The financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2021 have been audited and are published below this notice.

The certificate of completion of the audit is not issued at this time because:

The Council requires the Appointed Auditors to issue a report on the Council’s arrangements for securing economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in its use of resources. This work is not completed and the Covid-19 - special provisions in the National Audit Office’s guidance for auditors have been applied and this work will be completed to a later timescale. This work is planned to be completed and the Auditor’s Annual Report issued by 31 July 2022, which is within three months of the date of the opinion on the financial statements, as permitted under the special provisions in the National Audit Office’s Audit Guidance Note 03; and

  • The audit cannot be formally concluded, and the audit certificate issued until the completion of the work necessary to issue the Whole of Government Accounts Component Assurance statement for the year ended 31 March 2021.

 The Council will publish a certificate of completion and any associated documents as soon as the whole audit is concluded.