David Cameron’s pet National Citizen Service project fails to provide value for money, a key spending watchdog warns today.
The Public Accounts Committee says the programme costs £1,863 per placement a year and “may no longer be justifiable”, in a report published today.
The former Prime Minister boasted the National Citizen Service was “one of my proudest achievements” and hoped it would become “a rite of passage” for 16 and 17-year-olds.
The ex-Tory leader now chairs its panel of patrons.
The scheme has been handed £1.26billion of taxpayers’ cash from 2016-20 – and committee chairwoman Meg Hillier said it