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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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“Rushed” UK Infrastructure Bank operated outside UK Corporate Governance code for first year
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the creation of the UK Infrastructure Bank
25 January 2023
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HMRC approach to compliance means public purse is missing out on billions in lost revenue
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on HMRC Annual Report and Accounts 21-22
11 January 2023
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DCMS ‘lacks compelling vision’ on sport for England
Committee publishes report on Grassroots participation in sports and physical activity
8 January 2023
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Government plans to manage UK-wide property portfolio lacking ambition and out of date
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Managing central government property
21 December 2022
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PAC extremely concerned at dramatic falls in further education and skills training
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Developing workforce skills for a strong economy
14 December 2022
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Government set to miss its targets for the number, area and type of new homes
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Affordable Homes Programme since 2015
7 December 2022
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Government must open up about risks to major spending projects
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Improving the Accounting Officer Assessment process
30 November 2022
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Will the Department for Education’s spend on evidence-gathering translate into better child social care?
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on evaluating innovation projects in children’s social care
23 November 2022
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PAC: Government “not sufficiently prioritising threat” from animal diseases like COVID-19, avian flu, swine fever
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Redevelopment of Defra’s animal health infrastructure
16 November 2022
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PAC: Ofgem failures “come at considerable cost to energy billpayers”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the regulating of energy suppliers
13 November 2022
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PAC: DWP excuses for “unprecedented and unacceptable” levels of benefit fraud and error don’t stand up
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Department for Work and Pensions’ Accounts 2021–22 – Fraud and error in the benefits system
9 November 2022
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Government failing on pledge to lead the way to net zero
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on measuring and reporting public sector greenhouse gas emissions
2 November 2022
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Local residents left in the dark about dangerous air pollution
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on tackling local air quality breaches
26 October 2022
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“Avoidable” mistakes in tagging programme “wasted £98 million of taxpayers’ money”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Electronic Monitoring programme
21 October 2022
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Government approach to large parts of waste crime "closer to decriminalisation" than tackling it
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Government actions to combat waste crime
19 October 2022
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Accounting for public spending across Government hit by audit delays and “poor” use of IT
Public Accounts Committee publish Government Response
14 October 2022
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Delays to post-Brexit regulation posing risks to UK consumers and businesses
Committee publish report on Regulation after EU exit
12 October 2022
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“Impossible to have confidence” that Randox contracts were awarded properly
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Government’s contracts with Randox Laboratories Ltd
27 July 2022
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Huge costs and disruption but Government “doesn’t know” whether Covid travel traffic light system, hotel quarantine or home isolation actually worked
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on managing cross-border travel during the COVID-19 pandemic
26 July 2022
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Home Office and wider CJS face significant challenges to realise promises of uplift in police numbers
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Home Office promises of uplift in police numbers
22 July 2022
Total results 564 (page 1 of 29)