Internal auditors say Corby Council is performing well

An internal audit of Corby Council at the halfway point of the year has not highlighted any problems.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 12:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th January 2020, 12:36 pm
Internal auditors have no concerns about their findings after looking at various services.

The audits so far carried out by internal auditors show that the Labour-run authority is performing well in the inspected areas of planning, safeguarding, use of agency staff, disabled grants, rent arrears and meeting its equalities obligations.

Every local authority has to by law carry out an audit each year to determine how well its services are performing. The report, which was discussed last tonight at Corby Cube by the council’s audit committee, gives the authority a good assurance opinion in its compliance and control environment.

The authority has carried out three quarters of recommendations made by auditors since the previous committee meeting.

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Further audits are still to be carried out in a number of areas including the authority’s golf course, its payroll and management of capital projects.

In the previous audit it was found there were ‘significant weaknesses relating to appropriate person checks for Hackney Carriage and private hire driver licence applications’. The current audit has found the authority has made a big progress in ensuring the correct documentation is received.

This is one of the final audits of the borough authority before it is closed down in April 2021 and replaced by the North Northamptonshire unitary authority.

The new authority will provide all services that are currently split between the area’s borough and district councils and the county council.