Magazine article Public Finance

Coming Up

Magazine article Public Finance

Coming Up

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STIMULUS CHECK

Help to Buy, the coalition's flagship effort to stimulate the housing market is to come under the scrutiny of the National Audit Office. The watchdog is to examine the performance of the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Homes and Communities Agency in designingand implementing the equity loan scheme. Early progress against the scheme's objectives of improving affordability and stimulating new housing supply will also be assessed. The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme will not be examined in this study.

VALUE TEST

Personal Independence Payments replaced Disability LivingAllowance as the means to help people live with an impairment or health condition last April. A National Audit Office study will look at whether PIP provides value for money from a claimant operational and programme management perspective. The study, slated for publication in the spring, will consider the contractual and management information foundations for PIP, how well the programme was implemented and how its wider impacts are understood and monitored. …

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