Agenda item

Grant Thornton progress update Report

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



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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