Update regarding the Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019/2020 (AGAR).

Published: 21 April 2020

Due to the impact of COVID 19 the Statutory Audit deadlines are being extended and amended regulations will be effective from 30th April 2020. 

These regulations extend the audit deadlines and remove the requirement for the public inspection period to include the first 10 working days of July. Instead, the public inspection period must begin on or before 1 September 2020, meaning that the Council has until 31 August 2020, at the latest, to approve and publish the AGAR.

The date by which the completion of the final accounts and AGAR, together with any certificate or opinion issued by the local auditor, must be published has changed from 30 September 2020 to 30 November 2020.