Latest Audit Report
Local councils in England with an annual turnover of £6.5 million or less must complete an annual return in accordance with proper practices summarising their activities at the end of each financial year. This must be approved no later than 30 June.
Basically stated, proper practices mean that to inform taxpayers, local councils must prepare a report on their activities for the year, which is externally audited and then published. External audit remains an essential element in accounting for public money. It makes an important contribution to the stewardship of public resources and to the corporate governance of public services. It also supports local democracy by helping to ensure that members and officers are accountable to the communities they serve and by providing assurance that the public money they manage has been properly spent.
The public accountability framework encourages openness and transparency from local councils by requiring that the annual return and external audit reports are made public.
The latest Council Audit took place in June 2019 and covers the 2018-19 Fiscal Year. The Audit Report is made up of two parts as follows
Section 1 - Annual Governance Statement - this section covers how the Council operates and the internal controls that it has to ensure that it is managed in a way that is in accordance with the requirements laid down by the Government
Section 2 - Accounting Statements - this section summarises the council Accounts for the last Fiscal Year
Click on this Link to view the latest Council Audit - Council Audit Report for FY 2018-19