I’m not a survey

Duncan Mackenzie, Performance Auditor, tells us more about the calls for evidence he and the Local Government Studies team undertook recently to inform their 2018-19 studies and why they are important for our work. In the world of audit, opinions matter. The cliché exists that auditing is just about crunching numbers, but in reality they…

Making savings and planning ahead

In the following blog, the Wales Audit Office’s Local Government Manager Jeremy Evans talks about how savings planning plays a vital role in supporting council financial resilience, following the release of the Auditor General for Wales’ report Savings Planning in Councils in Wales. Effective savings planning is critical for the effective stewardship of public money…

Releasing open data – — Good Practice Exchange at The Wales Audit Office

Darllenwch y flogbost yn Gymraeg How can organisations release Open Data? Dyfrig Williams looks at the process of making the data behind the Wales Audit Office’s Local Government Financial Statements report freely available, and shares the dataset at the bottom of this post. I’ve previously blogged on how the Wales Audit Office is looking to […]…