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Chair's statement on Government's funding of Kids Company

29 October 2015

A statement from Meg Hillier MP, Chair of the Committee of Public Accounts:

"It is unbelievable that over 13 years taxpayers' money has been given to Kids Company with little focus on what it was actually achieving for the children it was supporting.

Government repeatedly raised concerns about Kids Company's finances but little action was taken. Despite this, government gave it further grants – funded by the taxpayer.

Government departments have questions to answer about how they held the charity to account for spending taxpayers' hard earned money. We will be quizzing key government officials on Monday about their approach."

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