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Public Spending Code

All Irish public bodies are obliged to treat public funds with care, and to ensure that the best possible value-for-money is obtained whenever public money is being spent or invested. The Public Spending Code is the set of rules and procedures that apply to ensure that these standards are upheld across the Irish public service. The Code brings together in one place all of the elements of the value-for-money framework that has been in force up to now, updated and reformed in some respects. Further information is available at https://govacc.per.gov.ie/the-public-spending-code/

The annual Quality Assurance Report reflects Westmeath County Council’s assessment of compliance with the Public Spending Code. It is based on the best financial, organisational and performance related information available across the various areas of responsibility. In addition to publishing the report, there is a requirement to publish details of all procurements (capital and current) where the value exceeds €10m, both of which are accessible via the links below:

The Quality Assurance Report

Procurement/Project Progress (in excess of €10 million)