Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Town Council office is closed and officers are working remotely. This also means our phonelines are not currently monitored. All mail can be dropped into the metal postbox on our gate, whilst all enquiries should be emailed to email@example.com – thank you and stay safe.
The Local Audit & Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts & Audit Regulations 2015 set out the responsibilities of all local councils in respect of their accounting and auditing procedures.
Each year, the Council’s financial accounts and statements must be examined by an independent internal auditor appointed by the Council. For the year 2019/20 this is Public Sector Audit (Mr Richard Dixon). The Council is also required to complete an Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) which includes the findings of the Internal Auditor, together with Governance Statements and Financial Statements. The AGAR is then submitted to the independent external auditor appointed by the Audit Commission for examination.
A summary of this year’s audit and those for some previous years are below.