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Consideration of proposals to amend the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

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:

  • Fee charging 
  • Quorum arrangements of the Wales Audit Office board    
  • Wales Audit Office reporting arrangements
  • Issues with laying and reporting accounts

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:

Committee Clerk

Finance Committee

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. Guidance 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.

Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.

Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered the Assembly’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

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