Council’s Accounts Not Signed Off

September 5, 2017 12:52 PM

The Council's accounts for the year end 2015/16 have still not been signed off by independent external auditors. The statutory deadline for this was 30th September 2016. The sign off will hopefully happen in September 2017, one year late. The publication of the 2016/17 accounts has also been delayed until December 2017.

The external auditors, Ernst & Young, have issued Statutory Recommendations to the Council, requiring the Council to put right a number of things the auditors are unhappy about. At the Full Council meeting on 19th July 2017 the action plan to deal with these issues was discussed. You can read the report on the Council's website in the CMIS section.