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Statement of Accounts

Financial Statements

There is an ever-increasing drive towards open data in government. We take our responsibilities for openness seriously and will actively strive to publish information that's relevant to your needs.

Statement of Accounts

Here you can find the current, and previous years', statement of accounts.

The Financial Report includes an explanatory foreword, the annual governance statement and independent auditor's report, as well as the statement of accounts itself.

The current and previous statements of accounts can be accessed in the box below.

The Annual Governance Report issued by the Council's appointed auditors is presented annually, in September, to the Audit and Governance Committee.

Audited Financial Statements year ending 31 March 2022

The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2022 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, Mazars, due to the planned phased approach to delivering the 2021/22 audits. This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. (See attached link: Therefore, this notification explains, as per paragraph (2a), that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2021/22 final Statement of Accounts in line with deadline of 30 November 2022, as per paragraph (1). The Audit and Governance committee will consider the results of the 2021/22 audit at its meeting on 30 January 2023 after which we will publish the final audited accounts.

The Finance Service

The finance service is responsible for providing financial and accounting advice to the Council, its members and its officers. It is responsible for the preparation and control of budgets; the formal setting of council tax; publishing the council's annual statement of accounts; audit; fees and charges; financial transparency; capital accounting and treasury management; income receipting; VAT and advice; and payable and receivable accounts.