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Finance Committee

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NEW REPORT: Read the Finance Committee’s report on the Appointment of the Non-Executive Members and Chair of the Wales Audit Office (PDF 313KB).

NEW REPORT: Read the Finance Committee’s report on its inquiry into a legislative budget process (PDF 793KB).

NEW CONSULTATION: The Finance Committee has launched its inquiry into the implementation of the Wales Act 2014 and operation of the Fiscal Framework. Closing Date: 4 September 2020.

NEW REPORT: Read the Finance Committee’s report on its inquiry into the impact of variations in national and sub-national income tax (PDF, 2MB)

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The Committee was established on 22 June 2016. The Committee’s remit, amended following a resolution in Plenary on 13 November 2019, is as follows:


a) to carry out the functions of the responsible committee set out in Standing Orders 18.10, 18.11, 18A.2(iv) and (v), 19 and 20 of the Senedd;


b) under Standing Orders 19 and 20, the committee’s responsibilities include considering any report or document laid before the Senedd concerning the use of resources, or expenditure from the Welsh Consolidated Fund, including undertaking budget scrutiny of the bodies directly funded from the Welsh Consolidated Fund;


c) under Standing Orders 18.10 and 18.11, the committee’s responsibilities include oversight of the governance of the Wales Audit Office, as set out in the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013;


d) under Standing Order 18A.2(iv) and (v), to exercise budgetary functions in relation to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales;


e) the committee also considers any proposals for, and the progress of the devolution of fiscal powers to Wales as part of its responsibilities;


f) the committee may also scrutinise legislation introduced to the Senedd.





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Mike Hedges AMNick Ramsay AMMark Reckless AM


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Clerk: Bethan Davies.

Postal address:
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Phone: 0300 200 6372


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