Annual Return & Audits

Local councils in England must complete an annual return in accordance with proper practices summarising their activities at the end of each financial year.

The annual return is made up of four sections:

  • Sections 1 and 2 are approved by the councillors.
  • Section 3 is completed by the external auditor appointed by the Audit Commission (BDO)
  • Section 4 is completed by the local council's internal audit provider, Heelis & Lodge in our case.

Each council must approve this annual return no later than 30 June each year.

Audited and certified annual returns will be returned to the local council for publication or public display of sections 1, 2 and 3. Councils must publish or display the audited annual return by 30 September each year.

The last 2 years reports are as follows:

 

2016 / 2017

Internal Audit Report 

Annual Return & Notice

Significant Variances

BDO External Audit Report

 

2015 / 2016

Internal Audit Report 

Annual Return & Notice

BDO External Audit Report