Magazine article Public Finance

Coming Up

Magazine article Public Finance

Coming Up

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SERVICES EXAM

The National Audit Office is conducting a study of the progress made by the Home Office and Ministry of Justice in outsourcing key services such as asylum-seeker accommodation and electronic tagging. The study, which parallels other NAO work across Whitehall, comes in the wake of some high-profile contract failures - most famously paying suppliers for tagging nonexistent offenders and those who had served their sentence. Auditors will examine whether contracts are managed strongly.

VALUE EVALUATION

HM Revenue & Customs' Aspire' IT contract with Cap Gemini and its other subcontracted suppliers - now in its fourth year, with another three to go - is also under review. The NAO is scrutinising the performance achieved to date and the likelihood of future value for money as HMRC implements a new IT support model in line with its policy of shorter-duration, lower-value IT contracts.

RATE REVIEW

In October, the first batch of NHS mental health providers will be rated under the Care Quality Commission's new approach. …

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