The Statement of Accounts, which sets out our spending, is published in accordance with the Chartered Institute Public of Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) code of practice on Local Authority Accounting in the UK.

Statement of Accounts 2022/23

Notice on the late conclusion of the audit of accounts

This note is required by The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and including UK Statutory Instruments 2015 No. 234, PART 3: Regulation 10.

Where an audit of accounts has not been concluded before the date specified within the regulations, which is 30 September 2023 in respect of the 2022/23 statement of accounts, an authority must state that it has not been able to publish the statement of accounts and set out the reasons for this.

The audit of accounts for Charnwood Borough Council in respect of the 2022/23 financial year has not been concluded by the specified date of 30 September 2023.

The reasons for the delay are attributed to capacity issues with the external auditors in completing their work and the need to clear their backlog of audit work from previous years relating to other clients. This is impacting on the timely delivery of their 2022/23 audit assignments. Challenges arising from the backlog of audit work is recognised as a national issue and not unique to Charnwood.

In line with the legislation Charnwood will, having approved the statement of accounts in accordance with regulation 9(2) as soon as reasonably practicable after the receipt of any report from the auditor which contains the auditor’s final findings from the audit which is issued before the conclusion of the audit.

Statement of Accounts

The Council Tax Analysis documents contain financial information and statistics in respect of the services which we provided for this period. It also sets out our broad spending estimates and current financial position.

Annual governance reports

Our external auditors are required by the Audit Commission's Code of Practice to issue an Annual Governance Report to us, on completion of our Audit, demonstrating that the Code's objectives have been addressed, summarising all issues of significance arising from our work. A copy of this report and previous Audit Letters are reproduced below:

Public inspection of accounts

Trade union act facility time publications

Audit Completion Certificates

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