Agenda Item No. 6


The Vale of Glamorgan Council


Audit Committee: 21st November 2016


Report of the Managing Director


WAO - 2015/16 Audit of Accounts Report


Purpose of the Report

  1. The purpose of this report is to present the 2015-16 Audit of Financial Statements report to Members for their information.



  1. Members note the content of this report.
  2. An update on the progress being made to implement the recommendations be presented to Audit Committee in July 2017 together with the draft 2016/17 Statement of Accounts.

Reason for the Recommendations

To facilitate monitoring of the Audit Function.


  1. The Audited 2015/16 Statement of Accounts was presented to the Audit Committee on 21st September 2016. The Council's External Auditors highlighted for Members the key matters arising from the audit which included the corrected and uncorrected misstatements together with other issues for the Council's attention. None of the issues raised by the Council's External Auditors prevented the Auditor General from issuing an unqualified opinion on the financial statements. However, action is required by the Council to address these issues particularly when preparing the 2016/17 financial statements.

Relevant Issues and Options

  1. Attached at Appendix A is a copy of the 2015/16 Audit of Accounts Report for Members' information.
  2. The Council has considered each of the recommendations made and provided responses on the action to be taken.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

  1. None directly from this report.

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

  1. None directly from this report.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

  1. The Council has a duty to improve under the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 as amended from time to time and the Local Government Act 2000 as amended from time to time.

Crime and Disorder Implications

  1. None directly from this report.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

  1. None as a direct consequence of this report.

Corporate/Service Objectives

  1. Service improvement has clear links to the Council's role within the community and as outlined in the Corporate Plan 2016/2020.

Policy Framework and Budget

  1. The proposals in this report are in accordance with the policy framework and budget.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

  1. None at this stage.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

  1. Corporate Performance and Resources

Background Papers

Vale of Glamorgan Audited Statement of Accounts 2015/16

Contact Officer

Helen Smith - Operational Manager - Audit Tel: 01656 754901

Officers Consulted

Head of Finance / Section 151 Officer

Responsible Officer:

Rob Thomas - Managing Director