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Annual Return

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Annual Governance & Accountability Return 

The Annual Statement of Accounts is the statutory summary of the Council’s financial affairs for the financial year and is prepared in accordance with the Joint Council’s Governance & Accountability for Smaller Authorities in England for the relevant period. The purpose of the Annual Statement of Accounts is to give clear information on the income and expenditure of the council. The appointed External Auditor of Penrith Town Council, carries out an audit based on a summarised version of the accounts, the Annual Governance and Accountability Return. 

2022/23 Annual Accounts

The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015.  The appointed auditor is:

Moore (Ref AP/HD)

Rutland House

Minerva Business Park

Lynch Wood



2023/24 Annual Accounts 

Set out below is the publication of the unaudited accounting statements for Penrith Town Council for the year ended 31 March 2024: 

Notice of the Period for the Exercise of Public Rights

Annual Internal Audit Report 2023-24

Section 1 – Annual Governance Statement 2023-24

Section 2 – Accounting Statements 2023-24

Final Report by the Internal Auditor 01 April 2023 – 31 March 2024

Please contact the Council Office for further information as this information may not be entirely accessible.