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Magazine article Public Finance

Coming Up

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MEDIA MOVE

The National Audit Office is to examine the BBC's relocation to Salford. Several of the broadcaster's operations, including sport, children's programming and Radio 5 Live, moved to Salford 's MediaCityUK complex. The aim was to increase approval of the BBC in the north of England, improve value for money and bring some economic benefits to the region. The NAO will evaluate how well the move was managed and if the expected benefits are being provided.

TAMIFLU CHECK

The National Audit Office is looking at the way medicines are approved and licensed and the NHS's decision to stockpile the Tamiflu drug, which is used to treat swine flu and avian flu. The study will attempt to determine whether medicine regulators have access to all the clinical trial evidence when licensing and appraising new drugs for use in the NHS. MPs have raised concerns that clinical trial data showing Tamiflu to be ineffective have been sat on by the manufacturer. …

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