External auditor and annual audit letters

Every year our auditor publishes a letter about our accounts.

The annual audit letter includes their opinions on the financial statements of the council. These reports are always published in arrears and are normally reported to the council sometime in the calendar year following the audit.

View external audit letter

Grant Thornton UK LLP is our external auditor until the end of April 2023. If you want to question or challenge the council's accounts, Grant Thornton UK LLP may be able to help you. You can contact Grant Thornton at:

Grant Thornton UK LLP, Colmore Plaza, 20 Colmore Circus, Birmingham B4 6AT

Or call Grant Thorton UK LLP on 0121 212 4000

By law, your rights and the auditor's powers are limited. If you are thinking about going to the auditor, it is important that you understand your rights and the auditor's powers.

Grant Thornton's appointment was proposed on 14 August 2017 by the Public Sector Audit Appointments (PSAA) for the five year period 2018/19 to 2022/23 and confirmed on 19 December 2017. This was reported to the Audit and Member Standards Committee on 22 January 2018.