Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR)

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. This is Auditing Solutions Limited.

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.

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