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Annual Audit Summary for Flintshire County Council

Published: 10/02/2021

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Members will be assured by the Auditor General for Wales’ Annual Audit Summary Report for 2019/20 when they meet on Tuesday 16 February.

This Annual Audit Summary is in place of the Annual Improvement Report (AIR) and the Annual Audit Letter. The report summarises the audit and regulatory work undertaken at the Council by Audit Wales since the last report was published in July 2019.

Overall the Auditor General for Wales has reached a positive conclusion. “The Auditor General certified that the Council has met its legal duties for improvement planning and reporting and believes that it is likely to meet the requirements of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 during 2020-21.”

No formal recommendations have been made during the year.

Councillor Ian Roberts, Leader of the Council, said:

“I welcome this very positive and informative report from the Auditor General which clearly shows the Council is operating effectively in what has been a very challenging year for local government. 

“That said, all proposals for improvement from regulatory reports (both local and national) are always fully considered to establish if further improvements need to be undertaken.”

Colin Everett, Chief Executive said:

“This report represents a clean bill of health for this Council, clearly acknowledging our proven track record of managing finances effectively and reflecting our concerted, ongoing efforts and commitment to using our resources as efficiently as possible.” 

The Council’s response to the proposals for improvement is to be shared at March’s meeting detailing the reports and responses.