Welsh auditor general orders overhaul of code of practice

1 Feb 18

The Welsh auditor general has called for an overhaul of the Code of Audit practice, which he hopes to re-launch in the Spring.

Huw Vaughan Thomas, Welsh auditor general, has published a consultation on a revised Code of Audit Practice and is asking for views and comments of the public and stakeholders to help draw up the new framework.

The consultation, which will be open until 26 March 2018, has asked contributors whether the auditor general’s core principles of being publicly focused, independent, proportionate and accountable are agreeable.

As well as this, the auditor general is seeking feedback on how to improve the code to further support the sustainable development principle.

The auditor general is responsible for the annual audit of much of the public money Wales spends, including the £15bn that is used by the National Assembly.

Assistant auditor general Anthony Barrett said: “The revised principles proposed in this consultation will allow us to maximise the contribution auditors can make to democratic accountability.

“The utmost importance is put on the quality of work conducted on behalf of the auditor general in helping the people of Wales know whether public money is being managed wisely, and public bodies in Wales understand how to improve outcomes.”


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