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External Audit Annual Review of the Return for the year ended 31 March 2020

Joint Report of the Corporate Director of Neighbourhoods and Climate Change and the Corporate Director of Resources / Treasurer to the Joint Committee.

Minutes:

The Joint Committee considered a joint report of the Corporate Director of Neighbourhoods and Climate Change and the Corporate Director Resources / Treasurer to the Joint Committee relating to the External Auditors (Mazars LLP) issues Arising Report for the year ended 31 March 2020 (for copy see file of minutes).

 

The Head of Finance and Transactional Services 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 and the Annual Return had been completed and signed off.

 

The Clerk to Spennymoor Town Council noted on behalf of the Town Council the positive report and thanked the County Council Officers for their excellent work in achieving an unqualified return.

 

Resolved:

 

That the Joint Committee approve the Joint Committees Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the financial year ended 31 March 2020 including the External Report 2019/20 Certificate (attached at Appendix 2).

 

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