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Public Accounts Committee
Report published 5 November.
In 2016, HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) launched a programme of reforms intended to reduce complexity and modernise the justice system. In July 2018, the Committee published a report into the initial stages of the programme. The Committee was critical of HMCTS and the Ministry of Justice, in particular the Committee expressed concerns about the scale and speed of the reforms and the ability of stakeholders to engage in, and influence the process. The Committee also concluded that further work was needed on the evaluating the impact and financial implications of the changes.
Based on the National Audit Office’s recent report, the PAC will look at the progress made to date.
Evidence given by Sir Richard Heaton, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Susan Acland-Hood, Chief Executive, and Richard Goodman, Change Director, HM Courts and Tribunals Service.