The Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013 was introduced in July 2012 and became law in Wales on 29 April 2013. The Act aimed to strengthen and improve the accountability and governance arrangements relating to the Auditor General for Wales and the Wales Audit Office whilst protecting the Auditor General for Wales independence and objectivity.
The Finance Committee of the National Assembly for Wales is conducting post-legislative scrutiny of the Act, which will focus on two areas:
1. To explore issues raised by the Auditor General for Wales and Wales Audit Office in regard of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013; including:
2. To consider to what extent other aspects of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013 may benefit from revision.
If you are an audited body in Wales, the Committee is particularly interested in your views on the fee charging regime.
Invitation to contribute to the inquiry
The Committee welcomes evidence from those with an interest in this subject.
If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, please provide a brief description of the role of your organisation.
If you wish to submit evidence, please send an electronic copy of your submission to: . Alternatively, you can write to:
National Assembly for Wales
Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA.
Submissions should arrive by 3 May 2019. It may not be possible to take into account responses received after this date. for those providing evidence for committees is available.
Providing Written Evidence
The National Assembly for Wales has two official languages, Welsh and English.
In line with the Assembly’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in National Assembly proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.
We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.
Disclosure of information
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