Your Town, Your Future - Town Centre Regeneration Event
Recordings of the presentations from the online event held on 20th May 2021, as well as the slides and some useful links.
Over the past year, we’ve all seen an incredible amount of change and uncertainty. Leaders from across all parts of public services have had to make fast and difficult decisions in a rapidly changing situation.
Future Audit Arrangements for Community and Town Councils in Wales
In January 2020, we consulted on the proposed changes to the audit arrangements for community and town councils. The proposals were made to address systemic issues across the sector.
We received 136 responses from councils, clerks, individual members, internal auditors and members of the public. We have reviewed the responses and carefully considered the issues and observations made by respondents.
The Auditor General has published details of the audit process to be followed for the audit of the 2020-21 accounts and in future years. Community and town councils will be subject to audit arrangements based on a three-year cycle. In two out of the three years, the audit arrangements will be broadly the same as those in place, up to and including 2019-20. In one year out of the three year cycle, auditors will undertake a more detailed audit looking at individual transactions.
This approach balances the risk to the audit of community and town councils, the overall risk to the public purse, and the cost of the audit.
This webinar will provide more detail to councils on how the new arrangements will work in practice.
Benefits realisation webinarPublic Services spend millions of pounds on projects that never get finished. Often, the reason has nothing to do with the quality of the…
Designing effective services for frequent usersFrequent users of public services are those who regularly contact a specific or a range of public services. They make up a significant…
Financial management and governance in community councilsThe report found that there remains scope for community councils in Wales to develop and improve financial management and governance…
Making services more accessible to people who do not speak English or WelshPeople who don’t speak English or Welsh well will struggle to be able to use the public services they need. This may be because they are…
Public services working in partnership for better health and wellbeingPublic services in Wales are continuing to face significant changes and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The fact is we…
Getting a better return on your investment in public engagementThe seminar came at a crucial time for the public sector, with the Single Integrated Plan and public sector cuts. The seminar aims were to…
We do this by holding free shared learning events, webinars and podcasts.
They enable delegates to share and learn from each other:
- on the day
- remotely through social media
- through continued discussions post-event, and
- by accessing our event outputs and guides.
Our programme of shared learning events focusses on topics that are common across public services. These topics align with many of our studies and contribute towards our organisation’s strategic objectives.
They also underpin the ways of working and goals of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 [opens in new window], Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 [opens in new window] and the Environment (Wales) Act 2016 [opens in new window].
We recognise that organisations are at different stages of design and delivery of public services. This is an important focus for our events.
We believe in adapting not adopting – there’s no need to reinvent the wheel but equally, one size won’t fit all.