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Pendle Council continues to give good value for money says independent watchdog

Published: Tuesday, 24th October 2017

Pendle Council’s accounts have once again been given a clean bill of health by an independent watchdog.

External auditor Grant Thornton looked at how well the Council managed its finances and whether it provided good value for money for residents.

And the Audit Findings report for 2016/17 states that the Council had proper arrangements in place to ensure it delivered value for money.

Vince Green, Financial Services Manager, said: “This is an impartial and objective report on our financial performance and accounting for our use of public funds.

“The report gives the public an opportunity to learn how we manage public funds.

“Summing up our accounts the auditor considered that our draft accounts were of  good quality and supported by excellent working papers.”

Councillor Tony Greaves, who oversees the Council’s finances, added: “It’s good to be officially recognised for managing our money well.

“These are difficult times - we have to balance our budget each year with fewer resources, but I’m happy the auditors acknowledge we do a good job.

“Our excellent staff once again produced the audited accounts ahead of the deadline.”

The auditor’s report is on Pendle Council’s website – www.pendle.gov.uk/auditletter