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WATCH: Is public money being used wisely?

WATCH: Is public money being used wisely?

Tuesday 01 August 2023

WATCH: Is public money being used wisely?

Tuesday 01 August 2023

Is taxpayers' money being used wisely? This is the question a panel of politicians will be aiming to answer as part of its newly launched review of the States Annual Report and Accounts for 2022.

Launched on Monday, the review aims to examine whether public funds have been used as intended and whether sound financial practices have been followed.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said its main areas of focus would be:

  • the accuracy, transparency and timeliness of the States Annual Report and Accounts 2022, including whether the Performance Report contained therein presents clearly the Government's performance;

  • whether previously recommendations made by the External Auditors of the States of Jersey have been taken into account; and

  • the reporting of risk and mitigations thereof.

"As part of its role, the PAC evaluates whether public funds have been utilised for their intended purpose by the States of Jersey, including Government Departments, Non-Ministerial Departments, funds, and some subsidiary companies," the Committee's Chair, Deputy Lyndsay Feltham, commented.

"Therefore, it is crucial that we review these documents, to ensure that the Jersey taxpayer not only understands what they should be expecting from the reports, but that they are also receiving the service that they should expect."

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Posted by Martin on

I started typing this 15 minutes ago but after 14 minutes of wheezing guffawing and emitting riotous, contemptuous & belligerent laughter I alighted from the floor & up-righted my office chair to catch my breath & compose myself to write THIS:-

IF they are using public money wisely P L E A S E let me know when I where this has occurred?

I expect if the bits spent wisely were totted up it would FALL SHORT of the £120 MILLION or whatever has been squandered on the NO hospital plan!

IF BWE did a concise chronology of the Govs bumbling & indecisive & quarrelsome efforts they surely could be sold as a management guide!

That,s right - how NOT to manage!

I am about to fall off my chair again for another uncontrollable giggling fit = Arrgh --> Thud!
Posted by Michael Blampied on
No. Next question.
Posted by Keith Marsh on
Quite an east answer really = "No".
Posted by Scott Mills on
my throat is now bleeding from laughing so much over the last few weeks, but this is comedy gold, Least we've got wet beaches.
Posted by Paul Troalic on
What on earth is the point of asking politicians whether public money is being spent wisely.
Surely the people that should be asked is the public?
Ike asking a meat eater to be critical of eating meat.
Absolutely ridiculous.
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