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Consideration was given to the Audit Progress Report and Sector Update year ending 31 March 2023 from our External Auditors Grant Thornton, which provided a summary of emerging national issues and relevant issues that the committee might wish to consider.


The Chairman welcomed and invited Georgia Jones, Director, Grant Thornton, to present the report to the Committee.


Georgia Jones confirmed that Grant Thornton are hopeful to be in a position to sign off the 20/21 accounts in July 23. Also, that no additional significant issues had been raised in the course of their recent work beyond those raised in the Interim Findings Report.


Councillors raised questions about the interim audit findings, the possibility of taking a report to Full Council and the Derby Street improvements.


Georgia Jones said that after all the work was completed, an interim report would be taken to the next meeting of the Committee.


The Committee considered the Audit Progress Report as contained on pages 543-560 of the Book of Reports, which had been presented to Members for approval.


RESOLVED: That the report be noted.

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