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External Audit Annual Review of the Return for the Year Ended 31 March 2018

Report of the Corporate Director of Resources / Treasurer to the Joint Committee.


The Joint Committee considered a Joint Report of the Interim Corporate Director Neighbourhood Services and Interim Corporate Director Resources and Treasurer to the Joint Committee relating to the External Auditors (Mazars LLP) issues Arising Report for the year ended 31 March 2018 (for copy see file of minutes).


The Head of Finance and Transactional Services, Paul Darby advised that the audit had now been concluded, adding that there had been no material weaknesses highlighted around the Joint Committee’s system of internal control.


The Vice-Chairman noted the positive report and thanked the Officers for their excellent work.




That the Joint Committee approve the Joint Committee’s Annual Return for the year ended 31 March 2018 including the External Report 2017/18 Certificate (attached at Appendix 2).


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Democratic Services
Durham County Council
County Hall
County Durham
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