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Flintshire Financial Sustainability Assessment Final report

Meeting: 21/09/2021 - Cabinet (Item 35)

35 Flintshire Financial Sustainability Assessment Final Report pdf icon PDF 85 KB

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As detailed in the recommendation.


Councillor Johnson introduced the report and explained that a Financial Sustainability Assessment across all Welsh Councils had been undertaken by Audit Wales and the report for Flintshire was appended to the report.


The summary and findings in the report outlined a fair reflection of the Council’s financial position and there were no new issues to report.  Therefore, a formal response had not been prepared as per usual practice.


The Chief Executive added that the report was submitted to Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee the previous week where it was well received.  The report was highly reassuring and complimentary. 


The Corporate Finance Manager said the tables within the report evidenced the Council spending within budget.  In addition, there were no proposals from Audit Wales in North Wales. 


Councillor Roberts commented on Flintshire being 21st out of 23 on the reserves table which demonstrated the reliance on Welsh Government funding.


Members welcomed the report and that there was no action plan needed due to no proposals being made.  The report was a good capture of the situation in Flintshire.




That the report from Audit Wales be noted.