Press Releases

Here you will find links to the Press Releases issued by the Public Accounts Committee arranged with the most recent at the top of the list.


Public Accounts Committee identifies room for big savings

The Health Service could make significant savings if doctors consistently prescribed lower cost medicines which are as effective as ones that are more expensive. This is the stark message from the Public Accounts Committee report on Primary Care Prescribing.

Reference: PAC 05/14/15



Credit Unions should benefit from reductions in corporation tax

The Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment has written to the Secretary of State seeking assurance that credit unions and mutual societies will benefit from the lower devolved corporation tax.

Reference: CETI 03/14/15



PAC calls for Urgent Reform of Financial Penalties Collection System

The Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee is calling for urgent reform of the system for collecting financial penalties in a Report published today.

Reference: PAC 04/14/15



Committee questions whether PFI funded project delivered value for money

The Public Accounts Committee has questioned whether a major Private Finance Initiative (PFI) project delivered value for money.

Reference: PAC 03/14/15



Social housing tenancy fraud still a problem, says Committee

A report on social housing tenancy fraud, issued today by the Public Accounts Committee, has found that the Department for Social Development (DSD) has failed to get to grips with the issue.

Reference: 01/14/15



Education Welfare Service must get to grips with school absence

An Assembly report, published today by the Public Accounts Committee, has found that the Education Welfare Service (EWS) is not on top of the problem of non-attendance at school.

Reference: PAC 09/13/14



Committee criticises high cost of Account NI

The Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee has today reported on the performance of Account NI, which makes payments on behalf of all local Government departments as well as 18 other public bodies.

Reference: PAC 08/13/14



Committee calls for more robust investigations into Departmental fraud allegations

The Public Accounts Committee has today released two reports, published jointly, looking at the way investigations into the Roads Service and Northern Ireland Water were carried out.

Reference: PAC 06/13/14



Committee finds PSNI cannot show agency staff were value for money

The Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee has today released a report examining the use of agency staff in the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), a practice which has cost £106 million since 2004.

Reference: PAC 10/13/14



Committee says management at Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute was unacceptably poor

Management and oversight at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) has been unacceptably poor, the Assembly Public Accounts Committee today revealed.

Reference: PAC 09/13/14


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