In November 2020, the Minister for Communities directed the Local Government Auditor to hold an extraordinary audit of the accounts of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council concentrating on land disposals and easements and related asset management policies and procedures.
The purpose of this extraordinary audit is to carry out an independent audit and report to the Department for Communities on the following:
- Provide an overview of land disposals and easements and related asset management policies and procedures within this Council.
- Conclude on the adherence to statutory and other requirements by the Council for land disposals and easements.
- Consider any issues where expected procedures and good practice have been breached.
- Make recommendations for improvement.
The timetable for the delivery of the extraordinary audit will be determined on the basis of the quantum of transactions involved, access to documentation, access to and co-operation from relevant officers and members as required; and any matters arising during the audit which require additional further audit procedures/advice.
The Northern Ireland Audit Office are calling for evidence to be submitted in relation to land disposals and easements and related asset management policies and procedures at Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. The closing date for written submissions is 25 May 2021 - more information on this call for evidence can be found elsewhere on our website.