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Magazine article Public Finance

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CYBER COUNTRY

The National Audit Office is examining the Department for Culture, Media and Sport's £530m programme to subsidise investment in rural broadband. Ministers want the UK to have the best superfast broadband network in Europe by 2015, with 90% of commercial and residential premises in each area having access to superfast internet speeds and all having broadband speeds of at least 2 megabits per second. Auditors are considering the design of the programme and whether the rural targets are likely to be met.

ACADEMIC STUDY

Auditors are preparinga report on the financial health of Scotland's colleges. A follow-up to a report published in October 2012, it will assess the overall financial position of the colleges in 2011/12 and how much learning activity they provided. The report will also assess the planned move towards working in regonal clusters.

SURGICAL CASE

In August, Monitor is expected to issue a progress report on its first Investition into a possible breach of NHS purchasing rules. …

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