Statement of accounts

The following three annual documents attempt to show what we have spent in varying levels of detail.

The Statement of Accounts

The Statement of Accounts is an annual publication that sets out exactly what we spent.

This publication is designed to fit in with the latest regulations and guidance on the production of accounts for local authorities.

Summary of statement of accounts

The purpose of this document is to provide a summarised version of the Statement of Accounts.

It includes brief summaries of the accounting statements included in the Statement of Accounts and in addition a review of our performance.

A quick guide to the statement of accounts

This guide provides a quick overall picture of the statement of accounts, it is a briefer guide than the summary statement.

Audit of statement of accounts

In accordance with Regulation 16(1) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, notice is given that the audit of our statement of accounts for 2016-17 has been concluded. The post-audit statement of accounts is attached to this page.

Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 allows local government electors to inspect and make copies of:

  • the statement of accounts prepared by us
  • the local auditor's certificate that the audit of our accounts, including that statement has been completed
  • the local auditor's opinion on the statement of accounts
  • any public interest report relating to us or an entity connected with it
  • any recommendations relating to us or an entity connected with it.

We can supply the above information to an elector on receipt of a reasonable sum from the elector for each copy requested. Or an elector may make a request to us to inspect the documents on working days, between 10am and 4pm at:

County Hall

For more information, please contact Paul Stone, email: or tel: 01629 539239.

Related documents

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