What We Spend and How We Spend It
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Each year we have to produce a set of accounts just like any other organisation. The formal document is the Statement of Accounts which sets out the financial aspects of our activities and draws attention to the main characteristics of our financial position. A Summary of Accounts is also available to help you get a better understanding of our finances.
Grant Thornton UK LLP were appointed as auditors to the Council with effect from November 2012, replacing the Audit Commission.
Financial strategy and budget
2020-2023 Financial Strategy
The capital programme features in the full Financial Strategy
Annual variance reports appear in the Financial Strategy.
Quarterly variance reports appear within the agenda for the relevant Cabinet meetings.
The Accounts are currently audited by Grant Thornton UK LLP. The audit must be completed and the Accounts published by the 30th September.
Basis of Accounts
The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the preparation of the Statement of Accounts in accordance with the Code of Practice of Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom.