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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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MoD needs coherent approach to increasing competition in procurement
Public Accounts Committee report urges MoD to ensure UK supplies are not disadvantaged by Brexit
23 March 2018
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MoD needs coherent approach to increasing competition in procurement
Public Accounts Committee report urges MoD to ensure UK supplies are not disadvantaged by Brexit
23 March 2018
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'Shoddy administration' of Employment and Support Allowance
Public Accounts Committee Chair comments on National Audit Office investigation into errors in ESA
21 March 2018
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Government a long way from delivering 'rehabilitation revolution'
Public Accounts Committee report concludes up to £342 million more has been committed without clear benefits
21 March 2018
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Government still failing to get a grip on oversight of LEPs
Public Accounts Committee finds case of Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough highlights complexity and confusion
16 March 2018
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Bank's green intentions not adequately protected in sell-off
Public Accounts Committee report finds Green Investment Bank failed to live up to original ambitions
14 March 2018
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New Chief Exec faces challenge to ensure CQC is fit for future
Public Accounts Committee finds action needed in Care Quality Commission reporting
9 March 2018
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'Chancer's charter' persists in alternative higher education sector
Public Accounts Committee says not enough has been done to close down opportunities to play the system
7 March 2018
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Learndirect case highlights 'too big to fail' concerns in Government contracting
Public Accounts Committee urges action after apparent special treatment given to 'inadequate' provider
2 March 2018
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Carillion: Evidence from former executives published
Public Accounts Committee publishes transcript from evidence session with Carillion executives
28 February 2018
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Costly mistakes have caused untold reputational damage to NDA
Public Accounts Committee report finds NDA completely failed in procurement and management of Magnox contract
28 February 2018
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Lessons of Thameslink critical to success of future rail projects
Public Accounts Committee report says programme raises questions over approach to understanding of network
23 February 2018
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Government too slow to allocate skills and resources for Brexit
Public Accounts Committee urges greater transparency on responsibilities, progress and costs
7 February 2018
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Government failure on teacher numbers adds to pressure on schools
Public Accounts Committee report says Department for Education gave insufficient priority to teacher retention
31 January 2018
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Unknown costs of Brexit limit ability to react to economic shocks
Public Accounts Committee report says greater transparency needed on financial decisions
26 January 2018
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Flawed tagging programme a catastrophic waste of public money
Public Accounts Committee report says electronic monitoring programme was overly ambitious and poorly delivered
24 January 2018
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Threat to defence projects if Carrier Strike runs over budget
Public Accounts Committee warns of continued uncertainty over deployment, costs and value for money
19 January 2018
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Funding system failing people with continuing healthcare needs
Public Accounts Committee report says complex process with delays and poor-quality assessments must improve
17 January 2018
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Taxpayers must not suffer as HMRC faces tough decisions on future
Public Accounts Committee report highlights concerns for customer service from growing challenges facing HMRC
12 January 2018
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Government's complacent attitude has failed homeless
Public Accounts Committee report says extent of homelessness across England is a national crisis
20 December 2017
Total results 547 (page 15 of 28)