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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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10 years on Child Maintenance Service “achieving no more” than discredited Child Support Agency it replaced
Public Accounts Committee publish report on child maintenance
22 June 2022
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Low student satisfaction and rising deficits spell trouble for higher education in England
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the financial sustainability of the higher education sector in England
15 June 2022
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£4 billion of unusable PPE bought in first year of pandemic will be burnt “to generate power”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Department of Health and Social Care 2020–21 Annual Report and Accounts
10 June 2022
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PAC highlights “past form” at DLUHC with questions over award of ‘Levelling Up’ funds
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on local economic growth
8 June 2022
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MoD “failing to deliver the capability Army needs to better protect the nation and meet NATO commitments”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Armoured Vehicles: the Ajax programme
3 June 2022
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Government has no evidence £hundreds of billions of spending is working
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the use of evaluation and modelling in government
27 May 2022
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PAC Chair’s Sixth Annual Report published
Public Accounts Committee publishes the Sixth Chair’s Annual Report
26 May 2022
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Widespread non-compliance in central Government with own IR35 tax rules “not acceptable” as £hundreds of millions owed in back-taxes
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on lessons from implementing IR35 reforms
25 May 2022
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Taxpayer on the hook for billions in extra nuclear plant decommissioning costs
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the future of the Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors
20 May 2022
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Government approach to Covid support “will cost taxpayer billions and billions” in fraud and error
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Annual Report and Accounts 2020–21
18 May 2022
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PAC: Ukraine invasion “begs serious questions about the pace, scope and ambition” of UK defence capability plans
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Ministry of Defence Equipment Plan 2021–31
11 May 2022
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PAC: ‘Spend to save’ on women in the criminal justice system
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on improving outcomes for women in the criminal justice system
28 April 2022
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PAC says government “complacent” about preventing “eye-watering” levels of fraud in the Covid Bounceback Loan Scheme
Public Accounts Committee publishes follow-up report on the Bounce Back Loans Scheme:
27 April 2022
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PAC: Private rented housing “failing far too often to provide safe and secure homes”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report into regulation of private renting
13 April 2022
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PAC “not confident” in HMRC’s ability to pull back tax debt after “game-changing” pandemic hit
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on HMRC’s management of tax debt
26 March 2022
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Tens of millions of public money used to “prop up” poorly managed academy schools with potentially excessive levels of pay
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Academies Sector Annual Report and Accounts 2019/20
25 March 2022
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Government failure to learn pandemic lessons will come at high cost to generations
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Government preparedness for the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons for government on risk
23 March 2022
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Benefits from new trade agreements extremely uncertain while risks of slipping standards, increased costs and revenue losses remain
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the progress with trade negotiations
18 March 2022
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DHSC has “overseen years of decline in the NHS’s cancer and elective care”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on NHS backlogs and waiting times in England
16 March 2022
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PAC: MoJ’s “meagre” ambition to fix breaking CJS as year-plus waits for serious criminal trials more than trebles
Public Accounts Committee publishes report: Reducing the backlog in criminal courts
9 March 2022
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