MoD accounts qualified after £268m payroll error
Errors found by the NAO in the MoD payroll system are estimated at up to £268m
The National Audit Office has found errors in the payroll system for the
Ministry of Defence. Checks of the Joint Personnel Administration system found
that just over 14% of transactions on specialist pay, expenses and allowances
led to a likely error estimated at up to £268m.
The findings, among others, lay behind an NAO decision to qualify the MoD’s
accounts this week. HM Revenue & Customs, the Treasury, the Department for
Work and Pensions, and the Equality Commission also saw their accounts
Treasury accounts could not be signed because the department spent £24bn more
than it told Parliament it would due to losses arising from the Asset Protection
HMRC accounts were qualified largely as a result of errors and fraud in the
tax credit system, amounting to between £1.58bn and £1.84bn.