Annual accounts and audit

The statement of accounts.

The statement of accounts: Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has issued revised Accounts and Audit regulations for the Statement of Accounts 2019/20.

The requirement for the public inspection period to include the first ten working days in June has been removed. Instead local authorities must commence the public inspection period on or before the first working day of September 2020. This means that draft accounts must be approved by 31 August 2020. The publication date for audited accounts has moved from 31 July to 30 November 2020 for all local authority bodies.

Oxfordshire County Council published its unaudited Statement of Accounts on Monday 8 June 2020. The Audit and Governance Committee approved the unaudited Statement of Accounts and Annual Governance Statement on Wednesday 22 July 2020.

The period for the exercise of public rights will commence at 9am on the 23 July 2020 and conclude at 4pm on the 3 September 2020.

Details of its availability are contained in the Public Inspection Notice (pdf format, 69Kb).

During the inspection period queries on the accounts or requests for documentation can be sent by email to accounts@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

Accounts for 2019/20

The Statement of Accounts 2019/20 (pdf format, 2Mb) presents the financial position of the county council for the year ending 31 March 2020 and includes the narrative report, annual governance statement and the auditor's opinion on the accounts.

Annual audit letters

Please email accounts@oxfordshire.gov.uk 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.