Under section 10 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Council is required to publish its annual Statement of Accounts by 31 July each year. The Statement of Accounts includes the Council’s Annual Governance Statement and Narrative Statement and any audit opinion given by the external auditors at this date. If the audit has not concluded by 31 July the Council is required to publish the reasons for this under Section 10.2a of the Regulations.
As at 31 July 2019, the Council’s external auditor, has not yet concluded the audit following receipt of the Council’s 2017/18 statement of accounts and Annual Governance Statement issued for audit in February 2019, and the Council has not yet issued its 2018/19 Statement of accounts and Annual Governance Statement for audit. In line with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Council has published a set of its draft unaudited 2017/18 statement of accounts and Annual Governance Statement. The Council is continuing to work closely with the audit team as they complete their work on the 2017/18 audit. The Council has published its unaudited 2018-19 Statement of accounts on 31 July and will publish its unaudited Annual Governance Statement shortly. The Council will publish a final set of accounts as and when the 2017/18 and 2018/19 audits are concluded, and when the Audit Reports are issued.