NAO meeting savings targets

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Presenting the report, comptroller and auditor general Sir John Bourn said the NAO had met its challenge of producing ten more major reports for parliament than last year.

It produced 60 reports this year in response to parliament’s wish to increase scrutiny in line with increased public spending. The NAO saved the taxpayer £482m over the last year, according to the report.

Sir John said: ‘We have continued to provide accountability and stimulate beneficial change across government, focusing on wherever public services are delivered. Against the backdrop of an increasing appetite for our work, we have responded well to new challenges, and we will continue to work hard to make our contribution to improved public services and financial management.’

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