Publications

These reports cover a variety of topics which may be of interest to you.

Using the search function, you can look for a specific report. You can filter your search to help you locate a publication on a particular topic or geographical area.

If you require any of our publications in an alternative format and/or language please contact us using the following details:

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Older reports

If you would like to access a publication dated pre-2010, you can do this by viewing old versions of our reports on the UK web archive [opens in new window]. You can also contact us direct and we will be happy to provide you with an electronic copy.

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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.

18 May 2010 - 10:00am

This report seeks to answer two questions: Did Cymad misuse public funds? And, did the public bodies in Wales effectively manage public funds paid to Cymad, in the period after 1 April 2003?

1 Apr 2010 - 10:00am

This Code of Practice prescribes how the Auditor General for Wales and the auditors he/she appoints will carry out their audit functions

17 Mar 2010 - 9:00am

This report sets out the findings from an investigation by the Assembly Government’s Internal Audit Services into allegations made against Plas Madoc Communities First (PMCF). In carrying out its investigation, the Internal Audit Service was supported throughout by an experienced financial auditor from the Wales Audit Office.

16 Mar 2010 - 9:00am

Public services are facing their biggest challenge for at least a generation. The figures in this report show that public services in Wales face significant reductions in their budgets in the coming years. This report is intended to help public services develop that response, by setting out the scale of the challenge they face and the key lessons from our work.

16 Mar 2010 - 9:00am

Cardiff University’s Lean Enterprise Research Centre (LERC) was commissioned to undertake an evaluation of systems thinking in the public sector on behalf of the Wales Audit Office as part of its programme focusing on efficiency and the constrained public sector financial environment.

28 Feb 2010 - 9:19am

This Annual Audit Letter to members of the North Wales 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. 

24 Feb 2010 - 9:02am

This report summarises the joint Wales Audit Office and HMIC findings from the inspection of Gwent Police Authority which took place in October 2009.

21 Jan 2010 - 9:00am

The Assembly Government published a new sustainable development Scheme in May 2009, called One Wales: One Planet. This report looks at Assembly Government
decision making and sustainable development in the 10 year period prior to the publication of this new sustainable development scheme. We asked the question, ‘Is the Assembly Government’s business decision making process supporting its sustainable development objectives?’

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