Head of State: HM King Charles III
Government: the Executive Council
Capital City (location of Parliament): Stanley
Unicameral/Bicameral: Unicameral - Legislative Assembly (11)
CPA UK & Falkland Islands
CPA UK has collaborated with the Falkland Islands' Legislative Assembly and its, constitutionally independent, Public Accounts Committee (PAC), on parliamentary strengthening programmes focusing on diverse issues, ranging from public financial scrutiny to parliamentary outreach. The Falkland Islands regularly engages in bilateral and multilateral activities delivered as part of the CPA UK-led UK Overseas Territories Project which focuses on good governance and oversight of public finances. UKOTP continues to offer support to the PAC of the Falkland Islands, delivering a Public Accounts Committee Workshop in June 2019, designed to explore the role and remit of the PAC and how it can be more effective in the oversight of public finances.
CPA UK values the strong relationship with the Falkland Islands and looks forward to future collaboration with elected representatives, auditors, and electoral officials through Phase Two of the UKOTP, and other CPA UK programmes.
Fifth Overseas Territories Forum on Oversight of Public Finances and Good Governance, Westminster, 29 November - 1 December 2022
Parliamentarians, clerks, electoral officials, and external and internal auditors from across the UK Overseas Territories travelled to Westminster to attend the fifth Overseas Territories Forum. The Forum was delivered by CPA UK, in collaboration with the National Audit Office, and the Government Internal Audit Agency. Over the three days, the Forum offered the opportunity for delegates to discuss and share knowledge through panel discussions, presentations, workshops, and meetings.
To read the Fifth Overseas Territories Forum Report, click here.
Westminster Seminar, Westminster, 14-18 March 2022
The 70th edition of CPA UK's flagship programme for newly-elected parliamentarians and clerks, providing a unique platform for participants to network and engage with counterparts; exploring approaches to parliamentary democracy, practice and procedure in the context of parliamentary systems from across the Commonwealth, drawing comparisons between different legislatures.
Fourth Overseas Territories Forum on Oversight of Public Finances & Good Governance, Virtual, 30 November - 2 December 2021
Key actors from the UK and the Overseas Territories met virtually from 30 November to 2 December for the Oversight of Public Finance and Good Governance Forum 2021. This was the fourth programme of its kind, designed to bring together key stakeholders from across the Overseas Territories, including Speakers, Members, and Clerks from Legislatures, as well as Internal and External Auditors and Electoral Officials, to explore issues relating to good governance and oversight of public finances.
PAC Inquiry Workshop, Virtual, 11-22 October 2021
CPA UK hosted two, five-day virtual training workshops for Commonwealth Public Accounts Committees, giving delegates an opportunity to explore each stage of an inquiry process from evidence gathering and effective questioning techniques to reports, recommendations, and media engagement.
Clerk Leadership Group, Virtual, April 2021 to present
The Clerk Leadership Group was launched in April 2021 and is a network designed to provide a forum for clerks from across the Overseas Territories to share their knowledge, expertise, and best practices on parliamentary clerk services with one another. The Clerk Leadership Groups meets at least once a quarter.
Featured Past Programmes
Falkland Islands PAC Workshop 2019, Stanley, 11-13 June 2019
CPA UK sent a small delegation to the Falkland Islands to deliver a comprehensive workshop designed to increase the skills and processes of the members and clerk of the Falkland Islands PAC. The report can be found here.
Induction for new Members of the Legislative Assembly, Stanley, 21-23 November 2017
CPA UK organised an in-territory programme to strengthen the knowledge, skills and confidence of the Members and officials of the Legislative Assembly. Delegates from devolved Legislatures, the crown dependencies, and the UK Parliament shared their knowledge and experience with participants.
Public Accounts Committee Clerk Induction Programme, Westminster and the Isle of Man, 9-12 October 2017
CPA UK facilitated a familiarisation programme for the new Clerk of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Falkland Islands. The Clerk met his counterparts, PAC Chairs and other stakeholders in the UK Parliament and Tynwald to discuss good practice in public financial scrutiny.