Our accounts set out the overall financial position and details the financial transactions relating to our activities for the last financial year.
Unaudited draft accounts are usually available at the end of May each year. Current circumstances have delayed the process for all authorities this year, and interim legislation/guidance allows these to be published by the end of August. We have made the accounts available by the end of July. At that time they are still subject to review by the Council's external auditors and maybe subject to change. They are replaced by the final audited accounts at the conclusion of the audit at the end of November, or when practically possible, following approval by Full Council.
The period for the exercise of public rights under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 is normally required to include the first 10 working days of June. However, because of the potential impact of the covid-19 virus on local authorities’ ability to have prepared their draft statement of accounts by the end of May, the requirement has been suspended for 2020. Please read the Audit inspection notice 2020 for details of the dates this year.
- Declaration by Responsible Officer 2020
- Notice of completion of audit 2019
- Auditors signed opinion 2019
- Annual audit letter 2019
- Letter of representation 2019
Notice of appointment of Auditor from 2018/2019
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. Teignbridge District Council opted into this arrangement.
On 14 December 2017, the PSAA board approved the appointment of Grant Thornton (UK) LLP to audit the accounts of Teignbridge District Council 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.