In addition to traditional investigations of misused public monies, EU anti-fraud activity last year had to tackle COVID-19 related fraud, from counterfeit personal protective equipment to raising awareness of the risk of fake vaccines.
This week’s chart looks at how much progress there has been in vaccinating an estimated global population of 7.8bn people, and how much is left to be done.
ICAEW’s Women in EU Finance Network recently hosted an online panel debate looking at how incorporating a gender perspective into fiscal planning and budgetary processes can help with the assessment and targeting of the effects of policy actions and public spending on different genders.
This week’s chart tracks railway usage, illustrating how passenger journeys in Great Britain dropped by 77.7% from 1,739m trips in 2019-20 to 388m in the year to 31 March 2021.
Recent reports into the Windrush Compensation Scheme and COVID-19 business support grants highlight how government can improve its administration of grants to individuals and businesses.
National Audit Office says the UK government acted at unprecedented speed to respond to the virus, but needs to build resilience and management capabilities if it is to cope better with future emergencies.
Parliament has increased the National Audit Office (NAO) resource budget by 5.6% to £80.52m for 2021-22 but this is relatively small compared to the increased audit risk and £372bn costs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Will there be a rush to spend the £7,000 in household net cash savings built up over the course of the pandemic?
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In relation to attaining net zero, understand how evidence-based policy is made, what’s the academic theory behind it, how you report it and how you assure it.
Huge economic shock combined with unprecedented fiscal interventions results in a provisional deficit of £303bn. Whilst not as large as originally feared, the legacy of higher debt and greater exposure to interest rate risk will be with us for years to come.
Understand how the work of the National Infrastructure Commission might practically impact on infrastructure and investment decisions.
Local authorities across the UK are facing a grave threat to their finances.
More than eight out of 10 English councils providing adult social care services are at technical risk of bankruptcy.
Policymakers should ensure the burden of rebuilding is shared equally and not unfairly borne by the young, writes Mark Rowland.
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