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Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

Schedule 1 – Annual Reports by other public bodies

56.This Schedule does not apply to the Welsh Ministers, by virtue of section 13(1) of the Act.

57.Schedule 1 requires public bodies to report annually on their progress towards meeting their well-being objectives.

58.Those public bodies that are subject to paragraph 1 of this Schedule must report in respect of each financial year. Section 55(1) of the Act defines financial year as ‘the period of 12 months ending with 31 March’.

59.Paragraph 2 requires Local Health Boards and NHS Trusts (at the time of commencement of the Act Public Health Wales NHS Trust and Velindre NHS Trust) to report in respect of each accounting year. The term accounting year is used in line with the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006.

60.Paragraph 3 makes specific provisions in respect of the Natural Resources Body for Wales.

61.The Natural Resources Body for Wales (Establishment) Order 2012 requires the Natural Resources Body for Wales to prepare an ‘annual report’ detailing how it has discharged its functions during that financial year. Paragraph 3 amends this Order so that the annual report must also detail the progress made by the body in meeting its well-being objectives.

62.The annual reports required under paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 1 must be published as soon as reasonably practicable following the end of the financial year to which the report relates.

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