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Annual Audit Letter

An independent external review by the External Auditor for 2016/17.

    All Council's are subject to independent external review by an external auditor with the final conclusions and recommendations being presented to the Council in the Annual Audit Letter (AAL). The latest AAL summarises the findings from the work of the external auditor on the Council over the last year (2016/17).

    To assist public accountability, local authorities are required to make arrangements to publish their Annual Audit Letter and make it readily available to residents of the Borough and other interested parties.

    This publication contains a full copy of the Annual Audit Letter to the Elected Members of the Council for 2016/17 as issued by the external auditor.

    The Annual Audit Letter draws on the findings and conclusions from the audit of the Council that has been undertaken in the last year and includes the external auditor's:

    • Opinion on the Financial Statements
    • Value For Money Conclusion
    • Assessment of the Council's Annual Governance Statement
    • View as to the main challenges facing the Council, going forward, in production of its financial statements.


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