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Statement of Accounts

Requested on
Wed 5th March, 2014
Reference
FOI 4041
Resolution
Information provided

Question

I am a PhD student at the University of Manchester studying corporate governance in different contexts and I am interested in how councils operate at the organisational level. I am undertaking a quantitative study based on using various financial statements across time and considering numerous variables. To help me with my thesis I am requesting your statement of accounts from FY 2000 to FY 2013. I appreciate that some of these are already located on your website / publically avaliable. However, I could not find all the years needed and if you could help me by locating these documents it would sincerely be appreciated.Electronic or hardcopies, or whatever help you can offer is greatfully received.

Answer

Following the above information request I am able to provide the following information:
Our finance team make hard copies of the Statement of Accounts available through the Statutory Instrument  2003 No. 533 ‘The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2003 legislation which states under paragraph 11 (1) (b), that the council shall ‘keep copies available for purchase by any person on payment of a reasonable sum’.  These documents are therefore available to purchase at a cost of £6 for years each copy.
If you would like to purchase copies of these accounts, please send a cheque payable to Charnwood Borough Council for the correct amount, to Financial Services, Charnwood Borough Council, Southfields Rd, Loughborough, LE11 2TX
Alternatively these documents can be viewed by appointment at the Council offices, appointments can be made by telephoning Financial Services on 01509 634810.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at the address at the bottom of this e-mail.  I have outlined our Freedom of Information Complaints Procedure below should you need to make use of it.
Yours sincerely,
Megan Bilton
Information Officer
Customer Services
foi@charnwood.gov.uk
01509 634711

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