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The National Audit Office (NAO) is to have full access to BBC accounts for the first time.
Until now, the BBC Trust has had the final say in which value for money studies the NAO can conduct. The new arrangements will give the NAO the authority to determine which areas of BBC expenditure it wishes to scrutinise, and when.
We intend to implement these changes well before the deadline of November 2011 set in our Structural Reform Plan.