Organisational change at Natural Resources Wales

Public service re-organisation is never far from conversation in Wales, particularly given the future mergers proposed for local government. One public body that has already dealt with a significant amount of change is Natural Resources Wales (NRW). The Welsh Government created NRW on 1 April 2013, replacing three legacy bodies – the Countryside Council for…

Devolution at 16 – What now for Wales?

In the following blog post Mike Usher, reflecting on his recent speech at the Devolution Wales conference, looks at what’s next for Wales with devolution now in its teens. Mike looks back over the key audit findings of the last few years and addresses both the forward challenges we face and the requirement that brings…