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The Auditor General is the statutory external auditor of most of the Welsh public sector.
Our key strength is our wide range of skills and knowledge that has arisen from our position as the the statutory external auditor
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Governance and oversight at Audit Wales
Our accounts are audited by an independent firm appointed by the Welsh Parliament.
Our Executive Leadership Team is responsible for directing the organisation
The Auditor General is responsible for auditing most of the public money spent in Wales.
See our work around the COVID-19 pandemic
Audit Services has a reach of over 800 public bodies across Wales covering financial and performance audit
Our programme of shared learning events focusses on topics that are common across public services
Having a strategic, dynamic and high quality audit programme is a key focus of our strategy
The NFI matches data across organisations and systems to help public bodies identify fraud and overpayments.
We work with others from across the Welsh public sector and beyond
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We look at how councils have had to make some rapid decisions about how best to run their services during COVID-19.
Given the speed in which the pandemic hit the UK in March, it was inevitable that emergency governance arrangements would be needed.
Effective scrutiny is a key component of good, transparent decision-making, and an essential pillar of the democratic process. The use of emergency powers has helped councils take necessary decisions when time was of the essence.
Most councils have now begun to hold Cabinet meetings, but only half of them will have held virtual meetings of their scrutiny committees by the middle of July.
We look at the benefits that virtual meetings offer. They could cut councillors’ travel time, costs, and associated environmental impact. In addition, the live webcasting of meetings has the potential to increase public accessibility and engagement with council business.
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