Annual accounts and audit

The statement of accounts and summary of accounts.

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 require the Director of Finance to publish the unaudited Statement of Accounts 2018/19 no later than 31 May 2019 and certify that they give a true and fair view of the County Council’s financial position and income and expenditure for the year.

Accounts for 2018/19

The Statement of Accounts 2018/19 (pdf format, 2.8Mb) presents the financial position of the County Council for the year ending 31 March 2019 and includes the narrative report and annual governance statement. The Statement of Accounts is unaudited and may be subject to change.

The Summary of Accounts 2018/19 (pdf format, 240Kb) is a simplified presentation of the financial position of the county council for the year ended 31 March 2019. The summary is taken from the draft statement of accounts.

Annual audit letters

The 2018/19 Annual audit letter will be available in August 2019.

Please email if you wish to purchase a copy of an annual audit letter.

Previous accounts

The Statement of Accounts for previous years, including the auditor’s opinion on the accounts, are available below. The auditor has not yet issued a certificate of completion of the audit of the 2017/18, 2016/17 and 2015/16 accounts.

Statement of accounts

The law requires that our statement of accounts is signed as approved by certain members and officers of the council and that the audit report is signed by the council's external auditor. A number of frauds have been carried out against bodies that publish signatures on the internet and, for this reason, the signatures of members and officers in our accounts have been removed.

Public inspection of the accounts

The statement of accounts will be available for public inspection on weekdays between Monday 3 June 2019 and Friday 12 July 2019. Details of its availability are contained in the Public Inspection Notice (pdf format, 65Kb).

During the inspection period queries on the accounts or requests for documentation can be sent by email to