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  • Planning services under-resourced and underperforming
    Planning services in Wales are struggling to manage a complex system in the face of insufficient capacity and reducing resources.
  • Launch a career that counts
    Do you want a career that counts? Do you have a passion to make a difference? Are you interested in how public money is spent in Wales?
  • Plan unveiled to make the Wales Audit Office bolder and more ambitious
    The new Auditor General for Wales, Adrian Crompton, has set out a fresh ambition for the Wales Audit Office – to unleash its full potential and act
  • Waste Management in Wales
    Wales’ ambition for 2050 is zero waste.
  • More emphasis needed on waste prevention
    The Welsh Government has focussed more attention and resources on recycling than preventing waste in the first place and there has been mixed progr
  • ‘No-deal’ Brexit planning is being ramped up, but the picture varies across Wales’ public services
    Planning for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit is being taken seriously across Wales and many public bodies have ramped up their efforts since the summer of 2018,
  • Six steps to better scrutiny in Wales
    A discussion paper and six-point checklist has been produced for councils in Wales to help improve overview and scrutiny functions.
  • Inadequacies in governance and financial management at two community councils
    The Auditor General for Wales has today (30 January 2019) published reports in the public interest highlighting inadequacies in governance, financi
  • NHS spending on agency staff has “increased markedly” in recent years
    NHS spending on agency staff has increased markedly in recent years – a rise of 171% over seven years - according to a report published today by th
  • Urgent improvements needed to internal audit arrangements at town and community councils in Wales
    A review by the Auditor General for Wales has uncovered serious concerns about internal audit arrangements at Town and Community Councils in Wales.
  • Current standard of financial management “disappointing” at too many town and community councils in Wales
    The current standard of financial management and governance remains disappointing at too many Town and Community Councils, according to a report, p
  • Discounted bus travel for young people
    The ‘MyTravelPass’ scheme, which has given 16-18 year olds a third off the price of bus journeys in Wales, has cost the Welsh Government significan
  • 2018 in review
    Above all, our aim is to ensure that the people of Wales know whether public money is being managed wisely and that public bodies in Wales understa
  • Wales “working well” to implement fiscal devolution
    The Welsh Revenue Authority and Welsh Treasury are working well to implement plans to transfer certain taxes and borrowing powers from the UK Gover
  • Failures in governance and financial management at more community councils
    The Auditor General for Wales has published reports in the public interest highlighting failures in governance arrangements and inadequacies in fin