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Statement of accounts

A statement of accounts is a record of the Council's spending in a year. It is an important element in demonstrating the stewardship of public money and includes:

  • An overview of the Council's accounts
  • Comment on the financial performance the efficiency and effectiveness in the use of resources
  • Core financial statements, including income and expenditure, movement in reserves, the balance sheets and cash flow statement

The Director of Corporate Resources is responsible for ensuring that the Statement of Accounts is prepared in line with statutory and accounting requirements.

Statement of Accounts 2020

The draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020, are currently being audited. Download the Draft Statement of Accounts.

The statutory deadline for completing the 2019/20 audit is 30 November 2020.

The public inspection period will begin on 4 June and end on 15 July. During this time members of the public can exercise their right to inspect the accounts. Find more details in the Notice of dates for exercise of electors rights document.

Subject to the outcome of the public inspection, the Audit Committee will give its approval and the audit opinion will be issued. The audited accounts will then be published.