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Corporate assessment and annual improvement reports

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Reports from the Welsh Audit Office about how the Council has approached improvement over time and giving analysis of the Council's arrangements to help it improve.
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The Auditor General is required by the Local Government (Wales) Measure (2009) (the Measure) to undertake an annual Improvement Assessment for each improvement authority in Wales, that is, local councils, national parks and fire and rescue authorities.

In order to fulfil this requirement the Wales Audit Office will undertake:

  • Corporate Assessment - an assessment of an authority's arrangements to secure continuous improvement; and
  • Performance Assessment - an assessment of whether an authority has achieved its planned improvements.

The approach is designed to enable a whole organisation assessment at each authority to be undertaken in a standardised way. Taken together these two assessments will form the basis of an annual report to citizens, known as the Annual Improvement Report.

Older versions of the reports found on this page are available on request from

External Inspection and regulation

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