Statement of financial accounts, examined by external auditors, are published each year.

The statement of accounts sets out how the money was spent and raised throughout the year. It also shows a year-end balance sheet that summarises the value of all our assets and liabilities.

In March 2021 the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) passed new legislation, The Accounts and Audit Amendment Regulations 2021, which relate to financial years ending 31 March 2021 and 31 March 2022. The amendment stipulates that unaudited accounts must be published by 31 July in each of these years but local authorities can choose to publish earlier. We elected to publish the unaudited accounts on 14 June 2021. Final, audited accounts must be published by 30 September in each of these years. 

Unfortunately the external audit of the draft Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 was delayed but the final, audited accounts were published on 22 December 2021. 

Councils must produce an annual Statement of Accounts in accordance with legislative requirements and the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the UK. Our final audited 2020-21 annual Statement of Accounts are available below.

2020-21 accounts

2019-20 accounts

2018-19 accounts

2017-18 accounts

2016-17 accounts

2015-16 accounts

2014-15 accounts

2013-14 accounts

2012-13 accounts

2011-12 accounts

2010-11 accounts

2009-10 accounts

2008-09 accounts

2007-08 accounts

2006-07 accounts

2005-06 accounts

2004-05 accounts