BEIS’s 2016-17 GIAA ‘Limited’ rating

Eleanor Shaikh made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Dear Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,

In its 2017-18 Annual Report, BEIS acknowledges the ‘Limited’ GIAA rating it received the previous year with regard to its framework of governance, risk management and control.

[A ‘Limited’ assurance rating is defined as having ‘significant weaknesses in the framework of governance, risk management and control such that it could be or could become inadequate and ineffective’.]

(see below, p66, para 9 and ref 17 at bottom of page)
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...

In the 2017-18 Annual Report BEIS goes on to identify remedial action for improvements include a focus on increasing consistency of risk management and on partner organisation relations. These include the introduction of systems to ‘improve the line of sight into partner organisations’ and a ‘new methodology to engage and work with partner organisations’ (As above, p72, para 2 & 8).

i) Please can you release information which indicates whether BEIS’s relationship with Post Office Limited or UKGI was identified in the 2016-17, or subsequent, GIAA audits as needing improvement?

ii) Please can you release documentation which details systems which were implemented to improve the ‘line of sight’ into Post Office Limited or UKGI in response to GIAA recommendations?

Yours faithfully,

Eleanor Shaikh

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

BEIS ref: FOI2020/28533

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