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.

This was achieved on 31 May 2019 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 2019.  The Statement of Accounts 2018/19 was approved by the Audit and Governance Committee at its meeting on 16 July 2019 and the auditor’s opinion was received on 31 July 2019.

Accounts for 2018/19

The Statement of Accounts 2018/19 (pdf format, 2.1Mb) presents the financial position of the county council for the year ending 31 March 2019 and includes the narrative report, annual governance statement and the auditor's opinion on the accounts.

Annual audit letters

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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.