ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN (AGAR)
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 2023/24 this is Trevor Brown.
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.
The Council’s Financial Statements and Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) submission for the year-ending 31st March 2023 has been checked by the internal auditor and subsequently approved by the Full Council at its meeting held on Wednesday 14th June 2023.
The completed AGAR, together with the relevant supporting documentation, was submitted to the external auditor, PKF Littlejohn LLP. The limited assurance review has been completed and no issues were found.
2021 – 2022