Government departments do not know whether conditions placed on
The News and Star / Posted 5 days ago
has found that Government departments do not know whether conditions placed on ex-employees are being complied with. The National Audit Office (NAO) probe also said that it was not clear that all mandarins who should have gone through the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Watchdogs blast 'revolving door' of civil servants walking into lucrative jobswhich sees Whitehall civil servants walk into lucrative jobs when they quit the
Daily Mirror / Posted 5 days ago
which sees Whitehall civil servants walk into lucrative jobs when they quit the public sector. In a damning judgement, the National Audit Office raises fears that ministries fail to enforce strict business appointment rules over ex-employees’ new... Read more
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chroniclelive
We can't end austerity because we've never had it - the truth is worseservices such as policing have suffered huge cuts. If funding for many service
chroniclelive / Posted 5 days ago
services such as policing have suffered huge cuts. If funding for many services has risen then what’s the problem? The National Audit Office, the official independent spending watchdog, published a report in November 2016 which confirmed NHS... Read more
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The Register
One-quarter of UK.gov IT projects at high risk of failurerisk IT projects. It said the electronic tagging programme, which was recently
The Register / Posted 5 days ago
risk IT projects. It said the electronic tagging programme, which was recently slammed for running five years late by the National Audit Office, has "undergone a major review” and is therefore not comparable to the original planned business case... Read more
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express
Foreign aid wasted and yet still we have a deficitto hit targets’ as overseas spending soars Foreign aid committee chairman admi
express / Posted 5 days ago
to hit targets’ as overseas spending soars Foreign aid committee chairman admits taxpayers' money being splurged As the National Audit Office has now revealed they ended up doing the same as DfID: throwing money around like confetti to meet... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Top stories from Britain and around the worldmore widely through Whitehall but no department is in charge of monitoring how
Manchester Evening News / Posted 5 days ago
more widely through Whitehall but no department is in charge of monitoring how well the money is being used overall, the National Audit Office (NAO) warned. Some departments are struggling to spend their official development assistance (ODA)... Read more
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express
Foreign aid committee chairman admits taxpayers' money being splurged due to 0.7% targetthe Government was “not doing it right” as budget decisions were being rushed a
express / Posted 5 days ago
the Government was “not doing it right” as budget decisions were being rushed ahead of deadline. His comments come as a National Audit Office report reveals it has become impossible to measure if more than £12 billion spent on overseas aid has... Read more
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chroniclelive
Top stories from Britain and around the worldmore widely through Whitehall but no department is in charge of monitoring how
chroniclelive / Posted 5 days ago
more widely through Whitehall but no department is in charge of monitoring how well the money is being used overall, the National Audit Office (NAO) warned. Some departments are struggling to spend their official development assistance (ODA)... Read more
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chroniclelive
Is a £2.6bn cash boost enough to ease fears over school funding?school budgets, which they said were not set to rise in line with rapidly incre
chroniclelive / Posted 5 days ago
school budgets, which they said were not set to rise in line with rapidly increasing costs. In December last year, the National Audit Office predicted schools would need to save £3bn a year by 2020 if more money wasn’t set aside for them. In... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Watchdog warns of 'gaps' in how Britain's £13billion foreign aid budget is spentaid strategy or for assessing the overall effectiveness and coherence of ODA (o
Daily Mirror / Posted 5 days ago
aid strategy or for assessing the overall effectiveness and coherence of ODA (overseas development aid)”, according to the National Audit Office. But it praises the Ministry for spreading spending fairly over 12 months following claims it pumped... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
Top stories from Britain and around the worldmore widely through Whitehall but no department is in charge of monitoring how
Reading Evening Post / Posted 5 days ago
more widely through Whitehall but no department is in charge of monitoring how well the money is being used overall, the National Audit Office (NAO) warned. Some departments are struggling to spend their official development assistance (ODA)... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Top stories from Britain and around the world - May to lay down the law after Philip Hammond targeted in series of leaksmore widely through Whitehall but no department is in charge of monitoring how
Liverpool Echo / Posted 5 days ago
more widely through Whitehall but no department is in charge of monitoring how well the money is being used overall, the National Audit Office (NAO) warned. Some departments are struggling to spend their official development assistance (ODA)... Read more
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walesonline
Top stories from Britain and around the worldmore widely through Whitehall but no department is in charge of monitoring how
walesonline / Posted 5 days ago
more widely through Whitehall but no department is in charge of monitoring how well the money is being used overall, the National Audit Office (NAO) warned. Some departments are struggling to spend their official development assistance (ODA)... Read more
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express
Foreign Aid BOMBSHELL: Government ‘SCRAMBLING to hit targets’ as overseas spending soarsGovernment had also failed to establish a clear way to check the overall effect
express / Posted 6 days ago
Government had also failed to establish a clear way to check the overall effectiveness of aid spending, warned the National Audit Office. Three of its four goals for aid could not be measured against firm targets, which "limits the... Read more
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The Irish Times
Chris Johns: UK still in denial over what is required for Brexitof one of those four freedoms, the movement of people: here, he suggests, there
The Irish Times / Posted 6 days ago
of one of those four freedoms, the movement of people: here, he suggests, there is room for manoeuvre. Horror show The UK National Audit Office last week warned that the government’s approach was so chaotic that the Brexit process “could fall... Read more
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chroniclelive
North East ambulance staff had highest number of sick daysabsence rates are reflective of the physical and mental demands placed on our h
chroniclelive / Posted 6 days ago
absence rates are reflective of the physical and mental demands placed on our hard-working staff on a daily basis. “A National Audit Office report last financial year showed that the North East Ambulance Service had the lowest income per head... Read more
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express
Government hands out £1.6 BILLION in tax credits - BY ACCIDENTdue to an astonishing rise in benefit fraud and errors by the tax office. HMRC
express / Posted 8 days ago
due to an astonishing rise in benefit fraud and errors by the tax office. HMRC has paid out over a billion in error The National Audit Office watchdog has warned the problem is set to get worse as hundreds of thousands of people are moved from... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Electronic tagging scheme for criminals 'a complete mess'GPS tag system for criminals to stop reoffending and save police forces cash.
