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Welsh fleet review offers public sector improvements

Oct. 16, 2008
A white paper published by the Wales Audit Office makes recommendations for public sector vehicle fleets by compiling reviews of the fleet management arrangements at 50 Welsh public sector bodies

A white paper published by the Wales Audit Office makes recommendations for public sector vehicle fleets by compiling reviews of the fleet management arrangements at 50 Welsh public sector bodies.

According to the paper, most organizations in Wales have not made the best use of their resources, as they “do not have robust fleet management strategies and have not fully considered environmental issues,” for example. However, it also highlights many good practice examples from across the public sector as a way to showcase efficiency improvements that can be implemented.

“Our report celebrates the many things that are being done well around fleet management in Wales,” said Wales Audit Office COO Anthony Snow. “It also highlights areas where public services should sharpen up their approach. The Wales Audit Office is all about promoting improvement, sharing good practice and making recommendations for change. Fleet management is an important area where even small changes can make a big difference to service delivery.”

The white paper follows the launch of the Wales Audit Office’s web-based Good Practice Exchange guide to fleet management, launched this July, which includes an online guide, good practice principles, self-assessment tools, case studies and a directory of terms.

The Wales Audit Office is an independent entity that is responsible for the annual audit of £20 billion of annual public expenditure and £30 billion worth of public assets, committed to helping organizations find and implement good practice procedures.

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