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Future Audit Arrangements for Community Councils in Wales 


The Auditor General is required to audit the annual accounts of all community and town councils in Wales. The outcomes of this work are published annually on our website.

While the current audit arrangements are designed to be proportionate to the size of individual councils, they do not address some significant audit risks.  

From 2020-21 onwards, we propose a three-year audit programme which is designed to meet statutory responsibilities while providing a sufficient level of audit assurance at a reasonable cost. More detailed information on the proposed arrangements are included in this consultation document.

How to get involved:

The Auditor General is seeking the views of interested parties on the proposed audit arrangements.

Do you have experience or information about the audit of community and town councils in Wales? We would like to hear from you.

Please take our short survey [opens in new window]. The deadline for responses is Thursday 19 March 2020.

About the survey:

The purpose of this survey is to gather views about the proposed audit arrangements for community and town councils in Wales. 

We are not asking for your name or address, but it is possible that we may collect personal information about you if you give information about yourself and data protection laws require that we treat your information fairly and tell you about this in our Fair Processing Notice.

If you would like further information about this work or how we will deal with your information, please email