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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

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No coherent attempt to assess headcount implications of 7-day NHS
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on funding and staffing of the 7-day NHS
11 May 2016
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New measures needed to safeguard scrutiny of public spending
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Government spending accountability to Parliament
4 May 2016
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Serious questions still to be answered on extending right to buy
Public Accounts Commitee publishes report on the future of right to buy
29 April 2016
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Government must act now to reduce EU penalties
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on spending of EU funds and the penalties incurred
27 April 2016
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Government must bridge skills gap to cut staffing costs
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the use of temporary staff in Whitehall
22 April 2016
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DFID must use influence to help change international humanitarian system
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Department for International Development's responses to crises
20 April 2016
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New measures and greater clarity needed to fight tax fraud
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on how effectively HMRC tackles tax fraud
15 April 2016
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Assessments system still failing claimants and taxpayers
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on contracted out health and disability assessments
31 March 2016
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Financial sustainability of the further education sector revisited
Public Accounts Committee discusses the progress made on the recommendations of their previous report
23 March 2016
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Government must move faster to improve contract management
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the progress of Government's management of contracts
23 March 2016
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New measures needed to safeguard public spending on major projects
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on successful delivery of major Government projects
18 March 2016
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How efficient is the criminal justice system?
Public Accounts Committee discusses if the criminal justice system delivers value for money
15 March 2016
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Deepening concerns over financial future of national health service
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on financial health of hospital trusts
15 March 2016
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Government must move faster to change whistleblowing culture
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Government's progress with whistleblowing policy
11 March 2016
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Detailed plans must address ‘looming crisis' in general practice
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on growing demand for general practices
9 March 2016
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Serious concerns over borders programme 'vital to national security'
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on failures of vital e-border programmes
4 March 2016
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Mis-selling of financial services analysed with regulatory bodies
Public Accounts Committee analyses the regulation of financial bodies to deter mis-selling of services
2 March 2016
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Farmers and taxpayers failed by dysfunctional leadership
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on failures to deliver subsidy payments to farmers
2 March 2016
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Accountability for taxpayers' money discussed by senior civil servants
Public Accounts Committee discusses the challenges of accounting officers in delivering value for money
26 February 2016
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Progress report is 'wake up call' over support for neurological patients
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on state of support for neurological patients
26 February 2016
Total results 504 (page 21 of 26)