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Public Notice - Audit of Statement of Accounts 2020-21

Published: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

STROUD DISTRICT COUNCIL

AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2021       

Delay in publishing audited Statement of Accounts: Year Ended 31 March 2021

The external audit of the draft Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, Deloitte LLP, due to delay in the audit process.

This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234), as amended by the Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/263)

This notification explains, as per Regulation 10 (2) (a), that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2020-21 Statement of Accounts in line with publication date of 30 September 2021, as per Regulation 10 (1). The Council is continuing to work closely with the external auditor to ensure the required work is completed as soon as possible. In line with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, Stroud District Council published a draft Statement of Accounts subject to audit on 5th July 2021 and the final audited Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 will be published as soon as the audit is concluded, and the Independent Auditor’s Report issued.

Councils must produce an annual Statement of Accounts in accordance with legislative requirements and the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the UK. Our draft 2020-21 annual Statement of Accounts are available below for local electors to inspect.

Andrew Cummings CPFA

Strategic Director of Resources (Section 151 Officer)

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