Statement of annual accounts

The statement of annual accounts shows the financial performance of our activities and details our finances. We prepare the statement in accordance with the code of practice on local authority accounting.

There is also information on job titles, salaries and expenses of senior council officers.

Public inspection of accounts

There is a 30 working day period of inspection prior to the completion of the audit.

During the inspection period, any member of the electorate may inspect and make copies of the accounts and the related books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts. Written objections to the accounts must be made to the external auditor and copied to our head of finance.


The audit is completed and the audit opinion issued within 3 months after the statement of accounts is approved by the head of finance. 

Following receipt of the audit certificate, we publish our full statement of annual accounts.

Under Section 8 (2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014,  we must publish a notice relating to the appointment of a local auditor

Page last updated: 03 October 2019
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