Barriers to the successful Implementation of the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

Receiving evidence

 

The Auditor General for Wales has a duty, under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, to examine and report on the extent to which relevant public bodies have acted in accordance with the ‘sustainable development principle’ when setting and taking steps to meet ‘well-being objectives’.


The Auditor General published his first statutory Report in relation to the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 in May 2020, in line with being available 12 months prior to elections in respect of the Senedd.


The Future Generations Commissioner also has a similar requirement and her first Report was also published May 2020.


The Chair’s Forum met in March 2020 and agreed that the Public Accounts Committee would lead on examining these Reports.


The Public Accounts Committee received briefings from both the Auditor General for Wales and the Future Generations Commissioner in May 2020 and will undertake a wider examination of the Reports during the remainder of this Senedd.

 

A (virtual) Stakeholder Event was held on 12 October 2020 when over 50 participants discussed the Barriers to the successful Implementation of the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and the challenges to ensuring the Act is implemented successfully in the future.

 

The Committee launched a consultation exercise on 12 October which closed on 27 November 2020.

 

Oral evidence sessions are scheduled to take place from December 2020 and during January and February 2021.

 

Evidence Session

Date, Agenda and Minutes

Transcript

Video

Panel 1:

Auditor General for Wales

 

Panel 2:

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Cymru)

Sustrans Cymru

Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)

Monday 14 December 2020

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Panel 1:

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Velindre University NHS Trust

Panel 2:
Hywel Dda University Health Board*
Powys Teaching Health Board*

*Unable to attend due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Monday 11 January 2021

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Panel 1:

Ceredigion County Council

Isle of Anglesey County Council

 

Panel 2:

Flintshire County Council

Powys County Council

Monday 18 January 2021

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Panel 1:

National Library of Wales

National Museum of Wales

 

Panel 2:

National Resources Wales

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

Public Health Wales

Monday 25 January 2021

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Panel 1: Future Generations Commissioner

Panel 2: Welsh Government

Monday 1 February 2021

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Business type: Other

Status: Inquiry in progress

First published: 28/04/2020

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