We are required to produce an annual statement of accounts at the end of each financial year.
The purpose of this statement is to present a true and fair view of our activities for the year ending 31 March. The annual statement of accounts is externally audited.
Statement of Accounts from the current and previous years are listed in the downloads section on this page.
Delay to the Notice of the Commencement of the Period for the Exercise of Public Rights
The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
The Council is required by The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 to present its Statement of Accounts (and associated documents) for public inspection for a period of 30 days which must include the first 10 working days of June, this allows for a common inspection period with all other (Category 1) Local Authorities.
However, having considered the increasing impact of COVID19 is having on Local Authorities as they divert resources to support the community in these unprecedented times, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has extended the statutory deadlines for local authorities to approve and publish their accounts for the 2019/20 financial year.
The revised deadlines applicable to local authorities are as follows:
- Approve Draft Accounts 31 August 2020 (previously 31 May)
- Public Inspection Period to start on or before first working day of September 2020 (previously included first 10 working days of June)
- Publish Final Audited Accounts 30 November 2020 (previously 31 July)
The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 have implemented these new deadlines by amending the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.
Notice of the commencement of the period for exercise of public rights (including the inspection of the accounts and associated documents) will be published on the Council’s website in advance of the start date.
We have appointed Mazars as our Auditor for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2023.
The changes have been made after advice from the Public Sector Audit Appointments organisation.
You can get more information in the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.