The continuing revelations into the champagne lifestyle of those chosen to protect public money in Wales are reported in today's Western Mail . It concerns (yet again) the ex Chief Operating Officer of the Wales Audit Office, Anthony Snow who decided that the best form of transport to take him to a conference on 'how to save public money' was a £464 chauffeur-driven Mercedes. According to the article, the Welsh Assembly Public Accounts Committee have finally persuaded him to give evidence on the 23rd March. Last week the external auditors of the Wales Audit Office resigned after criticism from the same committee was expressed concerning a £1m 'black hole' in the WAO accounts.
UPDATE 14th FEB;
Just to say that I notice that when Mr Anthony Snow, (see links above) left the Wales Audit Office with a £750k 'secret' retirement package, took up the position of Chief Operating Officer at the Financial Reporting Council which is 'the UK’s independent regulator responsible for promoting confidence in corporate reporting and governance'.
Well well well!