Oxford Mail / Posted 8 days ago
GPS tag system for criminals to stop reoffending and save police forces cash. His comments came after an assessment by the National Audit Office painted a chaotic picture of the MoJ’s handling of the electronic monitoring project, which running at... Read more
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Oxford Mail
'A complete mess': police commissioner blasts GPS tagging scheme for criminalsGPS tag system for criminals to stop reoffending and save police forces cash.
Oxford Mail / Posted 8 days ago
GPS tag system for criminals to stop reoffending and save police forces cash. His comments came after an assessment by the National Audit Office painted a chaotic picture of the MoJ’s handling of the electronic monitoring project, which running at... Read more
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chroniclelive
Row about a North East mayor deal damaged relations between local councilsGateshead, Sunderland, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Count
chroniclelive / Posted 8 days ago
Gateshead, Sunderland, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and County Durham councils. Spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO) warned: “Local authority members of the North East Combined Authority reported that relations... Read more
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The Hindu
How Brexit has begun to unravelsomething they have not necessarily acknowledged. In an extraordinary intervent
The Hindu / Posted 9 days ago
something they have not necessarily acknowledged. In an extraordinary intervention this week, Amyas Morse, the head of the National Audit Office, told the media ahead of the publication of a report that the government’s approach to Brexit was in... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Work-for-the-dole CDP recipients slapped with more than 300,000 finesby launching the First Nations Workers' Alliance for Indigenous CDP participant
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
by launching the First Nations Workers' Alliance for Indigenous CDP participants. A Senate inquiry and the independent federal government watchdog, the Australian National Audit Office, are currently investigating the program. Contact Dan C... Read more
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The News and Star
Audit Office warns of increase in errors and fraud in tax credits systemwith more than £1 billion of over-payments and millions in under-payments, the
The News and Star / Posted 9 days ago
with more than £1 billion of over-payments and millions in under-payments, the public spending watchdog has found. The National Audit Office (NAO) said the rate of error and fraud is expected to grow from the £1.57 billion in over-payments and... Read more
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chroniclelive
David Davis denies Brexit is masking government power amid Repeal Bill rowdespite landing the taxpayer with losses of nearly £2 billion, according to the
chroniclelive / Posted 9 days ago
despite landing the taxpayer with losses of nearly £2 billion, according to the public spending watchdog. A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) into the controversial sale of a 5.4% stake nearly two years ago revealed overall losses on the... Read more
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Daily Record
HMRC press ahead with plans to shut offices risking 1200 jobsEdinburgh by 2020. The planned closures have been met with condemnation by cro
Daily Record / Posted 9 days ago
Edinburgh by 2020. The planned closures have been met with condemnation by cross party forces, the PCS Union and the National Audit Office who called the move “unrealistic”. A socio-economic impact study carried out by PCS Union and West... Read more
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Scotsman
Joyce McMillan: need for unity among those against Brexitand aviation sectors, many citizens’ and human rights organisations, the curren
Scotsman / Posted 9 days ago
and aviation sectors, many citizens’ and human rights organisations, the current boss of Sainsbury’s, the head of the National Audit Office, and former Scottish Conservative MEP Struan Stevenson – have issued their own statements pointing out... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Government sell off of Royal Bank of Scotland shares at near £2bn loss ‘value for money’, says watchdogmoney” despite landing the taxpayer with losses of nearly £2bn, according to th
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 9 days ago
money” despite landing the taxpayer with losses of nearly £2bn, according to the public spending watchdog. A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) into the controversial sale of a 5.4% stake nearly two years ago revealed overall losses on the... Read more
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International Business Times
Loss on Government's RBS stake sale almost doubles to £1.9bn a much bigger than expected loss after the Government's decision to sell shares
International Business Times / Posted 9 days ago
a much bigger than expected loss after the Government's decision to sell shares in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), the National Audit Office (NAO) revealed. In August 2015, UK Financial Investments Limited (UKFI), which manages the... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
David Davis denies Brexit is masking government power amid Repeal Bill rowdespite landing the taxpayer with losses of nearly £2 billion, according to the
Reading Evening Post / Posted 9 days ago
despite landing the taxpayer with losses of nearly £2 billion, according to the public spending watchdog. A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) into the controversial sale of a 5.4% stake nearly two years ago revealed overall losses on the... Read more
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walesonline
David Davis denies Brexit is masking government power amid Repeal Bill rowdespite landing the taxpayer with losses of nearly £2 billion, according to the
walesonline / Posted 9 days ago
