Objection received to cash-strapped council's financial statement as auditors say they won't have delayed report ready until end of Novembert

  Posted: 14.09.21 at 18:51 by The Editor

us on Facebook

  See our new Community section




AN objection has been filed to the compilation of Thurrock Council’s annual audit – which is already behind schedule.

At a meeting of the council’s standards and audit committee members were given a verbal briefing on the progress – or in part lack of it – on preparing the council’s annual financial report.

The finances of the council, including its massive borrowing, have been the subject of much debate, controversy and media reporting – though the council has defended itself against any accusations of wrongdoing and has put a blanket of secrecy over much of its financial affairs.

The authority is currently fighting a legal battle objecting to a ruling that it has to give out more details of its financial affairs made by a High Court judge. That is not expected to have an outcome until at least the year end.

At the audit Committee meeting Rachel Brittain a director of auditors BDO UK LLP told members she has taken over managing the council’s audit – and revealed that a formal objection to the council’s financial statement has been received, though she gave no details.

However, she said that regardless of that - though she will have to 'fulfil her responsibilities in that regard' - it was still hoped that the audit of the council accounts would be completed by 30 November this year.

You can view Ms Brittain’s report via this link, item 5.


Like this article? Sign up to our weekly newsletter...
MEMBERS of Thurrock Council's planning, transportation and regeneration overview and scrutiny committee will be told tomorrow what the authority p...
Read more...

Upcoming Thurrock Event...

Carols by Candlelight - Performed by Ace Choir

Saturday 11 December Carols by Candlelight at Drake Road Community centre. 1 to 4pm....



Event

Share: