NAO - The National Audit Office
The National Audit Office (NAO) scrutinises public spending for Parliament. Our public audit perspective helps Parliament hold government to account and improve public services.
We audit the financial statements of all central government departments, agencies and other public bodies, and report the results to Parliament. Our other work comprises value for money studies, local audit, investigations, support to Parliament and international activities.
Our recommendations and reports help government improve public services, and our work led to audited savings of £1.21 billion in 2015. This is the highest level of financial savings to date for the taxpayer, and is equivalent to £19 saved for every pound spent.