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Home Office chief points out that enforcement rate for confiscation orders is increasing, even as overall debt pile grows, while Derbyshire police chief Mick Creedon points the finger at legacy of “inflated” targets
The Public Accounts Committee wants the most senior civil servants to play a greater role in approving major projects, and to publish their assessments of whether policies offer value for money
PAC urges stronger cross-government effort to clamp down on fines incurred for errors in the way government spends EU funds
Cabinet Office minister says distributed ledgers could offer a "better way" of monitoring the distribution of government cash
Former chief of defence materiel, who left the civil service at the end of 2015, to carry out progress review for the MoD on equipment buying
Open data organisation co-founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee says proposed model for the privately-owned Land Registry "appears very similar to historic examples of long-term outsourcing deals and risks repeating the same mistakes"
Online payments firm Stripe – which handles payments for Kickstarter – among those chosen in revamped approach to government merchant services
Mismatch between school year used by academies and DfE's own accounting period means parliament cannot properly hold the department to account, says the NAO
New report calls on government to give better detail on city region power structures and spending
MPs demand tax agency improves “woefully inadequate” prosecutions record and says it should publish more straightforward details on the effectiveness of its work. But HMRC says it has been "relentless and strategic" in pursuing those who fail to pay their "fair share"
National Audit Office (NAO) report finds that each loan given out under the Department of Energy and Climate Change's Green Deal cost government £17,000, and flags poor use of evidence and testing when the scheme was designed
PACAC chair Bernard Jenkin makes the case for greater parliamentary role in choosing appointments watchdogs, as Sir Gerry Grimstone rejects claims that his review gives ministers too much power over top jobs
Troup faces media scrutiny over role at Simmons & Simmons – as HMRC points out his role "has never involved responsibility for operational activities or direct dealings with companies on their tax affairs"
HMRC asks for access to the Panama Papers offshore leaks and vows to "relentlessly pursue" wrongdoing – but tax expert Richard Murphy says department "just hasn’t got the resources"
Department must to more to challenge contractors, say MPs, as too many health and disability assessments do not meet acceptable standards despite an increase in the cost per assessment
Consultation outlines proposals to let government share data to improve services, reduce fraud, and create timely research and statistics
National Audit Office report says Cabinet Office's Fraud, Error and Debt team is "growing into a centre of expertise" – but warns departmental data is "often variable and not sufficient" to keep tabs on the true scale of public sector fraud
Contract renewed for two years as investigations into Libor scandals continue
Public Accounts Committee calls for greater focus on preventing over- and underpayments
Department for Work and Pensions accounts qualified again as NAO says fraud and error in the benefits system "remains unacceptably high"
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) launched the Global Fraud Risk Register, its new global initiative for tackling fraud across the public sector.
At least 2% of the government’s benefits expenditure has been taken up by fraud and error since 2005, according to new figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
The government will save an additional £2.3bn by reducing fraud, error and debt, chancellor George Osborne announced in his Autumn Statement last week.
The efforts of Companies House (CH) to tackle fraud should be based on “strengthening the current model rather than radically changing company law”, its chief executive has told CSW, to ensure that anti-fraud work doesn’t weaken transparency in business information or create additional burdens on business.