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Strategic financial management in councils
Delivering services with a reduced income
8 September 2010
In our latest report, we reveal how organisations that manage their finances strategically are more adaptable and resilient when money is tight, and how other councils can learn from them.
8 September 2010
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government is looking to appoint new Commissioners to the Audit Commission’s Board.
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Improving data quality in the NHS
Annual report on the PbR assurance programme 2010
26 August 2010
Since 2007 we have looked at over £200 million of payments as part of the Payment by Results data assurance programme. Our report, ‘Improving data quality in the NHS’ summarises the programme results.
16 August 2010
Our Chairman, Michael O'Higgins, has sent a letter to Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in response to his letter to the Audit Commission on 13 August.
13 August 2010
Michael O'Higgins, the Commission's Chairman, said: 'The Audit Commission was set up by a Conservative Secretary of State in 1983, and I believe we have more than fulfilled Michael Heseltine's ...
12 August 2010
We are committed to publishing more detail about the payments we make to suppliers. In support of this, we have published details of our spend with suppliers for the year April 2009 to March 2010.
2 August 2010
We have produced and submitted two reports to the Department of Health reviewing reference costs: the average cost to the NHS of providing a defined service in a given financial year.
29 July 2010
Our first annual report of auditors' certification work in 2008/09, which is available to download from this page, covers claims and returns in England totalling £45.6 billion
29 July 2010
In our latest information paper, we examine the long-term affordability of the Local Government Pension Scheme, and look at steps that could be taken to put it on a better financial footing.
20 July 2010
Together with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and the Wales Audit Office, we have found that police in England and Wales could save up to £1 billion without reducing police availability.