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28 Jan 2011 - 8:49am

Each year, the Auditor General must report on how well Welsh councils, fire and rescue authorities, and national parks are planning for improvement and delivering their services. Drawing on the work of the relevant Welsh inspectorates, as well as work undertaken on his behalf by the Wales Audit Office, this report presents a picture of improvement over the last year

27 Jan 2011 - 9:00am

We examined whether recently completed major transport projects in Wales have met their objectives and were delivered to time and cost. We focused on the delivery of 18
major road and rail infrastructure projects in Wales completed since 2004, looking in detail at 10 projects. The Assembly Government has funded all, or at least most, of the cost of these projects as part of its Trunk Road Forward Programme or from its Transport Grant budget. 

22 Dec 2010 - 9:00am

We have developed a financial model to capture overall expenditure on the cost of school meals. This report outlines our early findings based on application of the model to the available information.

8 Dec 2010 - 9:02am

This Annual Audit Letter (the Letter) to members of the Dyfed Powys 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. The work reported upon in Letter was set out in the agreed 2009-10 Audit Strategy

25 Nov 2010 - 9:00am

We reviewed all of the 22 corporate assessments, to examine whether councils are well placed to respond effectively to the financial challenges and identify the key lessons.

23 Nov 2010 - 9:00am

This report considers the specific question of whether the planning and delivery of housing services for adults with mental health needs has improved.

30 Sep 2010 - 10:00am

Our preliminary analysis of Section 52 statements suggested that special schools making similar provision for pupils with similarneeds may be funded at significantly different levels, between and even within authorities. In order to find out more about these differences, we sought to answer and find examples of good practice in relation to the question: ‘Are schools and councils using resources well to meet the needs of pupils in special schools in Wales?’

1 Sep 2010 - 10:00am

This briefing has been produced for the Public Accounts Committee and summarises the Wales specific outputs of our recent UK-Wide report in value for money in the police service – delivered jointly by the Wales Audit Office, the Audit Commission and the Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Constabulary (HMIC).

14 Jul 2010 - 10:00am

We examined whether the schools capital investment programme has been managed to best effect. The study fieldwork was completed during 2008-09.

3 Jun 2010 - 10:00am

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.

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