Statement of accounts
The Statement of Accounts is a summary of the financial performance for the year and the financial position of the Council.
The Council's accounts are prepared in accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations and the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom and the associated guidance issued by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.
The Audit of the Councils Financial Statements has now been completed and a copy of the Statement of Accounts with the auditor’s report is published below.
The Councils External Auditors (Grant Thornton) have not issued their certificate of completion of the audit at this time because:
- They are required to issue a report on the Council’s arrangements for securing economy, efficiency and effectiveness in its use of resources. They have not completed this work because they have applied the Covid-19 - special provisions in the National Audit Office’s guidance for auditors (in Auditor Guidance Note 03) and will be completing this work to a later timescale. They plan to complete this work and issue our Auditor’s Annual Report by 30 December 2021, which is within three months of the date of the opinion on the financial statements, as permitted under the special provisions in AGN 03; and
- They cannot formally conclude the audit and issue an audit certificate until they have completed the work necessary to issue our Whole of Government Accounts (WGA) Component Assurance statement for the year ended 31 March 2021.
Previous years Statement of Accounts
- Statement of Accounts 2019 - 2020
- Statement of Accounts 2018 - 2019 PDF, 1898.43 KB
- Statement of Accounts 2017 - 2018 PDF, 2084.81 KB
- Statement of Accounts 2016 - 2017 PDF, 1401.9 KB
Other related documents:
- Audit Findings Report 2019 - 20 PDF, 2945.03 KB
- Audit Findings Report 2018 - 19 PDF, 1446.66 KB
- Audit Findings Report 2017 - 18 PDF, 954.06 KB
- Audit Findings Report 2016 - 17 PDF, 1097.45 KB
- Annual Audit Letter 2019 - 20 PDF, 1847.77 KB
- Annual Audit Letter 2018 - 19 PDF, 1671.34 KB
- Annual Audit Letter 2017 - 18 PDF, 410.27 KB
- Annual Audit Letter 2016 - 17 PDF, 2630.36 KB