Budget book and statement of accounts
Our Draft Statement of Accounts for 2020/21 has been published.
Budget Book 2021/22
The budget book provides an overview of the council's revenue budget for 2021-2022 and capital programme 2020/21-2025/26. It also provides information in respect of the council's reserves, fees and charges.
You can find the budget books from previous years on our annual budget books page.
Audit of Accounts 2020/21
On Tuesday 6 July 2021 we published our Audit of Accounts 2020/21 - Notice of Public Rights. Members of the public and local government electors have certain rights in the audit process. These are detailed in the Notice.
The draft accounts presents the financial results of the council's activities for the year ended 31 March 2021, and summarises the overall financial position of the council as at 31 March 2021. This Narrative Report sets out the key issues and is intended to give the reader an insight into the council's performance during 2020/21.
You can find the statements of accounts from previous years on our statements of accounts page.
Independent auditor's report - Late publication notice
The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ending 31 March 2021 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, BDO, due to them being unable to start the audit before the end of October 2021. This is to make sure that there are sufficient and appropriate audit resources to safeguard audit quality and professional standards.
The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ending 31 March 2020 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, BDO, due to the on-going investigation affecting the Annual Governance Statement.
This situation is allowed by Regulation 10, paragraph (2) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, as amended by the Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 No. 404. For more information, visit legislation.gov.uk - Accounts and audit regulations 2015 and Legislation.gov.uk - The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.
This notification, as per Regulation 10 paragraph (2), that the Council is not yet able to publish the audited 2019/20 final statement of accounts in line with publication date of 30 September 2020, as per paragraph (1).
BDO LLP have audited the financial statements of Uttlesford District Council for the year ended 31 March 2019 in accordance with the requirements of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.
Annual Audit Letter 2018/19
The annual audit letter is issued following completion of the audit procedures for the year ended 31 March 2019.
You can find the annual audit letters from previous years on our annual audit letters page.
Inspecting financial documents
Printed versions of the Statements of accounts which include all of the original signatures may be inspected at the Council Office in Saffron Walden. Ideally anyone wishing to do so should give 24 hours notice.