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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, 2021-22 and 2022-23 are in draft and subject to audit. Our final accounts for earlier years are published below. 

Responsible Financial Officer declaration for 2020-21, 2021-22, and 2022-23.

As at 30 November 2022, the Council's external auditor, Grant Thornton, had 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.

The draft accounts for 2022-23 have now been published.

Annual audit

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.


When this content has been updated

Last updated 30 June 2023