Annual Reports

HMT: The Government has published the first annual report of the 3-year Infrastructure Cost Review programme launched in March 2011 and led by Infrastructure UK.  The Cost Review set out plans to reduce the cost of delivering infrastructure in the UK by £2bn to £3bn a year by 2015.
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CIPD: Britain’s employers rely on outdated methods & techniques to provide training to their staff, according to a new survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development launched at HRD, the Institute’s annual learning & talent development conference.
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HPA: New figures from the Health Protection Agency on World Malaria Day showed that despite a 5% decrease in malaria infections reported in 2011 compared to 2010, cases among travellers returning from the Indian-subcontinent increased by 22%. 
 
The increase in cases from the Indian-subcontinent in 2011 is largely due to a doubling of cases of Plasmodium vivax malaria acquired in Pakistan. The group who continue to be at highest risk of contracting malaria are those visiting friends & relatives.
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CC:  The Competition Commission (CC) has published its Business Plan for 2012/13, which sets out its aims & objectives over the next 12 months and addresses the specific challenges it faces in meeting them.
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NAO: The Home Office has made good progress in improving its financial management since 2009 when the National Audit Office last evaluated its financial capability.  The Department is delivering value for money in terms of exercising financial control over its core business activities.
 
However, the report also concludes that, while financial control is good, the Home Office could do more to integrate its financial & operational planning and thereby understand better the link between resources & performance

In addition, many of the strengths which the Department demonstrates in its core business are much less apparent in its ‘change programmes’ which it must manage more effectively.
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