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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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“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
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Financial Conduct Authority failed to protect British Steel pension scheme members causing “serious financial harm”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on investigation into the British Steel Pension Scheme
21 July 2022
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Government failures to control PPE contracts could cost taxpayers £2.7 billion
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Management of PPE contracts
20 July 2022
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Delays to secure schools condemn vulnerable children to unsafe conditions, say MPs
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Secure training centres and secure schools
15 July 2022
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Redouble efforts on unvaccinated to reduce risks of Covid deaths, warn MPs
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine programme in England
13 July 2022
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Failures of transparency and accountability and “wasteful, nugatory” spending
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Restoration and Renewal of Parliament
29 June 2022
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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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