Accounts and Audit

The Accounts and Audit Regulations (2016) requires that the council ‘must ensure that it has a sound system of internal control’. This system should ensure that the financial and operational management is effective, including the management of risk. The regulations make the council’s responsible financial officer responsible for ensuring that there are effective accounting recording and control systems are in place. Such controls are documented in the council’s Financial Regulations, which form part of the council’s overall constitution.

For full council transparency the council’s monthly financial reports, and their Annual Governance and Accountability Returns are published here for all residents to be able to view.