Statement of accounts
Our accounts set out the overall financial position and details the financial transactions relating to our activities for the last financial year.
The accounts for 2020-21 and 2021-22 are in draft and subject to audit. Our final accounts for earlier years are published below. Declaration by Responsible Financial Officer.
As at 30 November 2022, the Council's external auditor, Grant Thornton, has not concluded the audit of the 2021-22 set of accounts. The Council is continuing to work closely with the audit team as they complete their work. In line with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Council has published a set of draft accounts. The Council will publish a final set of accounts as soon as the audit is concluded, and the Audit Report issued.
- 2021-2022 Audit inspection notice
- 2020-2021 Delayed opinion notice
- Audit completion notice 2020
- Auditors signed opinion 2020
- Annual audit letter 2020
- Letter of representation 2020
Notice of appointment of Auditor from 2019/2020
For audits of Council accounts from 1 April 2018, Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) is responsible for appointing an auditor to principal local government and police bodies that have chosen to opt into its national auditor appointment arrangements. We have opted into this arrangement.
On 14 December 2017, the PSAA board approved the appointment of Grant Thornton (UK) LLP to audit our accounts for a period of five years, covering the accounts from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2023. This appointment is made under regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015.