In accordance with the Treasury Guide to Fees & Charges, a non-cash cost at the appropriate rate is included for Interest on Capital. Amounts are also included in respect of central Home Office costs for Payroll, Accounts Branch, Audit & Assurance Unit and in respect of National Audit Office audit fees.
Following the appointment of Vince Gaskell, on 1st September 2003 the CRB split from the Passport and Records Agency and became an Executive Agency of the Home Office in its own right. This includes a £6,000K contribution from other government departments with a policy interest in the CRB. The CRB shared the same Chief Executive during this reporting period and apportioned the cost of headquarters staff and seconded staff working on CRB matters as appropriate. CRB incurred costs during the year of £8,600K (2001/02: £8,000K ) to Police Authorities in respect of running and set up costs.
This led to the suspension of invoicing in order to develop a replacement invoicing system before further invoices were issued. By November 2002, FIFTY FOUR ReReport of por the Comptroller t of and the C Auditor General 54Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General 55Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General a revised system of generating invoices had been developed and was used to issue invoices for all applications made between May and September 2002.
In addition, the Bureau failed to ensure that there were adequate controls over debt management to allow payments received from organisations to be matched to individual Disclosure applications. The Bureau has plans to regularise its payments and strengthen its financial systems during next financial year. In March 2001, the Agency was renamed the Passport and Records Agency (PRA) to encompass the two distinct operating arms within the Agency, the United Kingdom Passport Service (UKPS) and the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). Both operations produce separate reports and accounts, which are currently consolidated into the Agency accounts. find out more : Melbourne Property ValuersRead More