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National Insurance Fund accounts qualified

Auditor general qualifies the accounts of National Insurance Fund.

Auditor general Sir Jon Bourn has qualified the accounts of the National Insurance Fund, which administers £61bn of government revenue.

Link: NAO praises improvements in government

According to The Daily Telegraph Bourn said he was ‘unable to determine whether proper accounting records had been maintained’ in 2003/2004.

The Department of Work and Pensions was blamed for the problem. Bourn said the department was ‘unable to provide all the evidence considered necessary’ to complete an audit of £6.7bn that was spent on ‘incapacity benefit’.

Bourn was able to approve the rest of the accounts.

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