Under section 10 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Council is required to publish its annual Statement of Accounts by 31 July each year. The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021 extended this date to 30 September for financial years beginning 2020 and 2021.
If the audit has not concluded by publication date, the Council is required to publish the reasons for this under Section 10.2a of the Regulations.
Due to resourcing difficulties on the part of the external auditors, Grant Thornton, the audit of the accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 has not concluded in time to meet the 30 September publication date.
The draft Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 is available below: