Assembly Commission Governance
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(02-21) Paper 10 - Draft Annual Report and Accounts 2020-21 - cover paper
(02-21) Paper 10 – Annex A – draft Annual Report Narrative
(02-21) Paper 10 – Annex B – draft Statement of Accounts
(02-21) Paper 10 – Annex C – draft Annual Governance Statement
Jones outlined the annual report narrative section which, as in the previous
year, included a table to highlight a summary of activity and analysis of
performance during the year in a concise way. Inevitably, there was a focus on
how the organisation had reacted in an agile and positive way to the pandemic.
The focus going forward was on embedding new ways of working into business as
In relation to the Statement of Accounts, Nia
highlighted that this was presented for information on the format only at this
early stage. She added that targets outlined in the 2020-21 Audit Plan had been
met and that the final accounts would be ready to present formally to the
Committee at the meeting on 18 June 2021.
The Committee commended the Commission on its
remarkable performance during a remarkable year. Committee members commented on
the length of the narrative section and its readability but acknowledged that
best practice guidance had been diligently followed on its content. They also
suggested consideration of an executive summary to focus on key messages and
the inclusion of details on potential capital spend on the estate. They also
commented that the report should be a key briefing document for the new
Commissioners once appointed.
Arwyn thanked the Committee members for their
constructive feedback. In terms of readability he outlined plans to making the
report more interactive in future years, with better use of graphics. In terms of the content and length of the
report, Manon added that positive feedback had been received on previous
reports from the Senedd’s Public Accounts and Finance Committees.
Officials agreed to consider the specific comments
raised at the meeting and Committee members agreed to send detailed comments to
the Clerking team by 7 May.
ARAC members to send detailed comments on the draft Annual Report and Accounts
to the Clerking team by 7 May.