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External Audit Arrangements

This section provides information about the Council's external audit arrangements.

The audit plan is currently carried out by external auditors, Ernst and Young.

This audit plan covers the work which Ernst and Young intend to carry out to provide an audit opinion on

  • whether the financial statements of Colchester Borough Council give a true and fair view of the financial position at the year end
  • the income and expenditure within that year
  • a statutory conclusion on the Council's arrangements to secure economy, efficiency and effectiveness.

The arrangements for 2016/17 were presented to the Council's Government and Audit Committee in February 2017 - see the link to the 2016/17 audit plan document below.  Ernst and Young will report their findings in an 'annual audit letter' to this Panel in October each year.

The annual audits had been previously been carried out by the Audit Commission. Those audits are shown on the Audit Commission Annual Letter related pages.