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Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013

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23General provision relating to fees
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(1)Fees and other sums received by the Auditor General must be paid to the WAO.

(2)The WAO may charge a fee in relation to the audit of a person’s accounts or statement of accounts by the Auditor General.

(3)The WAO may charge a fee in relation to—

(a)an examination, certification or report under paragraph 18(3) of Schedule 8 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 (certain examinations into the economy etc with which a person has used resources);

(b)an examination under section 145 of the Government of Wales Act 1998 (examinations into the use of resources) or a study under section 145A of that Act (studies for improving economy etc in services), where undertaken at a person’s request;

(c)an examination or study undertaken by the Auditor General at a person’s request under section 46(4) of the Environment Act 1995;

(d)any services provided or functions exercised under section 19.

(4)The WAO must charge a fee in relation to—

(a)the provision of services to a body under paragraph 20 of Schedule 8 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 (certification of claims, returns etc at the request of a body);

(b)a study at the request of an educational body under section 145B of the Government of Wales Act 1998.

(5)Fees under this section—

(a)may only be charged in accordance with a scheme prepared by the WAO under section 24;

(b)may not exceed the full cost of exercising the function to which the fee relates;

(c)are payable to the WAO by the person to whom the function being exercised relates.

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