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 2017/18 no later than 31 May 2018 and certify that they give a true and fair view of the County Council’s financial position and income and expenditure for the year.

This was achieved on 31 May 2018 and the unaudited accounts were published on the Council’s website for public inspection. The Regulations require the Statement of Accounts to be considered and approved by a committee of the Council by 31 July 2018.  The Statement of Accounts 2017/18 was approved by the Audit & Governance Committee at its meeting on 25 July 2018 and the auditor’s opinion was received on 26 July 2018. 

Accounts for 2017/18

The Statement of Accounts 2017/18 presents the financial position of the county council for the year ending 31 March 2018 and includes the narrative report, annual governance statement and the auditor’s opinion on the accounts.

The Summary of Accounts 2017/18 is a simplified presentation of the financial position of the county council for the year ended 31 March 2018. The summary is taken from the draft statement of accounts.

Annual audit letters

The 2017/18 Annual audit letter will be available in August 2018.

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Accounts for 2016/17 and Accounts for 2015/16

The Statement of Accounts for 2016/17 and 2015/6, 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 2016/17 and 2015/16 accounts.

Statement of accounts

Please note: 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.