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15 Mar 2013 - 5:31pm

The Auditor General, under the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 is required to report on audit and assessment work in relation to whether the Council has discharged its duties and met the requirements of the Measure. 

1 Mar 2013 - 8:59am

This report summarises my findings from the audit work I have undertaken at Public Health Wales NHS Trust (the Trust) during 2012.

28 Feb 2013 - 9:00am

This report summarises the findings from our local work to present a view of how the amended consultant contract is being implemented across Wales. The overall conclusion from our work is that all the intended benefits are not being achieved largely because the amended contract has not been underpinned by effective job planning. 


21 Feb 2013 - 9:00am

This report examines whether the public bodies in Wales are procuring and managing consultancy services in a way that delivers good value for money. 

17 Jan 2013 - 9:00am

This report examines whether FCW, where appropriate together with the Welsh Government, has effectively implemented previous audit recommendations to optimise the long-term benefits of forestry. In order to give a meaningful account of FCW’s progress we have grouped recommendations into a series of themes, such as procurement, risk management and grant management.

20 Dec 2012 - 9:00am

Our reviews sought to answer the question; “Are councils’ arrangements for developing, using and supporting technology likely to support continuous improvement?” We undertook these reviews within the strategic context of the Welsh Government’s aim of developing common approaches to ICT.

17 Dec 2012 - 8:49am

This report sets out the results of my special inspection of Pembrokeshire County Council (the Council) under Section 21 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 (the Measure). The Measure requires me to mention any matter in respect of which I believe, because of the inspection, that the Council is failing to comply with the requirements of Part 1 of the Measure (local government improvement). While my inspection has not led me to question the Council’s co-operation with the Board or the potential that exists, it has identified serious and on-going concerns.

6 Dec 2012 - 9:00am

Our study examined whether the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 has led to effective arrangements for emergency planning and resilience of communities that provide sufficient protection to the public in Wales. 

4 Dec 2012 - 9:00am

This, my second annual report on local authority accounts, summarises the results of auditors’ work for 2011-12 at the following types of authorities in Wales: Unitary authorities (including eight pension funds), Police authorities, Fire and rescue authorities and National park authorities

22 Nov 2012 - 9:00am

This update report shows that NHS bodies have struggled to manage within their current resource limits in the first half of the year.