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Appendix 1: Adoption of annual reports, and release of annual reports and summary annual reports

Local government: Results of the 2015/16 audits.

The 2015/16 audit results shown in the tables below are based on information available at 20 January 2017.

When local authorities adopted their annual reports

When the annual report was adoptedNumber adopted for financial year
2011/122012/132013/142014/152015/16
Within two months after the end of the financial year 1 2 1 1 0
Between two and three months after the end of the financial year 15 16 14 16 27
Between three and four months after the end of the financial year 61 54 60 59 49
Subtotal: Number meeting statutory deadline 77 72 75 76 76
Percentage of local authorities meeting statutory deadline 99% 92% 96% 97% 97%
Between four and five months after the end of the financial year 1 4 1 0 0
More than five months after the end of the financial year 0 2 0 1 1
Not issued as at the date of compilation of respective reports 0 0 2 1 1
Total 78 78 78 78 78

When local authorities released their annual reports

Time after adopting annual reportNumber released for financial year
2011/122012/132013/142014/152015/16
0-5 days 36 29 16 25 28
6-10 days 9 9 8 19 15
11-20 days 13 16 18 8 14
21 days to one month 19 21 30 23 17
Subtotal: Number meeting statutory deadline 77 75 72 75 74
Percentage of local authorities meeting statutory deadline 99% 96% 92% 96% 95%
Number not meeting the deadline 1 3 4 1 3
Not issued as at the date of compilation of respective reports 0 0 2 2 1
Total 78 78 78 78 78

When local authorities released their summary annual reports

Time after adopting annual reportNumber released for financial year
2011/122012/132013/142014/152015/16
0-5 days 21 15 5 14 16
6-10 days 7 4 5 12 14
11-20 days 12 21 14 8 11
21 days to one month 35 34 47 39 29
Subtotal: Number meeting statutory deadline 75 74 71 73 70
Percentage of local authorities meeting statutory deadline 96% 95% 91% 93% 90%
One month to 40 days 1 2 3 1 6
41-50 days 1 0 2 0 1
51-60 days 1 0 0 0 0
More than 60 days 0 2 0 1 0
Not issued as at the date of compilation of respective reports 0 0 2 3 1
Total 78 78 78 78 78
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