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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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Serious doubts raised over State Pension as pensioners left billions out of pocket by Government
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Department for Work & Pensions Annual Report and Accounts 2022–23
6 December 2023
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Recycling reforms stalled by Government’s lack of clarity as delays sap momentum on waste ambitions
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Government’s programme of waste reforms
1 December 2023
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Efforts to transform experience of disability benefit claimants face risks, PAC finds
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on revising health assessments for disability benefits
29 November 2023
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Making Tax Difficult: HMRC losing sight of customer in tax changes, PAC report warns
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Progress with making tax digital
24 November 2023
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Calls for clarity on Parliament refurb as PAC lays out key health and safety concerns
House authorities urged to demonstrate programme is being run efficiently and progressing at a reasonable pace
23 November 2023
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Unacceptable and alarming: Deteriorating school buildings prompt urgent warnings
Public Accounts Committee warns that school estate has deteriorated to the point where 700,000 pupils are learning in a school that needs major rebuilding or refurbishment
19 November 2023
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New Hospital Programme: Inquiry finds no confidence Government will deliver on promises
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Government's New Hospital Programme
17 November 2023
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Net zero target in jeopardy through lack of long-term planning from Government
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Government's pledge to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050
15 November 2023
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Sharp decline in quality of prison resettlement support in recent years, PAC report finds
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on improving resettlement support for prison leavers
11 November 2023
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Supported housing: Vulnerable people left unprotected from unscrupulous providers
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on supported housing for people with additional needs
10 November 2023
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Active travel: Government programme off-track as funding reductions hold back progress
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Government's active travel programme in England
3 November 2023
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Bulb Energy: Will billpayers remain on the hook for multi-billion pound bail-out?
Committee publishes report Bulb Energy
1 November 2023
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Asylum system: Doubts and concerns raised around Government's approach to backlogs
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Asylum Transformation Programme
27 October 2023
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Postcode lottery in urgent and emergency NHS care highlighted by PAC report
Committee publishes report Access to urgent and emergency care
25 October 2023
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Delayed smart meter programme fails to hit targets and secure public support
Committee publishes report on Update on the rollout of smart meters.
20 October 2023
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Comment: HS2
Chair reacts to the announcement that the Birmingham-Manchester HS2 high-speed rail line would be cancelled
5 October 2023
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UK Public Accounts Committee Network hosted in Westminster
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hosted representatives of financial scrutiny committees and national audit bodies from around the UK, Crown Dependencies and British Islands and Mediterranean Region at an event earlier this month
25 September 2023
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Government must better guide and support Whitehall to reset failing projects
Government must better guide and support Whitehall to reset failing projects
15 September 2023
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Whitehall staffing cuts add to digital skills shortages and risk increased costs
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Digital transformation in government: addressing the barriers to efficiency
13 September 2023
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Fraud and corruption against government: Large gaps remain in Government’s understanding of risks
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on tackling fraud and corruption against government
8 September 2023
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