With just over seven weeks to go until the end of the millennium, the audit bodies said substantial progress had been made by the public sector and utilities to counter the 'millennium bug'.
But they urged the bodies to focus on testing and refining their continuity plans and detailed millennium operating regimes.
NAO chief Sir John Bourn said it was clear that for the key infrastructure processes the risk of major failings arising from the 'millennium bug' was now low. Most local authorities and health trusts also have contingency plans prepared - should systems fail at tht year-end, according to the Audit Commission's report, 'No Time Like the Present', the last in its series of reports on the year 2000 problem, .
Based on evidence collected by auditors in the six months to September 1999, Audit Commission Controller Andrew Foster said councils and trusts named in the commission's last report as 'preparing less well' had now improved.
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