12 October, 2021

External Audit report issued to Thanet District Council

Thanet District Council has today (Tuesday 12 October) received formal written recommendations from External Auditors Grant Thornton regarding the council’s governance arrangements in responding to whistleblowing, grievances and disciplinary procedures.

It follows a request from the council for a review of governance to be undertaken and a private letter that Grant Thornton wrote to the Governance and Audit Committee in July 2021.

The recommendations and subsequent actions will be discussed at an extraordinary Council meeting which must be held in public within the next month. 

The report has been issued by Grant Thornton under Section 24 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

Leader of Thanet District Council, Cllr Ash Ashbee said: “I have been clear that a key ambition of my leadership and administration is to improve governance, so I welcome the recommendations shared with the council today. Good governance is the cornerstone of good local government and it is essential that we do everything we can to improve the way we work. It is absolutely right that members will have the chance to discuss the recommendations, to participate in the process and ensure we commit to a robust plan of action.”

Thanet District Council – statutory recommendations 12 October 2021

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