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Consultation on three-year forward programme of work

The Auditor General is consulting on a three-year programme of national studies, to run from 2019-20. For the first time, the consultation covers all aspects of the Auditor General’s national programme across central and local government, in the health service and on cross-cutting issues. 

The Auditor General has written out to all audited bodes and some key stakeholders asking for their views. The possible topics cover the big issues facing public services, such as austerity, Brexit and demographic change as well as more detailed issues of governance, management and delivery of services, programmes and projects.

The Auditor General’s letter and the full list of potential study topics can be accessed below. 

The consultation will run until 11 January 2019.  If you have any comments on the topics, you can share them with us by emailing

If you have evidence or suspicion of wrongdoing or misuse of public funds, then please look at our whistleblowing page, which sets out details of how to get in touch with us to raise concerns.