The first Picture of Public Services Report, published in March 2010, estimated the financial challenges facing public services in Wales and key lessons from the work
undertaken by my staff and contractors. The purpose of this second Picture of Public Services report is to provide greater clarity on the current position and support public services in responding to the financial challenges.
I intend this report to be a useful source of information for political and administrative leaders as they further develop their plans for managing with less. I also intend that the
report should help the public and those involved in scrutinising public services by providing insight on the key financial and delivery issues and identifying the areas to challenge public service leaders on whether they are doing enough.