CPA UK hosted the Westminster Workshop on Public Financial Oversight from 19-23 October 2020.
This was a virtual programme for Chairs, members and clerks of Public Accounts Committees (or equivalent committees) across the Commonwealth to share good practices and increase understanding of accountability and oversight. Sessions focussed on a range of topics including working with supreme audit institutions, best practice for writing reports and recommendations, working towards the Sustainable Development Goals and looking at the challenges and opportunities of virtual ways of working during COVID-19 and ensuring the continuation of parliamentary scrutiny.
The Workshop provided participants with opportunities for networking, discussions and group work, alongside panel discussions and Q&A sessions with speakers.
Working with oversight committees such as Public Accounts Committees is one of the key ways that CPA UK supports financial scrutiny, ensuring members have the technical expertise and knowledge to hold governments to account on behalf of their citizens.
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