Audit and Assessment Report

Each year the Local Government Auditor has to report whether each council has discharged its duties in relation to improvement planning, the publication of improvement information and the extent to which each council has acted in accordance with the Department’s Guidance.   The Local Government Auditor also has to assess annually whether a council is likely to make the required arrangements to secure continuous improvement in that year. This is called the “improvement assessment”. 

During July and October 2016, the Local Government Auditor reviewed the Improvement Plan and publication of improvement information and the Annual Report for 2015/16 and as a result certified the Council has discharged its duties in accordance with Section 92 of the Act and has acted in accordance with the Department for Communities’ guidance sufficiently, including its guidance on the publication of improvement information in 2016-17. 

The Audit and Assessment Report 2016-17 can be downloaded below.  The 2017-18 Report is due for publication in November 2018.