Posts tagged ‘Public Accounts Committee’

UK’s six million unpaid carers failed by ‘complex’ benefits system

A committee of MPs has said there need to be changes to the benefits system so that carers to be referred quickly to the services they need.


Continue Reading September 8, 2009 at 6:40 pm 2 comments

Poor coordination between Whitehall departments hampers campaign against alcohol misuse

Alcohol misuse is a significant and growing problem in England, according to a new report from MPs.

Continue Reading August 5, 2009 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment

Fuel poverty scheme “failing poorest and most vulnerable”

A committee of MPs has produced a report which criticises a government scheme supposed to reduce fuel poverty.

Continue Reading July 25, 2009 at 5:18 pm Leave a comment

Public accounts committee criticises “poor” HMRC customs operations

A committee of MPs has said that HM Revenue and Customs’ management of customs activities is fragmented and disjointed, accountabilities are blurred and management information is poor.

Continue Reading July 21, 2009 at 10:25 am Leave a comment

Committee says charity support programmes suffered from bad management

Two Cabinet Office programmes designed to build up the expertise and resources of third sector organisations were failed by a lack of good practice and project management.

Continue Reading July 20, 2009 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

MPs demand DEFRA pay attention to dying honeybee colonies

A committee of MPs has accused the government of being indifferent to the health of honeybees, despite the fact they pollinate crops worth £200m a year to the British economy.

Continue Reading July 14, 2009 at 1:00 pm 2 comments

Courts “must make better use of staff and IT” to reduce trial waiting times

The Public Affairs Committee has published a report on the performance of the Crown Court system.

Continue Reading July 9, 2009 at 12:10 pm Leave a comment

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