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Daventry District Council
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Finance audit shows Council provides value for money

Daventry District Council (DDC) is providing taxpayers with value for money, according to its latest finance audit by government-appointed experts.

In their recent annual inspection of the local authority’s accounts for 2016/17, external auditors KPMG issued an ‘unqualified audit opinion’, concluding the Council had ‘in all significant respects…proper arrangements to ensure it took properly informed decisions and deployed resources to achieve planned and sustainable outcomes for taxpayers and local people.’

The report also recognised DDC’s ‘strong record of meeting efficiency savings against a worsening national picture’ and that the local authority had been planning ahead its finances by ‘modelling for significant reductions in government funding in its budget forecasts’.

Councillor John Shephard, Resources Portfolio Holder at Daventry District Council, said: “We are pleased that the auditors have concluded that the Council is achieving value for money for residents.

“Like all other local authorities we are continuing to face financial pressures and uncertainties but we are planning ahead and pursuing a strategy that aims to reduce our reliance on the grant funding we receive from the Government.”

The auditors’ findings were presented to the Council’s Corporate Governance Committee on 28 September. You can view the KPMG report on Item 4 of the meeting agenda.

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