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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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“Real and rising risk” that Palace of Westminster will be destroyed by catastrophic event before it is restored, says PAC
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the next steps for the Restoration & Renewal of the Palace of Westminster
17 May 2023
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Cabinet Office has “failed to get grip” since taking responsibility for national security vetting
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the performance of the UK Security Vetting Service
12 May 2023
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Outdated, inefficient, expensive, at constant risk of failure or cyber-attack
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Defra’s ageing digital services
10 May 2023
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Business-critical Government change programme at risk due to lack of funding
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Government Shared Services
5 May 2023
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PAC report: HMRC must ensure it is never easier to cheat the tax system than comply
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on how HMRC manages its compliance work following the pandemic
3 May 2023
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BBC stuck in TV and radio era without resources to compete in global market or on content, says PAC
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the BBC's digital future
28 April 2023
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Business Department does not expect to recoup billions of taxpayers’ money lost to fraud and mistakes in pandemic support
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on BEIS Annual Report & Accounts 2021-22
26 April 2023
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PAC questions whether UK can afford its military equipment plan
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the MoD Equipment Plan 2022–2032
19 April 2023
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Hundreds of thousands of passport applicants let down by unacceptable delays, despite planning efforts
Public Accounts Committee publishes report into the performance of the Passport Office (HMPO).
6 April 2023
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Success of UK’s Digital Services Tax tempered by concern about future avoidance or evasion by big tech
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Digital Services Tax
5 April 2023
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PAC: UK risks being seen as “haven for fraudsters” where fraud is “everyone’s problem but no one’s priority"
Public Accounts Committee publishes report: Progress combatting fraud
31 March 2023
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Restart scheme will cost more per person and help fewer of them than planned
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Restart Scheme for long-term unemployed people
22 March 2023
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Lost jobs and income among serious repercussions after major DVLA delays
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the driving licence backlogs at the DVLA
17 March 2023
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International Women’s Day: Select Committee Chairs to share their experiences in new video series
House of Commons announces a series of videos, to be released throughout March, marking International Women’s Day and International Women’s History Month
8 March 2023
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Government lacks proof of impact of £97 billion of taxpayers’ money spent on furlough and self employed job support
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on COVID employment support schemes
8 March 2023
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First year of NHS England’s three-year recovery programme already falling short
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on managing NHS backlogs and waiting times in England
1 March 2023
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Unacceptable, unnecessary harm to vulnerable adolescents being failed by maze of services
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on support for vulnerable adolescents
22 February 2023
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Latest NHS reforms will not succeed until Government fixes longstanding problems
Latest NHS reforms will not succeed until Government fixes longstanding problems
8 February 2023
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Time for MoD to fundamentally change the way it operates, says PAC
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Defence digital strategy
3 February 2023
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“Rushed” UK Infrastructure Bank operated outside UK Corporate Governance code for first year
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the creation of the UK Infrastructure Bank
25 January 2023
Total results 1142 (page 5 of 58)