NAO questions government’s savings claim
Audit watchdog calls for greater transparency
In response to the savings claim, a new report by the NAO found the
government’s calculations were unclear and called for more transparency in how
they are accounted.
It said barely a quarter (£3.5bn) of the savings claimed by the government
could be verified, while £3.1bn of the claimed savings couldn’t be trusted at
all, while £6.7bn were tainted with ‘measurement issues and uncertainties’.