National Audit Office (United Kingdom)

The National Audit Office (NAO) is an independent Parliamentary body in the United Kingdom which is responsible for auditing central government departments, government agencies and non-departmental public bodies. The NAO also carries out value for money (VFM) audits into the administration of public policy.

National Audit Office

The National Audit Office's Head Office in Buckingham Palace Road, London, built originally as the Imperial Airways Empire Terminal
Independent Parliamentary body overview
Formed1983
Preceding independent Parliamentary body
  • Exchequer and Audit Department[1]
JurisdictionGovernment of the United Kingdom
MottoHelping the nation spend wisely
Employees796
Annual budget£64.5m net budget 16–17
Independent Parliamentary body executive
  • Gareth Davies
Parent departmentPublic Accounts Commission
Websitenao.org.uk