Audit & Governance Committee

6 April 2022

Report of the Chief Finance Officer


Auditors Annual Report 2020/21




1.   The paper attached at Annex A from Mazars, the Council’s external auditors, summarises the outcome of their audit of the Council’s 2020/21 accounts and their work on the value for money conclusion. 




2.   Audit & Governance Committee note the matters set out in the Annual Audit Report presented by Mazars.


Reason:  To ensure that Members are aware of the issues raised


Background & Analysis


3.   The report covers:

a.   Audit of the financial statements

b.   Commentary on value for money arrangements

c.   Other reporting responsibilities and fees.




4.   Not relevant for the purpose of this report.   


Corporate Priorities


5.   The report contributes to the overall effectiveness of the Council’s governance and assurance arrangements.







6.     There are no financial, HR, equalities, legal, crime and disorder, IT or property implications arising from this report.




Contact Details





Chief Officer responsible for the report:

Emma Audrain

Technical Accountant

Corporate Finance

Debbie Mitchell

Chief Finance Officer



Report approved





Specialist Implications Officer(s)  None


Wards Affected:  List wards or tick box to indicate all




For further information please contact the author of this report


Background Papers:




Annex A – Mazars Annual Audit Report 2020/21