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Public Accounts Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Public Accounts Committee examines the value for money of Government projects, programmes and service delivery. Drawing on the work of the National Audit Office the Committee holds government officials to account for the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of public spending.

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These pages only show information for this committee from the start of 2020 onwards. Earlier information can be found on the previous version of the UK Parliament website.

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60 current inquiries

Inquiries allow committees to consider oral and written evidence on a particular topic. They usually result in the publication of a report.

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Local authority commercial investment
Report:
Published
On 13 July 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 25 March 2021
Opened 17 April 2020
Defence Capability and the Equipment Plan 2019-29
Report:
Published
On 15 July 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 25 March 2021
Opened 19 May 2020
Management of tax reliefs
Report:
Published
On 20 July 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 25 March 2021
Opened 27 May 2020
NHS nursing workforce
Report:
Published
On 23 September 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 3 February 2021
Opened 15 June 2020
Tackling the tax gap
Report:
Published
On 16 October 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 4 February 2021
Opened 27 July 2020
Selecting towns for the Towns Fund
Report:
Published
On 11 November 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 4 February 2021
Opened 27 July 2020
Government support for UK exporters
Report:
Published
On 28 October 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 4 February 2021
Opened 27 July 2020
Digital Transformation in the NHS
Report:
Published
On 6 November 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 4 February 2021
Opened 27 July 2020
Department for Work and Pensions Accounts 2019-20
Report:
Published
On 18 November 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 25 March 2021
Opened 27 July 2020
Home Office Recall
Opened 18 August 2020
Whitehall preparations for EU Exit
Report:
Published
On 2 December 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 24 March 2021
Opened 7 September 2020
Delivering carrier strike
Report:
Published
On 13 November 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 4 February 2021
Opened 7 September 2020
Asylum accommodation and support transformation programme
Report:
Published
On 20 November 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 25 March 2021
Opened 7 September 2020
Specialist skills in the civil service
Report:
Published
On 11 December 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 24 March 2021
Opened 16 September 2020
Starter Homes
Report:
Published
On 9 December 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 24 March 2021
Opened 17 September 2020
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s management of the Magnox contract
Report:
Published
On 27 November 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 25 March 2021
Opened 18 September 2020
The production and distribution of cash
Report:
Published
On 4 December 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 25 March 2021
Opened 22 September 2020
COVID-19: Supply of ventilators
Report:
Published
On 25 November 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 25 March 2021
Opened 24 September 2020
COVID-19: Bounce Back Loan Scheme
Report:
Published
On 16 December 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 25 March 2021
Opened 24 September 2020
Department for Transport recall: recent policy developments
Opened 28 September 2020
Improving Broadband
Report:
Published
On 8 January 2021
Govt. response:
Published
On 26 March 2021
Opened 20 October 2020
COVID-19: Support for jobs
Report:
Published
On 20 December 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 25 March 2021
Opened 21 October 2020
UK Border 2020: preparedness
Opened 22 October 2020
Managing colleges’ financial sustainability
Report:
Published
On 27 January 2021
Govt. response:
Published
On 26 March 2021
Opened 22 October 2020
COVID-19: Government procurement and supply of personal protective equipment
Report:
Published
On 10 February 2021
Govt. response:
Published
On 14 May 2021
Opened 22 October 2020
Achieving government’s long-term environmental goals
Report:
Published
On 3 February 2021
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 3 April 2021
Opened 22 October 2020
Whole of Government Accounts 2018-19
Report:
Published
On 22 January 2021
Govt. response:
Published
On 26 March 2021
Opened 4 November 2020
HMRC performance in 2019-20
Report:
Published
On 20 January 2021
Govt. response:
Published
On 26 March 2021
Opened 4 November 2020
MHCLG recall
Opened 5 November 2020
Lessons from major projects and programmes
Report:
Published
On 29 January 2021
Govt. response:
Published
On 26 March 2021
Opened 5 November 2020
COVID-19: Free School Meals Voucher Scheme
Report:
Published
On 5 February 2021
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 5 April 2021
Opened 26 November 2020
Managing flood risks
Report:
Published
On 26 February 2021
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 26 April 2021
Opened 17 December 2020
COVID-19: Test, track and trace (part 1)
Report:
Published
On 10 March 2021
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 10 May 2021
Opened 17 December 2020
COVID-19: Planning for the vaccine (part 1)
Report:
Published
On 12 February 2021
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 12 April 2021
Opened 17 December 2020
COVID-19: Housing rough sleepers
Report:
Published
On 17 March 2021
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 17 May 2021
Opened 17 December 2020
Achieving Net Zero
Report:
Published
On 5 March 2021
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 5 May 2021
Opened 17 December 2020
Managing the expiry of PFI contracts
Report:
Published
On 19 March 2021
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 19 May 2021
Opened 21 December 2020
Digital services at the border
Report:
Published
On 12 March 2021
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 12 May 2021
Opened 21 December 2020
Defence Equipment Plan 2020-2030
Report:
Published
On 16 March 2021
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 16 May 2021
Opened 21 December 2020
UK Border 2021: Update
Opened 12 January 2021
NAO Estimate and Strategy
Opened 27 January 2021
MoJ recall
Report:
Published
On 24 March 2021
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 24 May 2021
Opened 27 January 2021
The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund
Report:
Published
On 30 April 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 30 June 2021
Opened 1 February 2021
MoD: Improving single living accommodation for service personnel
Report:
Published
On 23 April 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 23 June 2021
Opened 1 February 2021
Low emission cars
Report:
Published
On 19 May 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 19 July 2021
Opened 1 February 2021
Environmental tax measures
Report:
Published
On 28 April 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 28 June 2021
Opened 1 February 2021
Covid-19: Supporting the vulnerable during lockdown
Report:
Published
On 21 April 2021
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 21 June 2021
Opened 1 February 2021
Covid-19: Government support for charities
Report:
Published
On 9 June 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 9 August 2021
Opened 1 February 2021
Excess votes 2019-20
Report:
Published
On 12 February 2021
Opened 4 February 2021
Public sector pensions
Report:
Published
On 11 June 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 11 August 2021
Opened 8 February 2021
COVID-19: Local Government finance
Report:
Published
On 4 June 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 4 August 2021
Opened 8 February 2021
COVID-19: Education
Report:
Published
On 26 May 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 26 July 2021
Opened 8 February 2021
BBC strategic financial management
Report:
Published
On 21 May 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 21 July 2021
Opened 8 February 2021
Timeliness of local auditor reporting on local government in England
Opened 23 March 2021
Home Office recall: Spring 2021
Opened 23 March 2021
Fraud and Error
Opened 23 March 2021
COVID-19: Culture Recovery Fund
Opened 23 March 2021
Adult social care markets
Opened 23 March 2021
Lessons from Greensill Capital
Opened 14 April 2021
Equitable Life
Opened 14 April 2021

Latest publications

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Correspondence from Bernadette Kelly, Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport, re Accounting Officer Assessment summary for HS2 Phase 2a, dated 16 June 2021
Inquiry High Speed 2: Progress at Summer 2021
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Correspondence
Correspondence from Catherine Frances, Director General, Local Government, Strategy & Analysis Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, re PAC hearing into audit delays follow up, dated 14 June 2021
Inquiry Timeliness of local auditor reporting on local government in England
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Correspondence
Correspondence from Jim Harra, Chief Executive and First Permanent Secretary, re Consequential impacts on historical tax gap estimates from revisions to tax receipts, dated 10 June 2021
Inquiry Tackling the tax gap
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Correspondence

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