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20 Mar 2014 - 1:21pm

We have prepared this memorandum on the Intra-Wales Air Service at the request of the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

1 Mar 2014 - 5:01pm

The NHS in Wales issues around 75 million primary care prescriptions each year amounting to around £600 million in medicine costs. The amount spent on drugs per head of population in 2012 (£196) is higher than in England (£169) and Scotland (£168). In addition the number of items prescribed in 2012 for each person per year is the highest in the UK at 24 items, which has increased from 15 in 2002.

6 Feb 2014 - 3:04pm

We have prepared this factual memorandum on senior management pay across the Welsh public sector at the request of the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC). The memorandum informs a PAC inquiry on this topic, details of which can be found on the PAC’s website

1 Feb 2014 - 11:20am

This Annual Audit Report to the Board members of the Health Board sets out the key findings from the audit work undertaken between December 2012 and November 2013.

30 Jan 2014 - 9:00am

This report is issued in the public interest under section 22 of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 (the 2004 Act). The Act requires me to consider whether,in the public interest, I should make a report on any matter which comes to my notice in the course of the audit, in order for it to be considered by the audited body or to be brought to the attention of the public.

30 Jan 2014 - 9:00am

This report has been issued in the public interest under section 22 of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 (the 2004 Act). The 2004 Act requires me to consider whether, in the public interest, I should make a report on any matter which comes to my notice in the course of the audit, in order for it to be considered by the audited body or to be brought to the attention of the public.

30 Jan 2014 - 9:00am

This report has been issued in the public interest under section 22 of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 (the 2004 Act). The 2004 Act requires me to consider whether, in the public interest, I should make a report on any matter which comes to my notice in the course of the audit, in order for it to be considered by the audited body or to be brought to the attention of the public.

27 Jan 2014 - 11:59pm

This report provides an overview of the extent to which councils in Wales are responding to the financial pressures they face. It explores the effectiveness of their financial planning, their approach to financial decision making and the actions they are taking to minimise the impact of significant budget cuts. It also considers the extent to which councils understand the impact of their actions and provides some early thoughts on the implications of the 2013 Spending Review for local government in Wales.

27 Jan 2014 - 5:01pm

The Auditor General, under the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 is required to report on audit and assessment work in relation to whether the Council has discharged its duties and met the requirements of the Measure.

9 Jan 2014 - 9:00am

This, my third annual report on local government bodies’ accounts, summarises the results of auditors’ work for 2012-13 at the following types of audited bodies in Wales:Unitary authorities, Local government pension funds, Police and crime commissioners and chief constables, Fire and rescue authorities, National park authorities and Joint committees.

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