ICAI follow-up review of 2022-23 reports

ICAI’s follow-up review looks at how well government departments have responded to the recommendations made in our 2022-23 reviews, plus outstanding issues from previous reviews.

  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 16 May 2024
  3. Type: Follow-up review
  4. Lead commissioner: Tamsyn Barton

Read the follow-up review of 2022-23 reports

Read the follow-up report on UK aid to India

Read the follow-up report on UK aid to refugees in the UK


Our follow-up review of all 2022-23 reports found that the government was addressing 57% of ICAI’s recommendations adequately. However, the picture was mixed between different reviews and government departments.

As well as the main annual report we have published two follow-up reports separately, on UK aid to refugees in the UK and UK aid to India.

The follow-up of our review on refugee costs found the government’s response to ICAI’s recommendations to be inadequate. Spending by the Home Office hosting asylum seekers and refugees has continued to rise, driven by hotel costs, despite concerns about the value for money and effectiveness of this approach.

The follow-up of our report on aid to India found the government has made positive steps towards improving its focus on poverty reduction, but there are concerns over some investments from the UK’s development finance institution, including in a cosmetics firm and social media sites.


Refugees follow-up publication

10 April 2024

India follow-up publication

18 April 2024

Full report publication

16 May 2023