Statement of Accounts 2020-21

The Council has been unable to commence the period of public inspection for the 2020/21 statement of accounts by the first working day in August 2021. Following on from this this there is also a delay in the commencement of the audit and the publication of the audited accounts of the year ended 31 March 2021.

Due partly to the global Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a delay in the conclusion of the audit of the annual accounts for 2019/20, primarily related to uncertainties over the valuation of the authority’s assets. As the 2019/20 accounts process has not been concluded, officers have been unable to produce the 2020/21 statement of accounts for the external auditor to then commence their work.

As soon as the 2020/21 draft statement of accounts are available, these will be published with revised inspection dates. The audited statement of accounts will follow as soon possible.

Statement of Accounts 2019-20

The Council’s accounts are subject to external audit. As the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 require, members of the public and local government electors have certain rights in the audit process. These are:

  1. Inspect the accounts for the year ended 31st March 2020. The period of inspection is between 2 June 2020 and 13 July 2020.
  2. From the 2 June 2020 to 13 July 2020, a local government elector for the Camden area may ask the auditor questions about the accounts.
  3. From the 2 June 2020 to 12 July 2020, a local government elector for the Camden area may object to the Council’s accounts.

Jon Rowney

Executive Director Corporate Services (Chief Financial Officer)