Auditor general Sir Jon Bourn has qualified the accounts of the National Insurance Fund, which administers £61bn of government revenue.
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.
UK senior partner Phil Verity has been elected for a second term at Mazars
An audit partner has been appointed at Grant Thornton in its North West offices
KPMG has been appointed with “immediate” effect as the auditor of Dorcaster
The audit for Ibstock will be taken over by Deloitte following a competitive tender process