Sir Amyas Morse
Comptroller and Auditor General
National Audit Office
Sir Amyas Morse has been Comptroller and Auditor General since June 2009. His role is to support Parliament by holding government to account and he is supported in this by around 750 auditors at the National Audit Office. Each year, Sir Amyas personally certifies around 370 accounts including those of all government departments, representing £1.6 trillion in expenditure and £1.7 trillion in assets. He also publishes around 65 major ‘value-for-money’ audits each year, covering both central government and local issues, concentrating on major issues of public concern. Sir Amyas is a witness at every Public Accounts Committee evidence session and attends around 50 each year.
Previously, Sir Amyas was a global managing partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining the Ministry of Defence in 2006 as Commercial Director. Sir Amyas recently completed a six year term of office on the UN board of auditors and he was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2014.
11:05 am - 11:25 am
What is value for money for the taxpayer?
Theatre: The State of the Public Sector
The National Audit Office publishes more than sixty reports a year ensuring value for money is delivered by public spending. This session will look at the right outcomes at the right cost, and ways local and central government can collaborate to deliver value for money and finance a more efficient and sustainable public sector.
- Understanding the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of public spending
- Key NAO reports through the year and what this tells us about value for money in the public sector
- Delivering value for money within the context of meeting the standards of public life
- Delivering the right outcomes at the right cost – successful commissioning