As public authorities, local parish and town councils are required to follow the procedures set out in the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 in respect of governance, accounts and auditing practices.
At the end of each financial year, Uckfield Town Council’s internal control procedures, accounts and financial statements must be examined by an independent internal auditor employed by the Town Council. The audits listed between 2017-18 and 2021-22 were undertaken by Auditing Solutions Limited. A new Internal Auditor was appointed for the review of 2022-23 onwards (April Skies).
The Town Council is also required to complete the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) which includes the findings of the Internal Audit, the annual governance statement and the financial statements of the Council, before placing these out for publication and submitting these documents to an independent external auditor for review. The Town Council’s independent external auditor is PKF Littlejohn.
Uckfield Town Council received notice on 18 September 2023 from external auditors PKF Littlejohn that the audit for the year ended 31 March 2023 was complete and no matters were identified which caused concern, resulting in a sound and complete financial year end for 2022-23.
On 19 September 2023, Uckfield Town Council published the Notice of the Conclusion of Audit :
The following documents are available for inspection at the Town Council offices, Civic Centre, Uckfield, TN22 1AE.
The office is open Monday to Thursday from 9am until 5pm, Friday 9am until 4pm.
For financial year 2022/23
For financial year 2021/22
For financial year 2020/21
For financial year 2019/20
For financial year 2018/19
For financial year 2017/18