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External Audit - 2021-22 Audit Strategy (JW)


Members considered the 2021/22 External Audit strategy from Mazars.  Mark Surridge of Mazars was present to introduce the report and answer any questions around the Strategy which summarised Mazars audit approach, highlighted significant audit risks and areas of key judgements.  He confirmed that there were no areas of concern around the Authority and advised that evaluations of land and buildings are a standard approach to check compliance with guidance and not a reflection on Authority Officers.


A motion to approve the recommendation was proposed and seconded.


Members requested clarification as to whether the increased level of fees was common to all Authorities and were advised that this was the case due to additional work caused by changes to standards.


The motion was put to the vote and carried.




1.    To note the approach being taken by the External Auditors as set out in the 2020/21 External Audit Strategy Memorandum


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