Labour vows to let National Audit Office scrutinise state spending

Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds ‘guarantees’ value for money spending to rebuild voter trust

Anneliese Dodds will pledge on Wednesday that a future Labour government would give a cast-iron guarantee of value for money to voters by insisting on outside scrutiny of the effectiveness of its spending.

The shadow chancellor will use the prestigious Mais lecture to commit a future Keir Starmer-led administration to outside scrutiny by the National Audit Office (NAO) as part of an attempt to rebuild trust with voters who deserted the party at the 2019 election.

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