The Council is subject to a rigorous annual audit process which ensures high standards of financial probity and value for money. Each year our Internal Audit team carries out a programmed of audits to test the Council’s financial and management controls. Independent external auditors also review our financial performance each year. This programmed is overseen by the Audit and Standards Committee.
The Council’s external auditor, BDO, reviews and reports on the Council’s Statement of Accounts and Annual Governance Statement each year. They give an opinion in their Annual Audit Letter on whether the Council has made proper arrangements for securing economy, efficiency and effectiveness in its use of resources.
We are open and transparent with our residents and local tax payers about our audit processes and performance.