Damning report from the Auditor General ’Welsh Government lacking transparency
Commenting on the report by the Auditor General for Wales on the payment of more than £80,000 to the former Welsh Government Permanent Secretary, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance, Peter Fox MS, said:
“The Auditor General’s report is damning and clearly shows a lack of transparency and openness in the workings of the Welsh Government.
“It is a very surprising that the Welsh Government paid the former Permanent Secretary nearly £40,000 and yet kept no records for why the payment was needed or who authorised it.
“Further still, the Auditor General is at a loss as to why the Welsh Government paid out more than £30,000 for payment in lieu of notice when the employee wasn’t entitled to it.
“This report raises more questions than it answers and the First Minister needs to urgently explain what action he is taking to get the answers the Welsh public deserves.”