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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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Committee news

Carillion: Evidence from former executives published
Public Accounts Committee publishes transcript from evidence session with Carillion executives
28 February 2018
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
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
Government too slow to allocate skills and resources for Brexit
Public Accounts Committee urges greater transparency on responsibilities, progress and costs
7 February 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
Government's complacent attitude has failed homeless
Public Accounts Committee report says extent of homelessness across England is a national crisis
20 December 2017
Unauthorised redundancy payments a shocking waste of taxpayers' money
Public Accounts Committee report on £1.76 million of unauthorised payments made by HS2 Ltd
15 December 2017
Unacceptable cost increases and delays on pilot tram-train project
Public Accounts Committee report say project has same failings as GWR modernisation programme
15 December 2017
Committee publishes inquiry subjects for January 2018
Public Accounts Committee publishes inquiry list for January 2018
14 December 2017
Duty of care to prisoners needs urgent action
Public Accounts Committee report says record levels of suicides and self-harm are damning indictment
13 December 2017
UK border could be exposed from first day of Brexit
Public Accounts Committee report says planning is too reliant on a transitional period
8 December 2017
Action to combat online fraud must favour customers
Public Accounts Committee report says Banks not doing enough and Home Office cannot solve problem alone
6 December 2017
Government must end complacency over cost of clinical negligence
Public Accounts Committee report says action required to address impact of claims on resources
1 December 2017
Patients badly failed by 'staggering' mishandling of sensitive data
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on failures in handling of sensitive clinical data
29 November 2017
What is the Government doing to support the hidden homeless?
Public Accounts Committee examines what's being done to reduce number of homeless households
27 November 2017
Total results 558 (page 16 of 28)