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Annual Audit Summary for Flintshire County Council 2020/21

Published: 11/02/2022

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Members will be assured by the Auditor General for Wales’ Annual Audit Summary Report for 2020/21 when they meet on Tuesday 15 February.

Overall the Auditor General for Wales has reached a positive conclusion. “The Auditor General certified that the Council had met its remaining Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 duties for the financial year 2020-21, as saved by an order made under the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021.”

No formal recommendations have been made during the year.  There are a number of new proposals for improvement (two of which have already been implemented) and proposals of development arising from the reviews undertaken by Audit Wales.

Deputy Leader of the Council (Governance) and Cabinet Member for Corporate Management and Assets, Councillor Billy Mullin, said:

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

“I am also pleased that the Auditor General gave an unqualified true and fair opinion on the Council’s financial statements on 29 September 2021, two months ahead of the statutory deadline.  This shows our proven track record of managing finances effectively and also 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.