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Pendle Council gives good value for money – that’s official!

Published: Monday, 14th November 2016

Pendle Council’s accounts for 2015/16 have been given a clean bill of health by an independent watchdog.

External auditor, Grant Thornton (UK) LLP, looked at how well the Council managed its finances and whether it provided value for money for residents.

And the Audit Findings report for 2015/16, 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 about how we manage public funds.

“Summing up our accounts the auditor stated that our draft accounts and working papers were of good quality.”

Councillor Mohammed Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council, added: “It’s great to be officially recognised for managing our money well.

“These are tough times as we balance the budget each year with fewer resources, but I’m happy the auditors acknowledge that we do a good job.

“We produced the audited accounts two months earlier than last year and were among the earliest councils in Lancashire to do so.”

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