Subpart 2—Reporting

98 Annual report

(1)

A local authority must prepare and adopt in respect of each financial year an annual report containing in respect of that year the information required by Part 3 of Schedule 10.

(2)

The purposes of an annual report are—

(a)

to compare the actual activities and the actual performance of the local authority in the year with the intended activities and the intended level of performance as set out in respect of the year in the long-term plan and the annual plan; and

(b)

to promote the local authority’s accountability to the community for the decisions made throughout the year by the local authority.

(3)

Each annual report must be completed and adopted, by resolution, within 4 months after the end of the financial year to which it relates.

(4)

A local authority must, within 1 month after the adoption of its annual report, make publicly available—

(a)

its annual report; and

(b)

a summary of the information contained in its annual report.

(5)

The summary must represent, fairly and consistently, the information regarding the major matters dealt with in the annual report.

(6)

A local authority must, within 1 month after the adoption of its annual report, make the report and the summary prepared under subsection (4)(b) publicly available.

Compare: 1974 No 66 s 223E(1), (2), (14), (15)(c)

Section 98(2)(a): amended, on 27 November 2010, by section 49 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 124).

Section 98(6): replaced, on 21 March 2019, by section 20 of the Local Government Regulatory Systems Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 6).