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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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General Election 2024 - Select Committees
Following the dissolution of Parliament on 30 May 2024, all select committees have ceased to exist.
30 May 2024
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Asylum accommodation and Rwanda: Little to show for money spent so far, PAC report finds
Public Accounts Committee publishes report scrutinising asylum accommodation and the UK-Rwanda Partnership
29 May 2024
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40,000 extra staff and 84,500 more places needed by 2025 to meet childcare entitlements in England, PAC warns
28 May 2024
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UK mobile connectivity: Pace required to hit Government targets likely unsustainable, PAC report warns
Public Accounts Committee publishes report scrutinising mobile connectivity
28 May 2024
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UKHSA health security campus: Costs rise by 500% as project at least 15 years behind schedule, PAC warns
Public Accounts Committee publishes correspondence to the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) following its inquiry into the UK Health Security Agency’s (UKHSA) Health Security Campus
27 May 2024
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Rail reform: No-one in Government putting needs of passengers and taxpayers first, PAC reports
Public Accounts Committee publishes report scrutinising the Government’s programme of rail reform
27 May 2024
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Decarbonising home heating: Unconvincing progress on Government targets, PAC report finds
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the decarbonisation of home heating
26 May 2024
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Whistleblowing: PAC calls for civil service cultural change to create ‘speak up’ environment
Public Accounts Committee publishes report scrutinising whistleblowing in the civil service
25 May 2024
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Unprecedented increase in missing data reduces utility of Whole of Government Accounts, PAC finds
Unprecedented increase in missing data reduces utility of Whole of Government Accounts, PAC finds
24 May 2024
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Legal Aid: Govt lacks understanding of costs and benefits of reforms, PAC warns
Legal Aid: Govt lacks understanding of costs and benefits of reforms, PAC warns
24 May 2024
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Universal Credit: Chairs of Public Accounts and Work & Pensions Committees call for statement from Employment Minister
The PAC and WPC Committees call on the Government to provide better information on the decision to bring forward the date for migrating Employment and Support Allowance claimants to Universal Credit
20 May 2024
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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
Total results 1142 (page 1 of 58)