Town and Community Councils

A helping hand for local councils

Everyone knows we have to pay Council Tax, but who keeps an eye on how it’s spent? Councils have to ensure they are open and transparent so they have to prepare their annual accounts up to 31 March each year and these accounts are independently audited. This provides assurance to local taxpayers that their money…

Who is keeping our towns healthy – The often unseen but important role of environmental health

This report (Delivering with less – the impact on environmental health services and citizens) is the first in a series that are going to look at how councils are coping with the increasing demands to ‘Deliver with less’ and it’s something that we are keen to look at further.  In this report we found that…

Assessing the health of our NHS

The NHS matters a great deal to people across Wales. So naturally the management and funding of the service is a matter of constant public debate and attention. Our report, NHS Wales: Overview of Financial and Service Performance 2013-14, provides a sober assessment of the three main aspects of the NHS in Wales: financial management,…