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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. 

2020/21 – Public Right to Inspect the Accounts

During the period Monday 7 June to Friday 16 July 2021, the Council’s Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 are available for inspection by any person interested, prior to completion of their review by the appointed external auditor.  Local electors and their representatives also have rights to question the auditor about the Accounts and object to them or any item in them.