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.

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.

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 8 July 2022.

Delay in publishing audited Statement of Accounts: Year Ended 31 March 2022

The deadline for the publication of North Yorkshire County Council’s Statement of Accounts and Audit Opinion was 30 November 2022.  

The external audit of the draft Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2022 has not yet been completed.

This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234), as amended by the Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/263).

This notification explains, as per Regulation 10 (2) (a), that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2021/22 Statement of Accounts in line with the publication date of 30 November 2022, as per Regulation 10 (1).

North Yorkshire County Council is continuing to work closely with the external auditor to ensure the required work is completed as soon as possible.

In line with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, North Yorkshire County Council published a draft Statement of Accounts subject to audit on 8 July 2022. These can be accessed below.

The final audited Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2022 will be published as soon as the audit is concluded, and the Independent Auditor’s Report issued.

2021-22 account

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