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.