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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

Budget reaction: sticking-plaster funding ignores deep-rooted challenges
Budget announcement denounced for scant regard to deep-rooted challenges facing the UK
30 October 2018
Universal credit: delivery causing unacceptable hardship
Universal credit's fraught delivery is examined by the Public Accounts Committee
26 October 2018
Brexit: Time running out for businesses to prepare
Committee Chair comments on NAO report on UK's border preparedness for EU Exit
24 October 2018
Council squeeze blocking progress on health and care integration
Integrating health and social care provision is essential for better services, but a challenge if local authorities lack the budgets to provide joined-up, co-ordinated care
19 October 2018
Government must set out plan to secure medicine supplies after Brexit
Financial and supply-chain impact of price rises for generic drugs highlights urgent need for clarity
12 October 2018
Multiple risks to delivery of nuclear deterrent
Public Accounts Committee seek assurances on Nuclear Enterprise in the context of the many challenges facing the Ministry of Defence
21 September 2018
Brexit: Time running out for Defra and other departments
Public Accounts Committee Chair comments on NAO report into Defra's planning for Brexit
12 September 2018
MoD needs plan to plug skill gaps and face emerging threats
Public Accounts Committee finds department should innovate to recruit and retain people with specialist skills required
12 September 2018
Government does not understand impact of funding cuts on local policing
Public Accounts Committee Chair comments on publication of NAO report on police financial sustainability
11 September 2018
Ofsted not providing level of assurance schools and parents need
Public Accounts Committee: unacceptable so many schools are exempt from re-inspection
7 September 2018
NHS England must rethink outsourcing after contract shambles
Public Accounts Committee finds short-sighted rush to achieve savings paid no heed to impact
25 July 2018
Government must be more assertive in forming market for procurement
Public Accounts Committee finds 'merry-go-round' culture encouraged companies to bid for contracts undeliverable at agreed price
24 July 2018
Little confidence sweeping courts reforms can be delivered
Public Accounts Committee report finds service has not adequately considered impact on access to justice system
20 July 2018
Government 'must be open' about Brexit transport challenges
Public Accounts Committee Chair comments on NAO report on Brexit and the Department for Transport
19 July 2018
Chair comments on Government response to ESA underpayments
Public Accounts Committee Chair comments on written statement from Secretary of State
18 July 2018
Thousands of claimants failed by DWP 'culture of indifference'
Public Accounts Committee report finds appalling underpayments were entirely avoidable
18 July 2018
Forces homes deal disastrous for taxpayers and worse could follow
Public Accounts Committee report finds rent costs could increase significantly amid persistent low satisfaction
13 July 2018
Committee reports on visit to Washington DC
Public Accounts Committee publishes report arising from the committee's visit Washington DC in February.
12 July 2018
Government failing to learn from high-profile academy failures
Public Accounts Committee also concerned about levels of support for struggling schools
11 July 2018
Changing behaviour is 'significant risk' to BBC commercial performance
Public Accounts Committee report finds BBC must strike balance between serving UK audiences and growth
6 July 2018
Total results 1142 (page 18 of 58)