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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. 

2021/22 Annual Accounts

Notice of Conclusion of Audit  

The following  documents relate to the annual accounts and the notice of conclusion of audit including the external audit report. Please be advised that there is a list of links below which will open documents that will not be accessible to a screen reader:  

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

External Auditor Report and Certificate 2021/22

The Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR), including:

The Annual Governance Statement

The Accounting Statements

Internal Audit Annual Report

The Town Council’s detailed Finance Accounts

An explanation of significant (over 15%) variances between entries in the 2020-21 Accounting Statements and those in the 2021-22 Accounting Statements

Internal Auditors Detailed Reports:

Interim Report

Final Report