September 20, 2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

Councillors given more insight into how Powys’ building projects are funded and managed

A NEW framework has been established which will allow councillors to look at many more aspects of Powys County Council’s building programme.

At the Governance and Audit committee on Friday, July 30, the report on Capital Programme Assurance and Governance was welcomed by members.

In recent months, councillors have had concerns about costs of the council’s ambitious building programme.

Worries have previously been aired on whether interest payments on borrowing to fund schemes could affect council finances and how this affects decisions around setting council tax in the future.

Committee chairman, Cllr John Morris, said: “We’ve raised this on a number of occasions, and we’ve been working with Jane Thomas (head of finance