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Coming Up

Magazine article Public Finance

Coming Up

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HELP FOR THE OVER 55S

The Wales Audit Office is asking people aged over 55 how well local councils are doing in helping them to retain independence. Older residents are being asked to participate in a survey on access to information, advice and support for healthy living, social activities and leisure services. The auditor general for Wales, Huw Vaughan Thomas, said it was vital that local authorities prioritise services for older people. Once collected, the data will inform a WAO report to be published later this year.

OPEN BOOK UNDER SCRUTINY

The National Audit Office is turning its attention to Open Book Accounting which provides greater financial visibility on suppliers. A baseline survey of the government's current use of open book is scheduled to be published in the summer. Case studies will examine how public and private sector organisations can use it and other tech niques to better understand their supply chain. The auditors will also make recommendations on how the government can improve its own practices.

RESTORING MUSSEL REEFS

In Northern Ireland, auditors are looking at action taken by the Departments of Environment and Agriculture and Rural Development to protect and restore the rare horse mussel reefs on the seabed of Strangford Lough. …

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