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BBC delays auditors’ examination of ‘efficiency drive’

Patten clashes with auditor general over rights to access all BBC financial records By David Hencke | 20 July 2011 "We hope that a resolution can be found well...

USSR was offered $30bn loans for troops against Iraq

Businessman made offer from two former Japanese PMs over Kuwait crisis By Pavel Stroilov | 14 July 2011 Up to $30 billion in loans were offered...

Russia acts as roadblock to US strategy to rein in Syrian...

Syria in deadlock as Russia props up president Bashar al-Assad to stop ‘Arab spring’ By Fiona O’Cleirigh | 12 July 2012 Russia has a key role in the conflict...

Defra audit reveals £175m ‘fines’ to EU over subsidies

By David Hencke | 25 July 2011 Britain has accepted £175 million in penalty payments to the European Union over failures to account properly for huge sums paid...

Public set to lose right to call for spending investigation

By David Hencke | 7 July 2011 Government plans to reform the auditing of local government will abolish the 150-year-old public right to demand an investigation into suspected...

Nearly 10,000 public bodies set to escape audit

By David Hencke | 7 July 2011 Every public body with annual spending of up to £6.5 million will escape audit under government plans. The government’s own consultation paper...

Councils to be asked to adopt business-style audit

By David Hencke | 7 July 2011 Hundreds of councils and other authorities spending more than £6.5 million a year are to be able to adopt a business...

Auditing shake-up ‘set to cost £120m,’ say MPs

By David Hencke | 7 July 2011 MPs today published a report revealing that the government faces a £120 million bill to abolish the Audit Commission. The House...

Pickles plans no audit for £2bn of public spending

Thousands of public bodies to escape scrutiny of their expenditure By David Hencke | 7 July 2011 "The current arrangements for local audit... are inefficient and unnecessarily centralised" - Grant...

Audit reforms threaten higher costs to councils

By David Hencke | 7 July 2011 Larger authorities face increased costs because of the reforms to the auditing of local government proposed by Eric Pickles, communities secretary. Hundreds...

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