Finance & Audit

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
05/09/2017 Charlie Hart
Annual Return 2017-18 Unaudited.pdf
Annual Governance Review - Annual Return 2017-18 for BTC
22/05/2018 Charlie Hart
Confirmation of Dates of Period for Exercise of Public Rights 2017-18.pdf
Notice of Period of Exercise of Public Rights 2017-18
22/05/2018 Charlie Hart
Nat Audit Office - LA Accounts - Rights Guide 2017.pdf
Local Authority Accounts: A Guide to your Rights (National Audit Office)
22/05/2017 Charlie Hart

Audited Accounts

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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Council Documents

Finance & Audit



Bedale Town Council
Bedale Hall

Tel: 01677 427949


Office Opening Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am to 12:30pm

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