Council Reveals Cost Of School Audit

The Five Islands School

The Five Islands School

The Council of the Isles of Scilly says the investigative audit by Cornwall Council into the Five Islands School’s finances has cost £39,875 to date.

Director of Finance, Peter Lawrence-Roberts, says this will be borne in part by the school and in part by the Council, with the split yet to be agreed.

He says it’s not possible to give a figure for the legal costs yet as the invoices do not separate school-related costs from other unrelated matters.

The figures were released following a request from Radio Scilly under the Freedom of Information Act.

2 Responses to Council Reveals Cost Of School Audit

  1. Fran Grottick February 12, 2013 at 8:47 am

    M. Gove has a very good point.In addition, as I have posted on the “cost of Audit” piece, I have a recollection that Peter Lawrence-Roberts was asked if the cost of the Audit, which Council Officials appear to have been instumental in commissioning, would impact on the finances of the school. He said not. Might Radio Scilly’s achive help on this point?

  2. M Gove February 12, 2013 at 12:21 am

    If it is proven that this audit was carried out to a poor standard, ie: relevant information was left out, will the school/council be asking Cornwall County Council for a refund?

    After all if I paid a plumber to fix my leaking tap and the tap was still leaking, I’d want my money back