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Abertillery and Llanhilleth Community Council - Unlawful payments and governance failings
14 October 2021

This report in the public interest has been prepared in accordance with Section 22 of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004.

Our report in the public interest found unlawful payments were made and serious governance failings and deficiencies at the Council.

These failings included not properly scrutinising payments to its former Clerk and failing to ensure they had proper arrangements in place to secure value for money when purchasing goods and services.

There are lessons to be learnt by all community councils in Wales on the importance of having effective internal controls and good governance in place to protect the public purse.  

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