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Auditor gives Skipton Town Council a clean bill of health
8:00am Friday 25th October 2013 in News
Skipton Town Council has been given a clean bill of health by its external auditor following the signing off of its annual return for the last financial year.
London based auditors PKF Littlejohn LLP completed the annual review of the council’s finances earlier this month and have now signed off the annual return “without comment” and with no matters giving any cause for concern.
Chief officer Dave Parker said it was quite unusual for the auditor not to raise any issues at all.
“Clearly, we’re very happy with the outcome of this year’s audit - particularly as the timescale for completion is getting tighter each time,” he said.
The external audit takes place every year, following the preparation of the council’s financial statements and is undertaken by an independent firm of auditors appointed by the Audit Commission.
Council leader Coun Chris Harbron said the council was delighted with its clean bill of health.
“On behalf of all our councillors, I’d just like to pay tribute to our small team of officers who work very hard to ensure everything is as it should be.”
The council set a precept last year of just less than £400,000, but its actual turnover is much higher as a result of income from various events and festivals held in the town.
It also delivers projects with Skipton Business Improvement District (BID) and from March this year, it took on full responsibility of the running of Skipton Market.
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