Council’s latest finance audit shows value for money

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Daventry District Council’s financial resilience has been given a clean bill of health in the latest audit by government-appointed experts.

In their latest annual inspection of the local authority’s accounts for 2017/18, external auditors KPMG concluded that the Council was providing value for money despite the ongoing backdrop of public sector funding pressures and uncertainties and had ‘appropriate arrangements for securing economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the use of its resources.’

The auditors assessed the Council’s accounts in the summer and recently issued their Annual Audit letter to the local authority with an ‘unqualified audit opinion’.

Councillor Colin Morgan, Resources Portfolio Holder at Daventry District Council, said: “We are pleased that the auditors have once again concluded that the Council is providing local taxpayers with value for money.

“The audit recognises that we are managing our finances well, spending public money appropriately and are aware of the risks that lie ahead of us.

“With the ongoing uncertainty, financial pressures and future changes facing local government in Northamptonshire, we find ourselves in a stable position that will help us to tackle the major challenges that lie ahead.”

The audit letter was recently presented to DDC’s Corporate Governance Committee on 27 September. 

You can view the meeting agenda and the letter here