Fourth Annual Report of the Chair of the Committee of Public Accounts

Contents

Third Special Report

Appendix: Fourth Annual Report of the Chair of the Committee of Public Accounts

Chair’s foreword

10 key challenges

1. Brexit

2. Government procurement

3. Busted contractor model

4. Rail franchising

5. Constant reorganisation

6. Turnover at the top of Government

7. Use of ministerial directions

8. Social care

9. Spending Review

10. Transparency

Departments of concern

Education

Health and Social Care

Defence

Ministry of Justice

HMRC

DEFRA

Home Office

Key challenges and issues

BREXIT

Lack of transparency in academies

Outsourcing

Staff turnover among Permanent Secretaries and senior civil servants

Looking Ahead

Selling off the taxpayers’ silver

Twin track systems

Ministerial directions and accountability

Restoration and Renewal

Defence Spending

Crossrail and HS2

Spending review

Local government audit

Cyber security

Formal Minutes




Published: 27 June 2019