Articles from Public Accounts Committee (PAC)

Apprenticeship #Levy reforms hurting most disadvantaged

Low take-up, unambitious targets and poor-quality training: the Public Accounts Committee raises concerns over government reforms to the apprenticeships programme.


Getting the right workforce in place is the biggest barrier to the government’s ambitions for children and young people’s mental health services.

learndirect case highlights ‘Too big to fail’ concerns in Government Contracting

Committee urges action in wake of apparent special treatment given to ‘inadequate’ further education provider.

More measures needed to assess the success of Apprenticeships

The Committee of Public Accounts recommends today (30 Nov) that the Government must broaden the range of measures it will use to evaluate its apprenticeships programme.

New inquiry into education and training participation for 16-18 year olds

The Public Accounts Committee has launched a new inquiry into education and training participation for 16-18 year olds.

Colleges in England are £2.7 billion short because of LSC's "catastrophic mismanagement" of funding

A new report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has revealed that colleges in England are £2.7 billion short because of the Learning and Skills Council's (LSC) "catastrophic mismanagement" of funding.

Number of people finding work through New Deal programmes is falling

The number of people finding work through New Deal programmes is levelling out or falling according to a Public Accounts Committee report out today.

Education damaged by academy failures and misuse of funds

PAC takes new evidence from Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman today (23 Jan).

Sharper focus needed on skills crucial to UK productivity

Public Accounts Committee warns of potential Brexit impact and calls for action on gender imbalances in their latest PAC Report "Delivering STEM skills for the economy" published today (22 Jun).

Higher education market not working in interests of students or taxpayers

No evidence greater competition between providers will improve quality of education they provide, say Public Accounts Committee.


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