Headlines: December 10th, 1997

The Contributions Agency has won the 1997 Price Waterhouse award for the best Government Agency Annual Report and Accounts. The Agency came top in 9 out of 10 award categories.Terry Lord, the Contributions Agency Finance Director said: “All credit for this award goes to the staff involved in its production, particularly Central Reporting Unit who co-ordinated the information, and Graphic Design Unit for their excellent presentation. I am very grateful for the effort and hard work they have put into this.”

George Bertram, Chief Executive added, “I am thrilled. The theme of the report was ‘meeting the challenge’ and we have certainly achieved that. It is good to see that hard work is rewarded and to be considered as the best in the public sector. Congratulations to the large number of staff involved.”

Price Waterhouse set up the award in 1989 to encourage government agencies to produce better annual reports.

In second place was the Ordnance Survey, with the Benefits Agency and Driving Standards Agency taking joint third.