In our auditor’s report issued on 30 November 2022, we explained that we could not formally conclude the audit and issue an audit certificate for the Authority for the year ended 31 March 2022, in accordance with the requirements of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Code of Audit Practice, until we had:

  • Completed our work on the Authority’s arrangements for securing economy, efficiency and effectiveness in its use of resources. We have now completed this work, and the results of our work are set out below.

  • Completed the work necessary to issue our Whole of Government Accounts (WGA) Component Assurance statement for the year ended 31 March 2022. We have now completed this work.