VALE COUNCIL’S ACCOUNTS HAVE “A NUMBER OF ISSUES”

It's emerged problems arose during the audit of the Vale of Glamrogan's accounts

It’s emerged that problems arose during the audit of the Vale of Glamorgan’s accounts

It’s now emerged that the Wales Audit Office told the Vale of Glamrogan Council in November last year that it hadn’t yet completed the audit of the council’s 2014/15 accounts “because of a number of issues that have been brought to our attention by electors” .

The letter from the Wales Audit Office came from Mr John Golding of accountants Grant Thornton but was written “for and on behalf off the Auditor General for Wales” .

On November 30th 2015 Mr Golding had written to the Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cllr Neil Moore (Labour Cadoc Ward Barry) :-

The auditor's letter - written to the Vale Council last November - has now been read out to the council's ruling'cabinet'

The auditor’s letter – written to the Vale Council last November – has now been read out to the council’s ruling ‘cabinet’

Mr Golding said I have not yet issued a certificate confirming that the audit of the accounts has been completed. This is due to a number of issues that have been bought to our attention by electors, none of which prevented us from issuing our opinion on the financial statements”.

The letter from the Wales Auditior General to the Vale of Glamorgan Council

The letter from the Wales Auditor General to the Vale of Glamorgan Council

Part of Mr Golding’s letter was read out at last week’s meeting of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s ruling ‘cabinet’  by Cllr Moore who went on to say that the “issues” referred to by the auditor in his letter were “minor” and related to:-

  • Ysgol Y Deri [the special school on the campus of the Penarth Learning Community]
  • What are described as “Environmental issues in Penarth” – (the report gives no more detail)
  • Waste Recycling .

Cllr Moore told ‘cabinet’ members that “the department was working on the issues raised” .

The letter from Mr Golding – written on behalf of the Wales Auditor General –  also notes that there are “four misstatements” in the Vale Council’s accounts:-

The audit office letter refers to "four misstatements" made by the Vale of Glamorgan Council

An extract from the Wales Audit Office letter refers to “four misstatements” made in the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s accounts.

Cllr Moore told the Vale ‘cabinet’  he was “pleased that overall, the unqualified audit opinion was that the council had appropriate arrangements in place to secure economy, efficiency and effectiveness in its use of resources”.

The full text of the letter from the Wales Audit Office is on http://tinyurl.com/j6mn4r8

 

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8 Responses to VALE COUNCIL’S ACCOUNTS HAVE “A NUMBER OF ISSUES”

  1. Christopher David says:

    OH its fine- the VOG is just following the example of the EU. Europe never has its accounts signed off and if it was a company it would be in dire trouble. Directors would be struck off and prosecuted. Even been death threats to “reformers” The VOG wont go that far though. Anyway pop us a post in note Ms Burnet- what’s occurring ?

  2. Lindsay says:

    “Dire trouble”, “struck off and prosecuted”, “death threats”. Blimey, didn’t I just read that “the unqualified audit opinion was that the council had appropriate arrangements in place to secure economy, efficiency and effectiveness in its use of resources”?

    • Yvette Strickland says:

      Calm down Sherlock (author; Mr Doyle, get it?), what you read could never have been about the Vale of Glamorgan, Vale of the White Horse in Oxfordshire maybe but definitely not the Barry lot when it come to efficiency and effectiveness.

  3. Lindsay says:

    No idea what you’re talking about Christine. Doyle? Who he/she?

  4. Yvette Strickland says:

    Me thinks Lindsay is the same person as Lyndsay Doyle
    The later posted 123 times on Penarth Daily News but stopped mid 2015 exactly when Lindsay suddenly started to post. Might be a coincidence but the time lines don’t over lap.

    PS I am not Chris btw. I may or may not be flattered by this suggestion.

    • Lindsay says:

      No need for uncertainty Yvette (?), it’s definitely no reason to be flattered. By the way, note the spelling of my name. I neither know nor have heard of Lyndsay Doyle. The real coincidence (?) is the similarity of your writing style to another prolific contributor. If you are not one and the same you should really meet up.

  5. Lindsay says:

    Thank you Yvette. That really is a candidate for Pseuds Corner.

  6. Christopher David says:

    You’ll never catch on will ya Lindsay anon heh🙂 How many petticoats do you have to hide behind x Oh I think Yvette’s got you taped.

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