According to reports, a new value-for-money inspection system is expected to be announced in the Budget next week as part of a package to reassure the public that higher spending on the NHS will deliver results.
But the move could lead to a battle within Whitehall as the Audit Commission, responsible for current value-for-money studies in the health service, could be replaced by a new ‘super regulator’.
The commission is understood to be planning an expansion of its own work within the NHS but could lose out to the Commission for Health Improvement.
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The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
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