Whitehall farce extends its run.

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Government departments continued to face serious problems implementing resource accounting and budgeting last year, according to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO). Only 15 per cent of the 52 departmental resource accounts were submitted by the 30 September 2001 cut-off and 36 per cent missed the final audit deadline of 30 November. Five departments did not present accounts for audit in time for laying before the House of Commons in January 2002 and therefore required special dispensations. The NAO qualified its opinion of...

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