Our Statement of Accounts shows the income and expenditure for the financial year and our financial position at the end of the period. It is compiled and presented in accordance with the Accounting Code of Practice and satisfies all legislative requirements.
2017-18 Statement of Accounts Public Inspection
After being approved by the Responsible Financial Officer as a true and fair view, draft accounts are placed "on deposit" at West Offices and online for 30 working days. This is so local electors can inspect them, ask questions about them or challenge them (see a guide to your rights on the National Audit Office website).
The deposit dates for the 2017/18 Statement of Accounts are Friday 1 June 2018 to Thursday 12 July 2018. The following documents are available to download:
- Draft 2017/18 Statement of Accounts
- declaration explaining that these accounts are unaudited and subject to change
- Draft Annual Governance Statement
View further information about your inspection rights during this period, including how to contact the council’s auditors, Mazars.
The annual audit process
Over the summer our external auditors conduct a full and detailed examination of the draft accounts, after which they issue their accounts audit letter and audit certificate to confirm that the accounts give a true and fair view. Once this is received, the Annual Governance Committee approves the final audited accounts in July and we publish them.
Statements of accounts for previous financial years
You can view our Statement of Accounts 2016-17 as approved by the Audit and Governance Committee on 20 September 2017. The Audit has not yet been formally concluded due to an objection to the Accounts which is currently being considered by the Auditor.
Annual audit letters
Each year we receive a letter from our external auditors summarising the key findings of the previous year's inspection and audit work; view previous annual audit letters.
Summary of accounts
As an alternative to full statements, a summary of accounts which highlights key information has also been prepared for years 2004-2005 onwards.