Audit of Powys County Council

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Pat James (Account suspended)

Dear Wales Audit Office, When was Powys County Council last audited regarding its Council Tax Recovery Process to ensure that the process employed is compliant with all relevant legislation in all respects.
Yours faithfully,

Pat James

Ian Phillips, Wales Audit Office

Dear Pat

 

I am writing to acknowledge your request for information of 29 September
2015.

 

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Ian Phillips

 

 

Ian Phillips

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Ian Phillips, Wales Audit Office

Dear Pat

 

Further to my email of 30 September 2015, I am now in a position to
respond to your request for information of 29 September 2015, which was:

 

"When was Powys County Council last audited regarding its Council Tax
Recovery Process to ensure that the process employed is compliant with all
relevant legislation in all respects."

 

We do not hold recorded information that answers your question. This is
because work fitting the description in your question would not ordinarily
form part of our work. The audit of accounts chiefly entails undertaking
sufficient testing of controls and transactions so as to be assured that
the financial statements give a true and fair view. It is not necessary to
test that all processes are compliant with all relevant legislation in all
respects. Such comprehensive compliance testing is also not necessary for
other audit and assessment work, such as the consideration of arrangements
for securing economy, efficiency and effectiveness, or the assessment of
arrangements to secure continuous improvement in the exercise of
functions. Furthermore, to date, Council Tax recovery has not been a
matter subject to consideration under the Auditor General’s study
functions (e.g. studies for improving economy etc).

 

Depending on their relevance to his statutory functions and their
significance, the Auditor General will consider concerns that are raised
about the use of public resources or the running of bodies that he audits.
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Yours sincerely

 

Ian Phillips

 

 

Ian Phillips

Law & Ethics Specialist

Wales Audit Office

24 Cathedral Road

Cardiff

CF11 9LJ

Tel: 02920 320678

[2]www.audit.wales

 

 

 

 

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Pat James (Account suspended)

Dear Ian Phillips, thank you for your time and effort in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Pat James