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Posts Tagged: Public Accounts Committee
Lee Rowley: Brexit is big. But our politics is bigger – and I say that as a committed Leaver. Here are some ideas to boost it.
Remainers and Brexiteers alike must recognise the politicians are stuck in an ever-decreasing circle of fervour, hyperbole and hysteria.
J Meirion Thomas: The Immigration Health Surcharge must be revised or abolished – not tinkered with.
By April, about 1.4million non-EU migrants and students will have been given unlimited access to the NHS for a pittance.
It would be a huge waste to spend huge sums restoring the body of Westminster whilst decanting – probably permanently – its spirit.
J. Meirion Thomas: The new rules aimed at preventing health tourism are toothless, and leave the NHS wide open to abuse
The official guidance contains gaping loopholes, and Freedom of Information requests show that Health Trusts are unprepared to carry out vital checks.
Ben Rochelle: How can Greening get out of the trap she’s in over the National Funding Formula for schools?
During a meeting with other disgruntled Conservative MPs, George Osborne allegedly told the Education Secretary: “Now you see why I didn’t do this.”
Dominic Raab: The taxman is going easy on the super-rich, and hard on the rest of us. Here’s how to stop him.
If we want a competitive economy and fair taxation, we need to simplify the tax code – not give HMRC arbitrary powers which invite abuse.
Income tax taking from the highest net-worth individuals are down £1 billion, even as everybody else has put more into the pot.
Nigel Evans: I support the Government’s aid target. But we risk it being abandoned unless spending is reformed.
Unless we sort out the problems right now, then I fear it is a battle I will lose.
The move would simplify the system, speed transparency and improve accountability. The Treasury musn’t back off change.
All the posts were elected unopposed – another sign of Tory MPs’ growing discipline.
The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee finds taxpayers and consumers have lost out.
Though the Swiss bilateral treaty is bringing in less revenue than HMRC envisaged, it is set to raise much more than was envisaged by its detractors.