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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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No Government plan to secure councils' financial future
Public Accounts Committee warns Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government too 'complacent'
4 July 2018
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Patients must be central to thinking on health and care funding
Public Accounts Committee Chair comments on NAO report on the health and social care interface
4 July 2018
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VAT: too many online traders still not paying fair share
Public Accounts Committee sets out new steps HMRC should take to fight VAT fraud
29 June 2018
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Chair: Businesses need certainty about post-Brexit customs
Public Accounts Committee Chair commentes on NAO report examining progress with Customs Declaration Service
28 June 2018
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Clarity on costs crucial to meaningful vote on Brexit
Public Accounts Committee report finds any 'EU dividend' will be hard to calculate
27 June 2018
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Sharper focus needed on skills crucial to UK productivity
Public Accounts Committee report warns of potential Brexit impact and calls for action on gender imbalances
22 June 2018
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Sellafield: Chair comments on progress of work to reduce risk
Public Accounts Committee Chair comments on publication of NAO report into Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
20 June 2018
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Treasury must set out clear position on PFI
Public Accounts Committee report finds Government needs to level with taxpayers about model's value for money
20 June 2018
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Higher education market not working in interests of students or taxpayers
No evidence greater competition between providers will improve quality of education they provide
18 June 2018
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Claimants suffering hardship in Universal Credit roll-out
Public Accounts Committee Chair comments on NAO report on the roll-out of Universal Credit
15 June 2018
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Government must improve preventive care outside hospitals
Public Accounts Committee report warns health services and social care need to work together more effectively
8 June 2018
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Chair comments on costs and human impact of Carillion collapse
Public Accounts Committee Chair comments on publication of NAO report into Carillion
7 June 2018
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NHS England too slow to tackle misdirected correspondence
Public Accounts Committee report warns millions wasted and patient harm cannot be ruled out
6 June 2018
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Strategic Suppliers inquiry launched
Public Accounts Committee Chair launches strategic suppliers inquiry with statement in Chamber
25 May 2018
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Upgrade of safeguarding service 'a masterclass in incompetence'
Public Accounts Committee report finds project marred by poor planning, contracting, delays, spiralling costs
25 May 2018
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Ofsted: Government must clearly articulate inspector's role
Public Accounts Committee Chair comments on NAO report on Ofsted's inspection of schools
24 May 2018
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Carillion: Government risk assessments published
Public Accounts Committee publishes Government risk assessments relating to Carillion
23 May 2018
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Significant budget pressures on Ministry of Defence nuclear programme
Public Accounts Committee Chair comments on NAO report on the Defence Nuclear Enterprise
22 May 2018
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Lessons must be learned from NHS England contract with Capita
Public Accounts Committee Chair commented on NAO report on NHS's management of contract with Capita
17 May 2018
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Chair responds to East Coast rail announcement
Public Accounts Committee Chair responds to statement by the Secretary of State for Transport
16 May 2018
Total results 547 (page 13 of 28)