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The Local Audit & Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts & Audit Regulations 2015 set out the responsibilities of all local councils in respect of their accounting and auditing procedures.

Each year, the Council's financial accounts and statements are examined by an independent 'internal' auditor appointed by the Council.

The Council is also required to complete an 'Annual Return' which includes the findings of the Internal Auditor, together with Governance Statements and Financial Statements. This Annual Return is then submitted to another independent 'external' auditor for examination.

As part of this process, the Council must publish the unaudited Annual Return and must make arrangements for a period in which interested persons can inspect the Council's accounts and related documents. If you are a registered local government elector (i.e. you appear on the electoral register for the area covered by the Council) you can also ask questions about the accounts and object to them.

In due course (and by the 30th September each year) the Council must also publish a final copy of the audited Annual Return, once this is received back from the External Auditor after they have completed their examination.


Annual Return 2016-2017
The parish council has now sent off the Annual Return to PKF Littlejohn LLP for 2016 – 2017. The public are advised that they can inspect the accounts as identified on the notice document found here. Guidance notes about electors’ rights can be found here.

The signed Annual Return 2016-2017 document can be viewed here.

Annual Return 2015-2016
The audit of accounts for Ilkley Parish Council for the year ended 31st March 2016 has been concluded and the accounts have been published. The Annual Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Ilkley Parish Council on application to The Clerk, Ilkley Parish Council, Ilkley Town Hall, Station Road, Ilkley, LS29 8HB.

Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £1.00 (per copy).

The Annual Return 2015-2016 can also be downloaded here.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 07:59