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This report summarises the joint Wales Audit Office and HMIC findings from the inspection of South Wales Police Authority which took place in March 2010.
We reviewed the land and buildings management arrangements at 30 of the larger Welsh public sector bodies including local government, police, fire and most central government bodies. In the NHS we undertook a central review, supported by limited local fieldwork prior to the recent reorganisation. Arrangements for the management of NHS land and buildings have been guided by a range of all-Wales policies and procedures which have provided the basis for a more consistent approach in that sector. We also held ‘shared learning seminars’ across Wales to support the identification and sharing of good practice.
This report seeks to answer two questions: Did Cymad misuse public funds? And, did the public bodies in Wales effectively manage public funds paid to Cymad, in the period after 1 April 2003?
This Code of Practice prescribes how the Auditor General for Wales and the auditors he/she appoints will carry out their audit functions
This report sets out the findings from an investigation by the Assembly Government’s Internal Audit Services into allegations made against Plas Madoc Communities First (PMCF). In carrying out its investigation, the Internal Audit Service was supported throughout by an experienced financial auditor from the Wales Audit Office.
Public services are facing their biggest challenge for at least a generation. The figures in this report show that public services in Wales face significant reductions in their budgets in the coming years. This report is intended to help public services develop that response, by setting out the scale of the challenge they face and the key lessons from our work.
Cardiff University’s Lean Enterprise Research Centre (LERC) was commissioned to undertake an evaluation of systems thinking in the public sector on behalf of the Wales Audit Office as part of its programme focusing on efficiency and the constrained public sector financial environment.
This Annual Audit Letter to members of the North Wales Police Authority (the Authority) summarises the conclusions from my 2009-10 audit. It reports for Authority members the significant issues arising from my audit, together with my comments on other current issues.