Every smaller authority in England must complete an annual return at the end of each financial year in accordance with proper practices summarising its activities. The financial year runs from 1 April to 31 March.
Bedale Town Council has a sound system of internal controls to ensure the effective financial management of it's affairs. Each year an ANNUAL RETURN is completed which forms a summary of the previous years' financial activities of the Council.
The Audit Process
As a part of the audit process Local Residents have a right to inspect, ask questions about and challenge items in the Council's accounts during a thirty day period each year. The dates of this period are published annually and include the first 10 working days of July.
For more information about your rights from the National Audit Office is available here.
Period of Exercise of Public Rights
The Period of Exercise of Public Accounts runs from :
June to July each year
The following documents can be downloaded for inspection.
|Document||Date Posted||Posted By|
|2016-17 Audit - Notice of Conclusion of Audit.pdf
Notice of Conclusion of Audit
|Annual Return 2017-18 Unaudited.pdf
Annual Governance Review - Annual Return 2017-18 for BTC
|Confirmation of Dates of Period for Exercise of Public Rights 2017-18.pdf
Notice of Period of Exercise of Public Rights 2017-18
|Nat Audit Office - LA Accounts - Rights Guide 2017.pdf
Local Authority Accounts: A Guide to your Rights (National Audit Office)
Once the external auditor has completed their review of the ANNUAL RETURN it is made available for inspection by any local government elector living in Bedale.
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