Government failed to monitor Student Loans Company effectively

11 May 2018

Public Accounts Committee Chair Meg Hillier MP has commented on today’s National Audit Office investigation into oversight of the Student Loans Company’s governance, and management of its former chief executive.  

The Committee Chair, Meg Hillier MP, comments:

"This is a story of the failure of two departments to effectively monitor a public body under their watch.

The concerns raised by officials about Mr Lamey’s appointment should have been taken more seriously by the then Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. 

And it shouldn’t have been down to whistleblowers to alert the Department for Education to Mr Lamey’s wrongdoing. The DfE’s review must make sure this doesn’t happen again."

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