Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Owain Roberts 

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Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the virtual meeting of the Finance Committee.



Audit Wales - Introductory briefing

Adrian Crompton, Auditor General for Wales

Lindsay Foyster, Chair of the Wales Audit Office 

Kevin Thomas, Executive Director of Corporate Services

Ann-Marie Harkin, Executive Director of Audit Services 

Anne-Louise Clark, Executive Director of Communication and Change


Supporting papers:

FIN(6)-04-21 P1 – Audit Wales: Presentation slides

Supporting documents:


2.1 The Committee received a briefing from the Auditor General for Wales, Chair of the Wales Audit Office and Audit Wales officials.



Oversight of the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales (PSOW) - Consideration of remuneration arrangements

Supporting papers:

FIN(6)-04-21 P2 – Remuneration arrangements of the PSOW

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3.1 The Committee considered and agreed the remuneration arrangements for the recruitment of the next Public Services Ombudsman for Wales.



Landfill Disposals Tax: Independent Review

Supporting papers:

FIN(6)-04-21 P3 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government: Landfill Disposals Tax Independent Review – 12 July 2021

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4.1 The Committee considered proposed scope of the independent review of Landfill Disposals Tax and agreed to respond to the Minister.



Budget Review Group

Supporting papers:

FIN(6)-04-21 P4 - Budget Review Group: Background paper

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5.1 The Committee considered the background paper on a proposed Budget Review Group.



Welsh Government Draft Budget scrutiny 2022-23: Consideration of approach

Supporting papers:

FIN(6)-04-21 P5 Approach to budget scrutiny

FIN(6)-04-21 P6 Consultation letter

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6.1 The Committee considered its approach to scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s forthcoming draft budget 2022-23.



Welsh Treasury - Introductory briefing

Andrew Jeffreys, Director Treasury, Welsh Government


7.1 The Committee received a briefing from Andrew Jeffreys, Director, Welsh Treasury.



Consideration of the Committee's Forward Work Programme

Supporting papers:

FIN(6)-04-21 P7 Forward Work Programme

FIN(6)-04-21 P8 Letter from the Chair of the Welsh Affairs Committee: Future committee collaboration – 26 July 2021

FIN(6)-04-21 P9 Letter from the Chair of the Committee for Finance, Northern Ireland Assembly: Collaborative working and the devolved budget process – 3 Sept 2021

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8.1 The Committee considered its Forward Work Programme and related correspondence.