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Excess votes 2020-21: Serious Fraud Office

Inquiry

The Public Accounts Committee considers any instances in which a government department or body exceeds its authorised annual spending limits, thereby incurring an ‘Excess Vote’ – the procedure for Parliamentary authorisation of the additional spending.

The SFO’s 2020-21 annual accounts were qualified by the NAO because it breached its annual authorised annual spending limit of £1 million by £2.55 million, due to legal costs arising from a failed prosecution, therefore incurring an Excess Vote.

The Committee will hold a hearing with the Director of the Serious Fraud Office. If you have evidence on the SFO’s spending please submit it here by Wednesday 2 February 2022.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Wednesday 2 February 2022.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Fortieth Report - Excess votes 2020–21: Serious Fraud Office
Inquiry Excess votes 2020-21: Serious Fraud Office
Committees Public Accounts Committee
HC 1099
Report
Response to this report
Treasury minutes: Government response to the Committee of Public Accounts on the Fortieth report from Session 2021-22
HC 1099
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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9 February 2022
Inquiry Excess votes 2020-21: Serious Fraud Office
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Oral Evidence

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  • Email: pubaccom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 5776 (General enquiries). For all media enquiries please contact Jessica Bridges Palmer bridgespalmerj@parliament.uk / 07917488489
  • Address: Public Accounts Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA