Agenda item

Grant Thornton progress update Report

To consider the report from the Headof Finance,Procurement andCommercial Services.

 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the Grant Thornton Progress Update report as contained on pages 275-284 of the Book of Reports.

 

The Chairman invited Georgia Jones, Audit Manager Grant Thornton, to present the report to the Committee.

 

Comments and Questions were raised as follows:

·         All 15 Councils across Lancashire have not published their accounts.

·         Most common reason for delay is lack of resources, Covid Pandemic and the Government placing extra work on the Auditors.

·         90% of Councils late in publishing their accounts, so national situation.

·         Important for comments to be minuted and not left open to interpretation that WLBC are a poor Council.

·         Accounts to be completed in January 2022.

 

RESOLVED:     That the Grant Thornton Progress Update Report be noted.

 

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