Commons Public Accounts Committee

'Strict Visa Controls Are Hampering Trade'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

The Government's efforts to boost trade are being hampered by Britain's strict visa controls which are deterring some overseas businesses from dealing...

UK Deficit Is Twice What Osborne Tells You, Warn MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Government figures used by George Osborne and coalition ministers on the size of Britain's budget deficit may be misleading, an influential committee ...

Prince Of Wales Tax Affairs 'Medieval'

PA | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Politics

The Prince of Wales's principal private secretary has hit back at MPs' suggestions that the tax arrangements of Charles's Duchy of Cornwall estate mak...

HMRC 'Failures' Costing Billions In Lost Taxes

PA | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK

Billions of pounds of taxpayers' money is being lost because of the failure of HM Revenue and Customs to clamp down effectively on fraud and error, MP...

More People Suffering From Terminal Illnesses Are Choosing To Die 'In Their Own Homes'

PA | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK

More than a fifth of people are now choosing to die in their own homes instead of hospitals, and the overall trend for deaths at home is rising, resea...

MPs' Expenses System 'Inefficient', Warns Commons Committee

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK Politics

The expenses system for MPs is so inefficient that it costs more to process some claims that the value of the claim itself, the public accounts commit...

MPs Criticise £469 Million Wasted On Firecontrol Scheme

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK

MPs have criticised the plan to establish regional control centres for fire and rescue services across England. Called the FiREControl scheme, the...

'Unworkable' NHS Records System May Have Wasted Millions, MPs Say

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 02.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A plan to integrate NHS patient care records is not going to work and millions of pounds may have been wasted, according to a dam...