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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.

Taxation | Education | Health and Social CareThe UK Government response to the covid-19 pandemic

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UK Net Zero 2050: Government “without answers to key questions” on costs or funding target set in law
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Achieving Net Zero: Follow up
2 March 2022
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“Chaotic” £1.9BN Kickstart scheme for youth employment fails to deliver for young people or taxpayer
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on DWP Employment Support Kickstart scheme
25 February 2022
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Government has risked & lost “unacceptable” billions of taxpayers’ money in its Covid response - and must account to the generations that will pay for it
Public Accounts Committee publishes report: COVID-19 cost tracker update
23 February 2022
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HMRC ignorance and inaction “rewarding the unscrupulous” and looks “soft on fraud”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on HMRC Performance in 2020–21
11 February 2022
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‘Clear increase in costs, paperwork and border delays’ for UK business since Brexit not helped by repeated delays to new import regime
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on EU Exit: UK Border post transition
9 February 2022
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No rationale or benefits in Greensill pharmacy payments scheme as PAC slams failures on conflicts of interest and delivery
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the pharmacy early payment and salary advance schemes in the NHS
4 February 2022
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Chronic lack of accountability and transparency in local government finance will hamper pandemic recovery
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Local Government Finance System: Overview and Challenges
2 February 2022
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“Shameful shambles” of DWP’s long term underpayment of state pensioners with “little interest” in full consequences
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the underpayments of the State Pension
21 January 2022
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DCMS over-reliance on commercial providers for national broadband perpetuating UK’s “great digital divide”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on DCMS's delivery of gigabitcapable broadband
19 January 2022
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DEFRA’s plan for post-EU land and farming subsidies based on “blind optimism”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Environmental Land Management Scheme
10 January 2022
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Government IT: dysfunctional, damaging and sometimes dangerous
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on challenges in implementing digital change
10 December 2021
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National Law Enforcement Database: 5 years on, Home Office “has not delivered any expected services to the police”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the National Law Enforcement Data Programme
8 December 2021
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Cost-shunting, over-promise and under-delivering, waste, lack of skills, focus on process not outcomes: Government needs to “get efficiency done”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on efficiency in government
3 December 2021
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PAC report: Green Homes Grant scheme “underperformed badly”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the green homes grant voucher scheme
1 December 2021
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British Business Bank’s due diligence on Greensill Capital “woefully inadequate”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on lessons from Greensill Capital
20 November 2021
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DWP has “lost grip” on fraud and mistakes in benefit system
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Department for Work and Pensions’ Accounts 2020–21 – Fraud and error in the benefits system
17 November 2021
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MoD defence equipment systems “broken and repeatedly wasting billions of taxpayers’ money”
Public Accounts Committee report says Ministry “continually fails to learn from its mistakes”
3 November 2021
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£150 million funding gap and no certainty when - or what - services will run on Crossrail
Public Accounts Committee publishes update on progress of Crossrail
29 October 2021
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“Muddled, overstated, eye-wateringly expensive”: PAC damning on Test & Trace that has “failed on main objectives”
Public Accounts Committee publishes update on NHS Test and Trace
27 October 2021
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Deprived local areas and schools ‘hit hardest’ by DfE’s school funding changes
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on school funding
22 October 2021
Total results 558 (page 3 of 28)