Financial Reports

Financial Services are responsible for financial stewardship functions and preparing the annual accounts. This includes preparing a budget each year for approval by Council as well as publishing audited accounts and audit reports. In addition in October 2016 the Council was required to publish an “Efficiency Plan” to take advantage of the Government’s 4 year settlement guarantee.

Efficiency Plan  

Council Budget

Guidelines

Budget / Fees and Charges

Audited Financial Statements and Audit Report

Notice of publication and audit of accounts 2020/21

The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021 require the Council to publish the unaudited Statement of Accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2021 by 30 September 2021.
 
Notice is given that:
 
1) The Council has not yet completed and published the draft Statement of Accounts for the financial year 2020-21 (ending 31 March 2021) and commenced the period for the exercise of public inspection.
 
2) The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, BDO, due to delays with previous year’s statements. This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.
 
3) The Council will publish a draft set of accounts as soon as reasonably practicable, following which the period for the exercise of public inspection will commence.
 
4) Therefore, this notification explains, as per paragraph 2, that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2020/21 final statement of accounts in line with deadline of 30 September 2021, as per paragraph (1). The Audit and Standards Committee will consider the results of the 2020/21 audit once it is available after which we will publish the final audited accounts.
 
Bob Watson
Strategic Director Finance and Customer Services
The officer appointed under Section 151 of the Local Government Act 1972 

Stating that these are still subject to audit and that the auditor has not been able to issue his opinion on the Statement of Accounts by 30th November 2020.