Spending and budgets

The external audit of the Draft Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2019 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP, due to EY’s resourcing pressures.  This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. 

(See attached link: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/234/regulation/10/made).

Therefore, this notification explains, as per paragraph (2a), that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2018/19 final Statement of Accounts in line with deadline of 31st July 2019, as per paragraph (1). The Audit-Sub Committee will consider the results of the 2018/19 audit at its meeting on 28th November 2019, after which we will publish the final audited accounts.

As a Council we want to keep you fully informed about how we spend your money in providing local services.

We publish details of spending over £250 on a monthly basis (xlsx, 96kb) and annual basis. (xlsx, 298kb)

We also publish our procurement card spending on a monthly basis (xlsx, 37kb) and annual basis. (xlsx, 27kb)

The Council’s Medium Term Financial Position is updated to the Finance and Management committee in August, November, March and July as part of the quarterly revenue out-turn, and a full review is reported in October and February to the same committee.

You can view our Statement of Accounts, (pdf, 3.9mb) containing information on the income and expenditure of our services for the 2017/18 financial year.

You can view our Draft Statement of Accounts for the 2018/19 financial year here (pdf, 2.5mb)

View the Advertising Accounts Inspection 18/19 here (docx, 29kb).

Ernst and Young LLP have been appointed to audit our accounts from 2018/19 to 2022/23. This is a statutory appointment made following a national procurement exercise.

The Council produce a Capital Strategy (docx, 268kb) which demonstrates how capital expenditure decisions are taken in line with service objectives and how the Council properly take account of stewardship, value for money, prudence, sustainability and affordability.