Meetings

Financial Management and Governance in Community Councils

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 24/02/2020 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 2)

2 Financial Management and Governance in Community Councils: Letter from the Welsh Government (31 January 2020) and Auditor General for Wales Report - Financial management and governance – Community and town councils 2018-19 (6 February 2020)

Auditor General for Wales Report - Financial management and governance – Community and town councils 2018-19

 

Welsh Government Statement: Support for Financial Management and Governance in the Community and Town Council Sector in Wales in 2020-21(12 February 2020)

 

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 06/01/2020 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 2)

2 Financial Management and Governance in Community Councils: Letter from the Welsh Government (11 December 2019)

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Meeting: 25/11/2019 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 2)

Financial Management and Governance in Community Councils: Auditor General for Wales briefing

Minutes:

2.1 The Wales Audit Office gave a briefing on the financial management and governance in Community Councils.

 


Meeting: 25/11/2019 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 5)

5 Financial Management and Governance in Community Councils: Evidence session with the Welsh Government

Research Briefing

PAC(5)-30-19 Paper 2 – Welsh Government

 

Tracey Burke – Director General, Education and Public Services Group, Welsh Government

Reg Kilpatrick – Director, Local Government, Welsh Government

Claire Germain, Deputy Director, Local Government Transformation & Partnerships, Welsh Government

 

 

 

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Minutes:

5.1 The Committee questioned the Welsh Government on the financial management and governance in Community Councils.

5.2 Tracey Burke agreed to send details of the number of uncontested seats from the  town and community councils elections held in 2017.

 


Meeting: 25/11/2019 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 7)

Financial Management and Governance in Community Councils: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

7.1 Members considered the evidence received.

 


Meeting: 19/06/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 4)

4 Correspondence from the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee regarding the Auditor General for Wales' discussion paper - 6 June 2019

Paper 2

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Minutes:

4.2 The Committee noted the correspondence from the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee regarding the Auditor General for Wales' discussion paper.


Meeting: 03/06/2019 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 2)

2 Financial Management and Governance in Community Councils: Correspondence from the Welsh Government (9 May 2019)

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Meeting: 01/05/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee - Making Scrutiny ‘Fit for the Future’

Paper 2

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Minutes:

5.1a The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee regarding making scrutiny ‘Fit for the Future’


Meeting: 25/03/2019 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 4)

4 Financial Management and Governance in Community Councils: Briefing from the Wales Audit Office

Research Briefings

PAC(5)-09-19 Paper 1 - Auditor General for Wales Report - Internal Audit Arrangements at Town and Community Councils in Wales (January 2019)

PAC(5)-09-19 Paper 2 - Auditor General for Wales Report - Financial Management and Governance in Community Councils 2017-18 (January 2019)

PAC(5)-09-19 Paper 3 - Auditor General for Wales Discussion Paper: Six themes to help make scrutiny ‘Fit for the Future’ (February 2019)

PAC(5)-09-19 Paper 4 – Letter from Anthony Barrett, Assistant Auditor General for Wales, outlining changes to audit procedures for the public sector (21 February 2019)

 

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Minutes:

4.1 Members were briefed by the Wales Audit Office on the Auditor General’s Reports on Town and Community Councils.

4.2 It was agreed that the Chair will write to the Welsh Government regarding the Auditor General for Wales’ findings and will also write to the Chair of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee advising them of the discussion paper.


Meeting: 06/03/2017 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 9)

9 Financial Management and Governance in Community Councils 2015-16: Auditor General for Wales Report

Research Briefing

PAC(5)-08-17 Paper 5 – Auditor General for Wales Report

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Minutes:

9.1 The Committee received a briefing on the Auditor General for Wales’ report on his recent report on Financial Management and Governance in Community Councils 2015-16.

9.2 The Committee agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government expressing their concern at weaknesses in financial management and governance across the sector and invite his observations on the Auditor General’s findings. On receipt of his response, the Committee will return to this issue.


 

 

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