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Public Sector

Deloitte in Wales

It’s not just our breadth and depth of capabilities that make us a leading adviser for so many public sector organisations. In a continually changing, challenging and often complex environment, you need auditors and advisers who will work closely with you to professionally and effectively address your specific business requirements. Our specialist public sector team based in South Wales can assist your organisation across all aspects of the services you provide by combining our local knowledge and expertise with our global reach. With our hands-on approach we can help you respond efficiently to today’s dynamic environment whatever your size, location or need.

Issues & trends

Knowing the issues is vital, but you need to understand the implications for your services. Deloitte’s local team has expertise across all areas of public service provision to assist you better understand complex issues and make better strategic decisions.

Find out more about our Global Public Sector Research.

Find out more about the key issues affecting the sector.

Our services

Through our breadth of public sector services outlined below, we strive to assist public sector organisations overcome the challenges they face so that they can deliver the service to which they and their citizens aspire.

Accounting advice

We have extensive experience in the transition from UK to IFRS in the public sector. Our services range from transition risk assessment and restatement to secondments and accounting advice.

For further information contact Ian Howse.


Public sector organisations are constantly evolving: reducing costs, taking on new services, managing the introduction of policy changes and managing risks to existing services. Sometimes our clients need some extra support to increase their capacity, to free up their own specialists or to develop new capabilities. Our local Consulting team can help you to assess your needs and can bring in the right specialism from our national public sector practice of over 2,000 with experience across the broad spectrum of public services. We can help, just at the time you need help most. Our culture is one of working in partnership with our client, to transfer knowledge and to help you achieve self-sufficiency quickly.

For further information contact Liz Jones or Neil McIntyre or find out more.

Employment Tax

We have an experienced national employment tax team, which is located in the region and has extensive experience of working with public sector clients across all sub-sectors. Our team has assisted clients in both employment cost-savings projects and employment tax compliance issues. The team has provided training to the health sector through the Healthcare Financial Management Association and has presented to the South Wales and North Wales payroll user groups for Local Regional Government. Most recently we have launched an initiative to assist the British University Finance Director Group in setting up regional payroll user groups throughout the UK.

For further information contact Ian Stone or Caroline Jones.

External Audit

Deloitte provides external audit services to a number of those public bodies not covered by the framework operated by the Wales Audit Office. We believe that our quality procedures result in the highest quality external offering in the market place.

For further information contact Ian Howse.

Internal Audit

Deloitte provides internal audit services to a wide range of public bodies in the Health, Criminal Justice and Central Government sectors. Our aim is to provide a service which adds value to clients, bringing the global reach of Deloitte to the issues they are facing. We try to answer the question, “How are the most successful organisations doing that” and then share those ideas with our clients. We provide an independent service which challenges organisations to be the best that they can be.

For further information contact Mike Barber or Ian Howse or find out more.

Public Sector Infrastructure

Deloitte provides independent financial advisory services to all types of public sector organisations, focusing on the management, procurement and financing of public infrastructure assets. Our experienced team of specialist advisers with extensive knowledge of the local market has a strong track record of creating and realising value from existing infrastructure assets and / or raising finance for investment in new infrastructure assets in the public sector.

For further information contact Kris Jones or Dewi Hughes or find out more.

Real Estate and Assets

Local Government - Drivers Jonas Deloitte offers a comprehensive range of property services to local authorities. We understand the complexity of local government, the differing requirements of individual councils and the contribution the built environment can make to councils’ corporate priorities.

For further information contact Susan Lynch or see Real Estate and Assets on the Driver Jonas Deloitte site

Health - Drivers Jonas Deloitte's health property consultancy is a market leader in offering specialist property advice to hospitals and healthcare providers. DJD offers a full range of hospital building services from NHS property management to development monitoring. We also advise on Public Private Partnerships (PPP) including projects procured under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and LIFTCos.

For further information contact Nigel Durman or see Health on Driver Jonas Deloitte site.

Education - Drivers Jonas Deloitte has been active in the education sector for over 15 years and we have provided a range of building services from college property management to university building development. We have a wide range of clients including state and independent schools, sixth-form colleges, universities and other higher education establishments.

For further information contact Neil Cole or see Education on Driver Jonas Deloitte site.

Indirect Taxes

We have a thriving Public Sector indirect taxes practice in Wales advising on indirect taxes, predominantly VAT and environmental taxes for all arms of government and public sector bodies.

Our team has specific expertise in advising central, local and regional government, the health sector, education institutions and social housing organisations. In each of these areas we work closely with our audit, consulting and corporate finance colleagues to deliver a range of services, largely focused on generating efficiencies and reducing costs. We also have many retained VAT advisory contracts with a wide range of public sector bodies and regularly work with other public sector clients to deliver cash refunds and other one-off savings. Our fees for our services can range from those that are fully contingent on savings (risk/ reward) to fixed fees, to daily or hourly rates.

For further information contact Daniel Lyons or Gareth Pritchard.

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  • Local authority, national impact
    The role of local authorities in the Free Schools and Academies policy

Key contacts

  • Ian Howse
    Partner – Audit
    Direct: 029 2026 4319
  • Michael Barber
    Partner – Internal Audit
    Direct: 020 7007 3031
  • Daniel Lyons
    Partner – VAT
    Direct: 0117 984 2748
  • Liz Jones
    Director - Consulting
    Direct: 029 2026 4359
  • Gareth Pritchard
    Director – VAT
    Direct: 029 2026 4294

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