Our finances

Statement of Accounts, Audit of Accounts and Annual Governance Statement

Statement of Accounts

After the end of each financial year (31 March) we 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 our income and expenditure for the year
  • a statement showing the value of our assets at the end of the year
  • a statement showing the movement in our cash balances

Audited Statement of Accounts 2018/19

The audited Statement of Accounts for 2018/19 was signed by the Chief Finance Officer on 7 June 2019 and the audit inspection was completed on 23 October 2020. You can download the audited Statement of Accounts by clicking the link below, along with the audited statements for previous years.

Audit of accounts 2018/19

Each year the council’s accounts are audited.  Anyone interested has the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the accounts and books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to them.  For the year ended 31 March 2019 these documents will be available on application to the head of finance and chief finance officer, Vale of White Horse District Council, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4SB, between 9.30am and 4.30pm (Monday to Friday) for the period commencing on Monday 10 June and ending Friday 12 July 2019 inclusive. 

The audit was carried out by Kevin Suter, Executive Director, Ernst & Young LLP, Apex Plaza, Forbury Road, Reading, RG1 1YE and was conducted under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. 

Local government electors and their representatives have the opportunity to question the auditor about the accounts who should be contacted at the above address.  They also have the right to make objections to the accounts, or any items in them.  Written notice of a proposed objection, stating the grounds, the facts relied on and particulars of the action it is proposed the auditor should take must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the council. The period for making such objections is from Monday 10 June to Friday 12 July 2019 inclusive.

Vale of White Horse Statement of Accounts 2019/20

Vale of White Horse Statement of Accounts 2018/19

Vale of White Horse Statement of Accounts 2017/18

Vale of White Horse Statement of Accounts 2016/17

Annual Governance Statement

The annual governance statement forms part of the annual statement of accounts and reports on the extent of our compliance with our principles and practices of good governance, including how we have monitored the effectiveness of the governance and sets out action for planned changes in the coming year.  This statement provides an assurance to us and our stakeholders that good governance arrangements are in place.

We are responsible for ensuring that our business is conducted in accordance with the law and proper standards, and that public money is safeguarded and properly accounted for, and used economically, efficiently and effectively.

See downloads section of this page for the Annual Governance Statement and statements from previous years.


Contact us - Finance

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01235 422413
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

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Vale of White Horse District Council
135 Eastern Avenue
Milton Park
OX14 4SB