'We will help public services deliver for people of Wales', says Auditor General
The Auditor General for Wales' annual report and accounts for 2010-11, published today, sets out the substantial programme of financial and performance audit work the Wales Audit Office has delivered.
Reviews as varied as major transport projects and hospital catering have made a major impact. New, more consistent assessments in health and local government have complemented the financial audit of accounts across the Welsh public sector. And, in recognition of the financial pressures public bodies are facing, the Wales Audit Office has reduced its total fees by eight per cent between 2009 and 2011.
At the same time, the Auditor General has been concentrating on improving the governance of the Wales Audit Office. Having addressed issues with the 2009-10 accounts and pursued a rigorous round of savings and efficiency improvements, the Wales Audit Office has redressed a difficult financial position and emerged in better shape to help Wales deal with the financial challenges ahead.