The Williams Commission – it’s not just about redrawing boundaries

Wales’ public services face an unprecedented squeeze between spending cuts and growing demand.  I recently worked with Wales Public Services (WPS) 2025 – on a secondment – to examine the long term pressures facing Welsh public services and the potential responses.  These issues have recently been picked up in the proposals that have been made…

Helping local government sharpen up their accounts

Public bodies are currently wrestling with having to deliver more – and better – services with ever-decreasing resources. At the Wales Audit Office, we are encouraging new and innovative approaches as a way for public services to survive these challenging times. But, organisations need to do this alongside maintaining a very sharp focus on effective…