Welsh land and buildings not delivering value for money, says Auditor General
|Briefing - click here to download the Buildings Management National Briefing|
The Welsh public sector spends over £500 million each year running land and buildings worth some £12 billion. But most organisations' land and buildings are not keeping pace with changing demands or delivering the best possible value for money. The condition of public sector land and buildings is generally poor and many organisations are breaching statutory health and safety requirements.
These are some of the findings contained in a buildings management briefing published today by the Auditor General. The briefing paper summarises the findings from detailed work reported locally to 30 of the larger Welsh public sector bodies including local government, police, fire and most central government bodies, and drawing also on existing information about buildings management in the NHS.
The briefing paper is designed to sit alongside material on the Wales Audit Office's Good Practice Exchange website. The site contains case studies, good practice principles, self assessment tools, and useful web links.