Publication of accounts

The Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 – Regulation 10, as Amended By The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 require that the audited accounts and audit opinion are published by 30 November 2020. As at 30 November the Council’s external auditor, Grant Thornton UK LLP, has not yet concluded the audit.

The delay has arisen due to a combination of factors, including;

  • the impact of Covid-19 on both the complexity of the audit and the pace at which it can be completed;
  • the increased assurance work that auditors are required to carry out nationally with respect to pensions and asset valuations.

The Council is continuing to work closely with the audit team as they complete their work. In line with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Council has published a set of draft accounts, which can be found on our budgets and accounts page. The Council will publish a final set of accounts as soon as the audit is concluded.

This notice of delayed audit is being published in accordance with Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015
The Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 – Regulation 10, as Amended By The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Published: 30th November 2020