Statement of accounts

At the end of each financial year, we are required by the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 to publish a Statement of Accounts setting out the financial position of the council and the transactions that have been made during the year.

You have the right to inspect these accounts, and the associated documents, in accordance with the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

How do I inspect the unaudited draft accounts for 2016/17?

The 2016/17 unaudited draft accounts, signed by the Responsible Financial Officer, will be published on this page on 30th June 2017 along with the annual governance statement.

They will then be made available for public inspection, along with the supporting accounting records and associated documents, from 1st July 2017 - 11th August 2017.

During this period, local electors can ask the external auditors questions about the draft accounts, or raise objections to them. 

We’ll post more details on how you can inspect the accounts and ask questions on this page when we post the unaudited draft accounts on 30th June 2017.

What happens next? 

Once they have been externally audited and approved by the council’s Audit and Governance Committee, the final audited accounts will be posted here on or by 30th September 2017, along with the audit opinion.

Further information

You can find out more about your right to inspect the council’s accounts on the National Audit Office’s website.

Statement of Accounts library 

The accounts for the most recent financial year and final audited accounts for the last six years, with a summary of each, are published below.


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