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…

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…

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How to live by the code

David Jones, a member of our Financial Audit – Tech Team, was recently asked to speak at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA) Local Government Accounting Conference. He told us what he was there for… There are many ominous-sounding terms in auditing and accounting; risk management, scrutinise, accountability, measured, qualified opinion. But…