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LGBT at the WAO

Yes, we like an acronym.  We also like diversity in our workforce, where all differences matter. When I attended Stonewall’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) role model training, it shocked me to find that 75% of people who are LGBT are less likely to be ‘out’ at work.  This means that they are unable…

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Clear as mud…

Our latest report looks at Community Safety in Wales, report author Nick Selwyn takes a look at the report and tries to unravel the complex web of community safety in Wales. Community safety is a term we all use regularly and it is often judged a priority – often the top priority – for action…

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WFG Act Early Adopters: Six months on…

Originally posted on Good Practice Exchange at The Wales Audit Office: Hazel Clatworthy and Matthew Gatehouse, Monmouthshire County Council, presented at a shared learning seminar on the Future Generations Act back in March, when the legislation hadn’t actually come into force.  Their experience was based on their work as “early adopters” of the Act. Six…

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Living in interesting times

Our latest report, Financial resilience of local authorities in Wales 2015-16, looks at how local authorities are addressing and managing reductions in public expenditure in Wales. Report author, Nick Selwyn, talks about the progress of local authorities in ensuring they have sound financial management arrangements to maintain the important services they provide across Wales which…