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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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Supply and planning issues threaten UK’s “world beating” vaccine achievements
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on COVID-19: Planning for a vaccine Part 1
12 February 2021
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Frontline workers left “risking lives to provide treatment and care”
Public Accounts Committee publishes first report on COVID-19: Government procurement and supply of Personal Protective Equipment
10 February 2021
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DfE “surprisingly unconcerned” on whether free school meals contractor was “profiting at taxpayers’ expense”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on COVID 19: the free school meals voucher scheme
5 February 2021
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Time is running out: Government must “move on from aspirational words” and start “taking the hard decisions”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on achieving government’s long-term environmental goals
3 February 2021
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Government’s “perennial inability to manage and deliver projects on time and budget” must be addressed to navigate through end of pandemic and beyond
The Public Accounts Committee publishes Lessons from major projects and programmes report
29 January 2021
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Government must get a grip on further education sector, with nearly half of colleges in financial measures
Public Accounts Committee publishes report "Managing colleges’ financial sustainability"
27 January 2021
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Financial sustainability of some local authorities presents a significant risk to government
Chair of the Public Accounts Committee says Treasury has “worryingly laissez faire attitude” as Committee calls for rapid implementation of Redmond findings
22 January 2021
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HMRC must urgently explain why some taxpayers have had no support during Covid
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on HMRC performance 2019–20
20 January 2021
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Digital inequality compounding the economic inequality “harshly” exposed by covid-19
Committee publishes their report Improving Broadband
8 January 2021
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Name companies that have taken furlough money, says Committee
Public Accounts Committee publishes Covid-19: Support for jobs report
20 December 2020
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Risk of UK taxpayer bailout on up to £26 billion of Covid Bounce Back Loans
The Public Accounts Committee publishes their report on the Bounce Back Loan Scheme
16 December 2020
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Government dependence on pricey consultants failing to get major projects on track
Committee publishes their report Specialist Skills in the civil service
11 December 2020
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MHCLG should ditch the false promises instead of serially ditched housing policies
Public Accounts Committee publishes Starter Homes report
9 December 2020
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PAC urges Bank of England to investigate “missing” £50 billion of sterling notes
Committee publish their report The production and distribution of cash
4 December 2020
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“A year after the oven ready deal, we have more of a cold turkey”- PAC Chair
Committee publish their report Whitehall preparations for EU Exit
2 December 2020
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“Sorry saga” of disused nuclear sites will cost generations of UK taxpayer
Committee publish their report The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's management of the Magnox contract
27 November 2020
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Government “lost a crucial month” in “underprepared, slow” ventilators response
Committee publish their report Covid-19: Supply of ventilators
25 November 2020
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Elements of new asylum services “set up to fail”
Committee publish their report Asylum accommodation and support transformation programme
20 November 2020
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DWP must tackle its record benefit errors fairly
Committee publish their report Department for Work and Pensions 2019-20
18 November 2020
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“Debilitating” lack of funded plan for Carrier Strike threatens UK military power
Committee publish their report Delivering carrier strike
13 November 2020
Total results 547 (page 5 of 28)