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Councils in Wales are improving their medium-term financial planning

13 Jun 2017 - 3:18pm

But some shortcomings are threatening savings targets, says Auditor General

Positive outlook for central government accounts but room for improvement in some areas

17 May 2017 - 12:52pm

Continuing improvements are evident in the quality and timeliness of annual accounts, but there is scope for some bodies to improve their quality assurance procedures and annual reporting

Community councils need to improve financial management and governance

30 Jan 2017 - 11:59am

“The number of councils receiving qualified audit opinions is too high” says Auditor General.

Investment in third sector services increasing but local authorities in Wales not making best use of the third sector

25 Jan 2017 - 3:41pm

There's a need to ensure they are securing value for money and developing a more strategic working relationship, says Auditor General.

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The Welsh Government’s funding of Kancoat Ltd

13 Jul 2016 - 2:53pm

A review of financial support provided by the Welsh Government to a start-up business, Kancoat Ltd, has found that the company owes the Welsh Government nearly £2.6 million in repayment of the financial support it has received. 

Financial management and governance of community and town councils needs further improvement

16 Mar 2016 - 4:21pm

While the timeliness of accounts preparation has improved, the number of qualified audit opinions has increased and failures in financial governance remain too high.

New study launched to look at council income generation

14 Jan 2016 - 9:54am

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Community and Town councils in Wales show improvement in delivering timely accounts

16 Sep 2015 - 12:01am

But despite this the number of qualified audit opinions and failures in financial governance remains too high

Councils in Wales have responded well to significant financial stress

1 Apr 2015 - 3:21pm

But they need to improve their financial management and planning to meet the increasing financial challenges ahead.

Welsh public bodies making extensive use of ‘early departures’ to reduce workforce costs

9 Feb 2015 - 4:32pm

£254 million spent on early departure packages over nearly four years, but with potential savings over time of up to £305 million per year.

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