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Independent watchdog gives Pendle Council’s finances the thumbs up

Published: Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

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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 2017/18, recently reported to the Accounts and Audit Committee, states that the Council had robust arrangements in place to ensure it continued to deliver value for money.

Susan Guinness, Chief Financial Officer, said: “This is an impartial and objective report on our financial performance and our use of public funds.

“Summing up our accounts the auditor highlighted that we have a good track record of managing our budget and identifying ways we can save money.”

Councillor Paul White, Leader of Pendle Council, added: “It’s good to be officially recognised for managing our money well.

“We’re continually working to be even more efficient as we strive to protect our frontline services.

“Despite the deadline being shorter than in previous years, thanks to the efforts of our accounts team we were still able to produce good quality draft accounts.”

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