despite landing the taxpayer with losses of nearly £2 billion, according to the public spending watchdog. A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) into the controversial sale of a 5.4% stake nearly two years ago revealed overall losses on the... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
David Davis denies Brexit is masking government power amid Repeal Bill rowdespite landing the taxpayer with losses of nearly £2 billion, according to the
Manchester Evening News / Posted 9 days ago
despite landing the taxpayer with losses of nearly £2 billion, according to the public spending watchdog. A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) into the controversial sale of a 5.4% stake nearly two years ago revealed overall losses on the... Read more
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SKY News
RBS sale 'value for money' despite £1.9bn lossthe controversial sale of the 5.4% stake, it was forecast that it would represe
SKY News / Posted 9 days ago
the controversial sale of the 5.4% stake, it was forecast that it would represent a £1bn loss for taxpayers. However, the National Audit Office (NAO) revealed on Friday that the overall losses on the sale actually reached £1.9bn - significantly... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Top stories from Britain and around the world - David Davis denies Brexit is masking government power amid Repeal Bill rowdespite landing the taxpayer with losses of nearly £2 billion, according to the
Liverpool Echo / Posted 9 days ago
despite landing the taxpayer with losses of nearly £2 billion, according to the public spending watchdog. A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) into the controversial sale of a 5.4% stake nearly two years ago revealed overall losses on the... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Top U.K. watchdogs sound off on Brexit riskspolitical opponents, but the views of its own watchdogs. The extraordinary war
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 10 days ago
political opponents, but the views of its own watchdogs. The extraordinary warnings were issued Thursday by the National Audit Office, which scrutinizes government outlays, and independent fiscal monitors at the Office for Budget... Read more
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Tax-News.com
Brexit Complicates UK Customs System OverhaulHM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), may not be able to ensure its new customs system
Tax-News.com / Posted 10 days ago
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), may not be able to ensure its new customs system is operational before Brexit, the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned. In 2013-14, HMRC started plans to replace its customs system, known as CHIEF,... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Brexit begins as UK publishes bill to repeal EU lawwarned the response could fall apart like a “chocolate orange” -- a sweet that
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 10 days ago
warned the response could fall apart like a “chocolate orange” -- a sweet that breaks into slices -- at the first tap. The National Audit Office chief said if there was failure to prepare for customs, it would be a “horror show” if officials were... Read more
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express
Labour holds Theresa May to ransom over Repeal Bill: ‘change or we won’t vote’more than one front, after the head of the government’s public spending watchdo
express / Posted 10 days ago
more than one front, after the head of the government’s public spending watchdog, Amyas Morse, spoke out in a rare move. National Audit Office (NAO) chief Morse said: “Leaving the EU is a negotiation. “It means the results are uncertain and... Read more
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metro
Government's Brexit plan could 'fall apart like a chocolate orange' at first tapThe government’s Brexit plan is unstable, the boss of the National Audit Office
metro / Posted 10 days ago
The government’s Brexit plan is unstable, the boss of the National Audit Office has said (Picture: REX/Shutterstock) Brexit could ‘fall apart like a chocolate orange’ at the first tap, the head of the National Audit Office has warned. Unusually... Read more
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The Register
Customs union IT system may not be ready before Brexit - NAO£34bn in tax at the border may not be complete before Brexit, the government's
The Register / Posted 10 days ago
£34bn in tax at the border may not be complete before Brexit, the government's spending watchdog has warned today. The National Audit Office said there is a risk that HMRC will not have the full functionality and scope of the Customs... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Brexit plans may collapse in ‘chocolate orange style’the challenges of quitting the EU and warned the response could fall apart like
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 10 days ago
the challenges of quitting the EU and warned the response could fall apart like a "chocolate orange" at the first tap. The National Audit Office head said there was "very little flexibility" in plans for a new customs system and the department in... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
National Audit Office Warns of Brexit Customs IT Train Wreck....Nine Months After Naked CapitalismMay is about to unveil the first installment of her Great Repeal Bill, the pres
Naked Capitalism / Posted 10 days ago
May is about to unveil the first installment of her Great Repeal Bill, the press is reporting on full bore alarms from the National Audit Office about a Brexit disaster in the making: a sure to be failed Customs systems upgrade that will tie UK... Read more
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International Business Times
Brexit overload could paralyse Britain's new customs system decision to leave the EU, and consequently its customs union, could delay the i
International Business Times / Posted 10 days ago
decision to leave the EU, and consequently its customs union, could delay the implementation of the new regime. The National Audit Office (NAO) warned significant work was needed to complete the new CDS system by the scheduled date of... Read more
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