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Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

Close of Audit 2018-19

As always at this time of year we are publishing information to assist our member councils in ensuring that they are compliant and are fulfilling legal requirments placed upon them with regards to the annual audit process for all councils.

Councils which were eligible to certify as exempt from external audit (ie below £25k turnover), and did so, will receive nothing further from their external auditors and there are no further publication requirements beyond those which are required to have been completed annually by 1st July each year (see here).

The documents which 'exempt' councils should have published by 1st July are also listed on Page 1 of Part 2 of the AGAR.

Those councils that were not exempt, ie those authorities subject to a review, the statutory deadline by which the AGAR Part 3 & signed external auditor report must be published by the smaller authority is 30th September each year.

NB: The Notice of Conclusion of Audit, which will be emailed to non-exempt authorities at the end of the review process along with the External Auditor Report and Certificate, must be published at the same time.

"Publishing" means on the councils website, in addition to any noticeboard or any other avenue the council may choose.

Any non-exempt council that has yet to receive its AGAR Part 3 & signed external auditor report and does not know why should contact LRALC as soon as possible.

Finally, a reminder that all member councils can access the Good Councillor's Guide to Finance and Transparency below.

https://www.leicestershireandrutlandalc.gov.uk/uploads/the-good-councillors-guide-on-finance-and-transparency-digital.pdf

Posted: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 12:01 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Financial, audit, Finance & Audit