Conclusion of Audit Completion of Limited Assurance Review for the year ended 31st March 2022
The external auditor has completed their review of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for West Bedlington Town Council for the year ended 31st March 2022.
As set out in legislation – The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234) as amended by Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI2020/404) – The external audit report and certificate along with copies of the certified AGAR (sections 1,2 and 3) are published below.
Accessibility Regulations - The Accounts and Audit Regulations requirement for a physical ‘wet ink’ signature on the original AGAR, does not allow parish council’s to fully comply with the Accessibility Regulations. The National Audit Office are aware that the two pieces of legislation are not compatible, therefore to make it clear, the document is a scan and will not be fully compliant with the Accessibility Regulations.
Period for the Exercise of Public Rights, accounts for the year ended 31st March 2023.
West Bedlington Town Council’s annual return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited. Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts and other documents relating to those records or documents.
The Annual Return is subject to a review by the appointed auditor, Mazars, under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the National Audit Office’s Code of Audit Practice.
Please find below the link to the notice for the exercise of public rights and the Annual Governance Statement 2022/23 and the Accounting Statements 2022/23, and also the Internal Auditors Report.