The annual publication and independent external audit of the Statement of Accounts is an important part of demonstrating how the Council uses public money.
There are a number of statements that are required to be produced by statute.
Statement of Accounts
At the end of every financial year the Council is required to produce an Annual Statement of Accounts that sets out the financial position of the Authority for that period.
The accounts are prepared in accordance with all relevant prescribed guidance, Codes of Practice and Reporting Standards.
Each account contains an explanatory note covering the purpose of the account and more detailed notes explaining key items.