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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.
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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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Our report looks at the financial sustainability of local government.
Before the pandemic, councils were facing tight budgets and in the last decade, council spending has fallen by 8%.
Public borrowing has increased overall due to the pandemic and Welsh Government has allocated £660 million additional funding as well as other additional funding for support, including funding for teachers to cover the cost of catch-up support from education and cleaning materials.
Although councils have received this extra short-term funding from Welsh Government to cover loss in income and extra expenditure over 2020-21 and their financial positions have improved due to this funding, they still face longer-term challenges.
Our review looks at local government financial sustainability during 2020-21 and explores some of the funding pressures councils face.
Funding from Welsh Government to help with the pandemic has meant that councils are financially stable for now but face some challenges in the future. In order to ensure they are able to continue to deliver important local services, they need to develop and implement strategies to strengthen their financial sustainability.