Report by Chief Operating Officer
52.1 The Cabinet considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer.
52.2 It was RESOLVED to note the Annual Audit Letter and the fee update for 2019/20.
52.3 The Annual Audit Letter summarises the key findings from the external audit of the 2019/20 Statement of Accounts for the Council and the East Sussex Pension Fund, together with the 2019/20 Value for Money conclusion and recommendations to management.
Report by the Chief Finance Officer
38.1 The Committee considered a report by the Chief Finance Officer which presented the Annual Audit Letter for 2019/20 and marked the completion of the audit process.
38.2 It was confirmed that the IT issue concerning submission of the Whole of Government Accounts (WGA) had been resolved, and that final notification would be communicated to the Committee via the Chief Finance Officer.
38.3 In respect of the Value for Money recommendations the authority’s response would be assessed during the fieldwork stage of the audit, and reported on in September. The Chief Finance Officer confirmed that the alignment of resources to strategic priorities was communicated regularly to Cabinet through the RPPR reports.
38.4 The Committee RESOLVED to note the report.