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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 period of public inspection for interested members of the public to exercise their statutory right to inspect the accounts was notified in advance in May 2020.

The draft Annual Governance Statement for 2019-20 was reviewed by the Audit Committee at the meeting on 1 April 2020 and the final Annual Governance Statement was approved at the Audit Committee on 15 July 2020.

The 2019-20 Statement of Accounts were prepared by 31 May 2020, and then audited. The audit findings in the Audit Results Report were presented to the Audit Committee at the meeting on 20 October 2020 where the final accounts were approved. The external auditor’s opinion was signed on 22 October 2020 and the audit certificate was signed on 5 November 2020.

The Final Statement of Accounts and Letter of Representation are published here

Public Notice of Audit Conclusion

Annual Audit Letter