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”. 

The Local Government Auditor has certified the performance arrangements with an unqualified audit opinion, without modification.  She certifies an improvement audit and improvement assessment has been conducted.  The LGA also states that, as a result, she believes that Ards and North Down Borough Council has discharges its performance improvement and reporting duties, including  its assessment of performance for 2018/19 and its 2019/20 improvement plan and has acted in accordance with the Guidance.  During the audit and assessment no issues were identified that required a formal recommendation under the act.  

The Audit and Assessment Report 2019/20 and a copy of the Certificate of Compliance can be downloaded below.