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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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UK lacks skills and capacity to deliver major infrastructure, PAC warns
Public Accounts Committee report: Skills shortages worsened by global competition as lack of robust evaluation of projects risks value for taxpayers' money
15 May 2024
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UK Health Security Agency’s financial controls remain unacceptably weak
Public Accounts Committee: . It is unacceptable that UKHSA’s fundamental weakness in its basic financial reporting continues to result in its accounts being disclaimed for the second consecutive year
10 May 2024
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Government non-executive director appointments not efficient, transparent or fair, PAC warns
Public Accounts Committee report: The Cabinet Office does not yet have the data it needs to oversee the appointments process effectively
8 May 2024
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Universal Credit: PAC raises alarm over risk of vulnerable claimants losing benefits
Public Accounts Committee report: Many vulnerable people risk falling into financial hardship if proportion of legacy benefit claimants not switching to Universal Credit remains at current level
26 April 2024
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Student loans system wide open to fraud with risks to students and taxpayers
Public Accounts Committee report: The current regulatory system does not ensure sufficient oversight over franchised providers
24 April 2024
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Extreme weather: Government approach to society-wide risks lacks leadership and urgency
Government too focussed on short-term reactive responses at the expense of developing the UK’s medium- and long-term resilience to extreme weather events
19 April 2024
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BBC lacks clear plan to successfully deliver benefits of £700m in outside-London spending
Public Accounts Committee report raises concerns over impact of local radio cuts
17 April 2024
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New select committee proposed to provide scrutiny of highly confidential spending
New select committee proposed to provide scrutiny of highly confidential spending
15 April 2024
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‘The Big Nasties’ – Future spending problems for Government laid out by PAC Chair
Public Accounts Committee publishes the Chair's Eighth Annual Report
28 March 2024
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NHS missing out on tens of millions in procurement savings, PAC report warns
Public Accounts Committee report: NHS Supply Chain has failed to persuade trusts to use it, meaning trusts are missing out on opportunities for savings
27 March 2024
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Civil service morale hit by chronic pay issues as recruitment and retention of staff at risk
Public Accounts Committee report: Without the dedicated efforts and specialist skills of our nation’s civil servants, the machinery of any government grinds to a halt
22 March 2024
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Adult social care: PAC raises alarm as Government falls short of promise to fix crisis
Public Accounts Committee fears the absence of a long-term funding settlement hinders sector’s ability to implement long-term planning
20 March 2024
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Levelling Up: No compelling examples of delivery so far as delays hold back spending
Public Accounts Committee warns of lack of transparency and waste of public resources in funding approach in report on Levelling up funding to local government
15 March 2024
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UK defence: House of Commons to hold debate on Select Committee reports
Defence and Public Accounts Committees' reports on UK defence to be debated
14 March 2024
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Support for distressed companies: Government must be a step ahead of next crisis
Public Accounts Committee report calls on the Government to do more to monitor the financial resilience of sectors and companies
13 March 2024
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UK defence: No credible Government plan to deliver desired military capabilities
Public Accounts Committee report calls on the Government to get firmer control of defence procurement
8 March 2024
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Asylum accommodation & Rwanda: Public Accounts Committee launches inquiry
Asylum accommodation & Rwanda: Public Accounts Committee launches inquiry
5 March 2024
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Government does not have clear measures in place to assess the value for money of the £2.5 trillion of Government borrowing
Public Accounts Committee report: Unconvinced that lessons of financial crisis and pandemic have been adequately captured by Government
5 March 2024
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Government savings: More to do to improve rigour, completeness and credibility of reporting
Public Accounts Committee report calls for reassurance over risks of double-counting and cost-shunting
1 March 2024
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‘All-time low’: HMRC customer service deteriorates amid taxpayers’ exasperation
Public Accounts Committee: Customer service levels at HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are at an all-time low
28 February 2024
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