Draft Statement of Accounts 2020/21
The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021 extend the statutory audit deadlines for 2020/21. The requirement for the public inspection period to include the first 10 working days of June has been removed for 2020/21 and 2021/22, instead local authorities must commence the public inspection period on or before the first working day of August 2021. This means the draft accounts must be approved and published by 31st July 2021 at the latest, however may be published earlier. The council will publish the dates of its public inspection period as soon as the draft 2020/21 statement of accounts has been approved. The statutory period for the publication of audited accounts has also been moved from 31st July to 30th September.
The 2019/20 statement of accounts, which includes the annual governance statement and narrative statement, is available here.
In addition the audited statement of accounts from 2009/10 to 2018/19 are also available to download.
The availability of the accounts and supporting documents for inspection is advertised before the audit begins. The status of the statement of accounts 2019/20 is audited.
After the audit has been completed, the auditor sends an annual audit and inspection letter to the Council which contains his findings, drawing elected members' attention to any matters which he feels they should be made aware of. The completion of the audit and the availability of the audited statement of accounts is set out in the Council's Audit Conclusion Notice. The signed auditor's report for Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council can be found here.
The rights of individuals to inspect the accounts are described in the National Audit Office's document “Council Accounts - a guide to your rights” (external link).
Notice of appointment of auditor from 2020/21
Under Section 8(2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Council must publish a notice relating to the appointment of its auditor. Please see details below.
Last updated 17 June 2021