Statement of accounts

After the end of each financial year (31 March) the council has to publish a formal statement of accounts. These are compiled in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the Local Authority Accounting Code of Practice. The statement includes:

  • an explanatory foreword
  • a statement of its income and expenditure for the year
  • a statement showing the value of its assets at the end of the year
  • a statement showing the movement in its cash balances

Unaudited Statement of Accounts 2018/19

The unaudited Statement of Accounts for 2018/19 was signed by the Chief Finance Officer on 7 June 2019 and the accounts are now undergoing audit inspection. You can download the unaudited Statement of Accounts from the menu on the right, along with the audited statements for previous years.

Audit of accounts 2018/19

The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP, due to EY’s resourcing pressures.  This is explained in the letter available in the downloads section of this page. 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 2018/19 final statement of accounts in line with deadline of 31 July 2019, as per paragraph (1). The Joint Audit and Governance Committee will consider the results of the 2018/19 audit at its meeting on 14 October 2019 after which we will publish the final audited accounts.


Last reviewed: 25 - 07 - 2019

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