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 2020/21 this is Internal Audit Yorkshire. The Council is also required to complete an Annual Governance and 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.
AGAR Documents 2020-21
Below is the AGAR documents for the 2020-21 Financial Year. More information regarding the public’s right to inspect the accounts can be found here.