The Statement of Accounts is a financial document that shows our income and expenditure for the financial year (1 April - 31 March).
It is approved by the Director of Resources and reviewed by the Finance, Resources, Audit and Governance Committee as well as being audited and signed off by our external auditors.
South Norfolk Council
Audit of Accounts: Year ended 31 March 2019
Publication of statement of accounts, annual governance statement and narrative statement
The Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 – Regulation 10
The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP, due to EY’s resourcing pressures. This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. (See attached link: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/234/regulation/10/made).
Therefore, this notification explains, as per paragraph (2a), that the Council is not yet able to publish its audited 2018/19 final statement of accounts in line with deadline of 31st July 2019, as per paragraph (1). The Finance, Resources, Audit and Governance Committee will consider the results of the 2018/19 audit at its meeting on 27th September 2019 after which the Council will publish the final audited accounts.