The Comptroller and Auditor General, Mr Kieran Donnelly, has reported on the 2018-19 accounts of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. His audit opinion has been qualified – this was due to estimated levels of fraud in Housing Benefit (as also reported in the Department for Communities Resource Accounts 2018-19). In his report, the C&AG also highlighted:
- the need for urgent remedial action to address longstanding weaknesses in NIHE’s Human Resources function; and
- overpayments made to grounds maintenance contractors for land that was no longer owned by NIHE or had a change of use.
Media Release (on Financial Auditing and Reporting 2018-19)