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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.

Taxation | Education | Health and Social CareThe UK Government response to the covid-19 pandemic

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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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41 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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COVID-19 cost tracker update
Report:
Published
On 25 July 2021
Govt. response:
Published
On 17 November 2021
Opened 30 April 2021
Lessons from Greensill Capital
Report:
Published
On 20 November 2021
Govt. response:
Published
On 21 January 2022
Opened 5 July 2021
DWP Accounts- Fraud and error in the benefits system
Report:
Published
On 17 November 2021
Govt. response:
Published
On 21 January 2022
Opened 26 August 2021
National Law Enforcement Data Programme
Report:
Published
On 8 December 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 8 February 2022
Opened 1 September 2021
Efficiency in Government
Report:
Published
On 3 December 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 3 February 2022
Opened 1 September 2021
Green homes grant voucher programme
Report:
Published
On 1 December 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 1 February 2022
Opened 6 September 2021
Environmental Land Management Scheme
Report:
Published
On 9 January 2022
Govt. response:
Due by
On 9 March 2022
Opened 6 September 2021
Challenges in implementing digital change
Report:
Published
On 10 December 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 10 February 2022
Opened 6 September 2021
Underpayments of the State Pension
Report:
Published
On 21 January 2022
Govt. response:
Due by
On 21 March 2022
Opened 21 September 2021
Reducing the backlog in criminal courts
Opened 21 September 2021
DCMS recall (Broadband)
Report:
Published
On 19 January 2022
Govt. response:
Due by
On 19 March 2022
Opened 21 September 2021
Achieving Net Zero: Follow up
Opened 21 September 2021
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities recall (Homelessness and housing)
Opened 22 September 2021
NHS supply chain finance
Opened 20 October 2021
EU Exit: UK Border
Opened 20 October 2021
Covid-19: Cost tracker update (+ Spending Review)
Opened 20 October 2021
NHS Backlogs and waiting times
Opened 21 October 2021
Local Government Finance system: Overview and challenges
Opened 21 October 2021
HMRC Annual Accounts 2020-21
Opened 21 October 2021
Financial Sustainability of Schools in England
Opened 21 October 2021
DWP Employment Support 2: Kickstart scheme
Opened 21 October 2021
HMRC’s management of tax debt
Opened 26 November 2021
Government preparedness for the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons for government on risk
Opened 26 November 2021
Bounce Back Loans Scheme: Follow-up
Opened 26 November 2021
Progress with trade negotiations
Opened 30 November 2021
Regulation of private renting
Opened 8 December 2021
Improving outcomes for women in the criminal justice system
Opened 8 December 2021
BBC efficiencies and reform
Opened 8 December 2021
Academies Sector Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20
Opened 8 December 2021
Use of evaluation and financial modelling in Government
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 2 March 2022
Opened 12 January 2022
Supporting local economic growth
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 23 February 2022
Opened 12 January 2022
Lessons from implementing IR35 reforms
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 14 February 2022
Opened 12 January 2022
Future of the Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 31 January 2022
Opened 12 January 2022
Financial sustainability of the higher education sector in England
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 14 March 2022
Opened 12 January 2022
Child Maintenance + Child Maintenance Service accounts
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 9 March 2022
Opened 12 January 2022
BEIS Annual Report & Accounts 2020-21
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 16 February 2022
Opened 12 January 2022
NAO Estimates 2021-22
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 14 February 2022
Opened 17 January 2022
Roll out of the COVID:19 vaccine programme
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 21 March 2022
Opened 26 January 2022
Restoration and renewal of Parliament
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 7 March 2022
Opened 26 January 2022
Excess votes 2020-21: Serious Fraud Office
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 2 February 2022
Opened 26 January 2022
Armoured Vehicles
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 23 March 2022
Opened 26 January 2022

Latest publications

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Correspondence from Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive NHS England and NHS Improvement, re Ministerial Direction regarding contracts with independent sector providers, dated 18 January 2022
Correspondence
Correspondence from Dr Jenny Harries OBE, Chief Executive, UK Health Security Agency, re Public Accounts Committee, Twenty-Third Report of Session 2021-22 Department of Health and Social Care Test and Trace – Update, dated 12 January 2022
Correspondence
Correspondence from Susan Acland-Hood, Permanent Secretary, Department for Education, re Financial Sustainability of Schools in England, dated 14 January 2022
Inquiry Financial Sustainability of Schools in England
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Correspondence

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