Statement of Accounts 2019/20

Statement of Accounts

The Statement of Accounts give electors, local taxpayers, members of the Council, employees and other interested parties comprehensive information about the Council's finances. The unaudited accounts are usually required to be published by the 31st May each year, they are then audited by Grant Thornton UK LLP and the audited accounts, together with the Auditor's report, are published by 31 July.

However, due to the current Coronavirus crisis the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 have been amended to extend the publication dates for the unaudited Statement of Accounts and the ensuing public inspection and audit periods. The new deadline for the publication of unaudited Statement of Accounts is 31 August 2020, the public inspection period is to start on or before 1st September and the external audit should be completed by 30 November 2020.

The 2019/20 Statement of Accounts presents the overall financial position of the Council for the year ended 31 March 2020. The unaudited Accounts have been authorised for issue by the Director of Finance. The public inspection period for the 2019/20 Accounts is from 1st August 2020 to 14th September 2020, details are in the Notice of Electors Rights.

Unaudited Statement of Accounts 2019/20

Notice of Electors Rights

Annual Governance Statement

The Annual Governance Statement sets out the main features of the Council's corporate governance arrangements and its effectiveness. The draft Annual Governance Statement for 2019/20 has been signed by the Leader and Chief Executive and approved by the Audit & Assurance Committee on 29th July and is set out below

Annual Governance Statement