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    Consequences for learners’ progress and school budgets if teachers’ absence from the classroom not managed well
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    Better Law Making: our latest think piece
    Drawing on its post-legislative examination of four significant laws, in conjunction with five very recent reports, Audit Wales considers some of t
  • Avoiding a return to rough sleeping after the pandemic
  • Some positive progress but auditor general unable to give a clean bill of health to four health board accounts for fourth year running
  • Cost increases and delays on the A465 Section 2 road improvement
  • Planning services under-resourced and underperforming
    Planning services in Wales are struggling to manage a complex system in the face of insufficient capacity and reducing resources.
  • ‘No-deal’ Brexit planning is being ramped up, but the picture varies across Wales’ public services
    Planning for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit is being taken seriously across Wales and many public bodies have ramped up their efforts since the summer of 2018,
  • Inadequacies in governance and financial management at two community councils
    The Auditor General for Wales has today (30 January 2019) published reports in the public interest highlighting inadequacies in governance, financi
  • Discounted bus travel for young people
    The ‘MyTravelPass’ scheme, which has given 16-18 year olds a third off the price of bus journeys in Wales, has cost the Welsh Government significan
  • Wales “working well” to implement fiscal devolution
    The Welsh Revenue Authority and Welsh Treasury are working well to implement plans to transfer certain taxes and borrowing powers from the UK Gover
  • Local Government needs to do more to develop a strong data culture
    Local authorities in Wales are sitting on a ‘rich vein’ of personal, financial and community data that could help them develop more efficient and e
  • Public interest reports into failures in governance and financial management at four community councils
    Similar issues were identified at each of the councils. Typically, these were:
  • The Welsh Government’s relationship with Pinewood
    It sets out the facts associated with the Collaboration Agreement entered into by both parties in February 2014 to promote TV and film production i
  • Council investment in accommodation for adults with learning disabilities is meeting current demand
    Local authorities need to address significant challenges if they are to ensure they continue to meet the long-term accommodation needs of p
  • People facing language and communication barriers need more support to help access public services
    Public bodies can do more to help people who face language and communication barriers access the services they need.