The Statement of Accounts sets out details of the council's income and expenditure; you can view the Draft Statement of Accounts for 2020/21 and the audited Statement of Accounts for previous years. Draft Statements of Accounts are subject to audit).
The rules governing the audit and inspection of local authority accounts are laid down in the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.
The Notice of Audited Accounts will be published following conclusion of the audit. The Annual Governance Statement accompanies the Statement of Accounts.
Inspection of Accounts 2020/21
There is a formal 30 working day statutory period wherein any person may inspect the unaudited accounts and supporting documents. For this purpose, you may not inspect documents that are not relevant to the accounts or are otherwise legally protected, nor may you inspect documents that contain personal information about a member of staff.
The formal inspection period is between 14 August 2023 to 22 September 2023. During this period a local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate, or their representative may question the auditor about the accounts.
The public inspection notice 2020/21 sets out the details of the inspection period and the procedures for making any objections.