Public services in Wales

CIPFA-Briefing-Paper-Public-Finances-in-Wales--FINAL

Summary

This CIPFA Briefing explains how public resources are used to provide services for the people of Wales. It highlights the importance of strong public financial management, looks at the prospect of future devolved taxation powers and emphasises the need for a clear and transparent financial framework and powers to properly manage Welsh public resources.

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Published

Apr 2016

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CIPFA

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The central and simple principle between the use of public money and public services is the need to optimise outcomes for the people of Wales from the resources available. Yet, the link between taxpayer funding and how those public services are provided for the people of Wales is not readily understood.
 

This CIPFA Briefing explains how public resources are used to provide services for the people of Wales. The importance of strong financial management is highlighted. The prospect of future devolved taxation powers for Wales also emphasises the need for a clear and transparent financial framework and powers to properly manage Welsh public resources.