Decision details

External Auditor's Progress Report and Update

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Gareth Kelly, External Audit, presented a report providing the Committee with a summary of the progress made by Grant Thornton in delivering their responsibilities as the Council’s External Auditors as of November 2018.  The report also included details of emerging national issues and developments that might be relevant to the Council.


In presenting the report, Mr Kelly indicated that External Audit had now concluded the certification work for the 2018/19 claim, in line with the November deadline.  Planning processes had commenced for the 2018/19 financial year audit.  He also drew particular attention to Grant Thornton’s recent report on latest trends in local authority trading companies which, he felt, provided practical information.


RESOLVED – That the progress made by External Auditors be noted.

Publication date: 03/01/2019

Date of decision: 05/12/2018

Decided at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Audit Committee

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