Annual accounts and audit

Oxfordshire County Council statement of accounts.

Audit of accounts year ended 31 March 2021

The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP, due to additional work needed to correct items within Property Plant and Equipment. This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.

Therefore this notification explains, as per paragraph (2a), that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2020/21 final statement of accounts in line with deadline of 30 September 2021, as per paragraph (1). The Audit and Governance Committee will consider the results of the 2020/21 audit at its meeting on 17 November 2021, after which we will publish the final audited accounts.

Oxfordshire County Council published its unaudited Statement of Accounts (pdf format, 2Mb) on Thursday 24 June 2021. 

The Statement of Accounts 2020/21 presents the our financial position for the year ending 31 March 2021 and includes the narrative report and annual governance statement. The Statement of Accounts is unaudited and may be subject to change.

The Audit and Governance Committee will approve the unaudited Statement of Accounts and Annual Governance Statement at a future meeting before the deadline of 30 September 2021.

The period for the exercise of public rights commences at 9am on the 25 June 2021 and conclude at 4pm on 6 August 2021.

Details of its availability are contained in the Public Inspection Notice (pdf format, 116Kb)

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Previous years

Annual audit letters

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.