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Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013

This Act became law in Wales on 29 April 2013.


The Act provides for more open and effective governance of the Auditor General for Wales (AGW) and the Wales Audit Office (WAO) while protecting the AGW’s independence from the Welsh Government and Assembly. It also consolidates the legislation relating to the current AGW and the audit and examination functions of devolved persons and bodies in Wales.


The Act strengthens and improves the accountability and governance of the AGW and the WAO, and consolidates legislation applicable to the AGW’s audit and value for money, whilst protecting the AGW’s independence.

More information

Full details of the Act are available from the National Assembly for Wales (external website).