Decision details

External Audit Opinion on Accounts - Audit Findings Report

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Gareth Kelly, External Audit presented the Audit Findings report, which had been circulated to Members prior to the meeting. Before going through the report the External Audit Manager highlighted an emphasis of matter on material value uncertainties related to the Councils land and buildings which was directly linked to the impact of COVID-19. The report set out the key findings and other matters arising for the year ending 31 March 2020 and provided Members with observations made by Grant Thornton in delivering their responsibilities as the Council’s external auditors. The report also set out emerging issues and developments that were relevant to the Council. The External Audit Manager commented that despite the impact of the ongoing pandemic and some key areas yet to be completed, the report was a positive report for the Council.


The External Audit Manager undertook to provide a written response to a question linked to the impact of COVID-19 on the Council’s Car Parks.


No Member having raised concern when asked by the Chairman, it was


RESOLVED – That the Audit Findings made by the External Auditors for the year ending 31 March 2020 be noted and received.

Publication date: 13/01/2021

Date of decision: 19/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 19/11/2020 - Audit Committee

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