Budget and financial year reports
Last Updated: 13 April 2022
Our budget books, audit letters, approved accounts, fees and charges books, audit of accounts and budget consultation.
The reports are set out by financial year and cover the last four years.
If you want paper copies of these documents there may be a charge.
2021 to 2022 financial year
2020 to 2021 financial year
The audit is now completed on the annual accounts and the audit certificate is published within the Statement of Accounts and Annual Governance Statement. The auditors are also required to review the Council’s arrangements to deliver value for money. This work has not been completed as the auditors have applied the Covid-19 special provisions in the National Audit Office’s guidance for auditors (in Auditor Guidance Note 03) and will be completing this work to a later timescale. It is expected that the auditors will complete this work and issue the Auditor’s Annual Report by 31 December 2021, which is within three months of the date of the opinion on the financial statements, as permitted under the special provisions in AGN 03.
Please note that Regulation 16(1) of The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 requires the Council to publish (which must include publication on its website) a statement:
- that the audit has been concluded
- that the statement of accounts has been published
- of the rights of inspection conferred in local government electors by section 25 of the Act and the address at which, and the hours during which, those rights may be exercised
As the audit has not yet been concluded, we cannot yet issue this statement. The notice of conclusion of the audit will be added to the website alongside our audit certificate as soon as this is issued.
2019 to 2020 financial year
On the 7th April 2020 the government issued SI 2020/404 The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.
These regulations amend the deadline by which the Annual Governance Statement and Statement of Accounts together with any certificate or opinion issued by the auditor must be published from 31 July 2020 to 30 September 2020. Previously there was a requirement for all authorities to have a common period for the exercise of public rights, being the first 10 working days of June.
Under the new regulations there is no requirement for a common period for the exercise of public rights. We are still required to set a period for this purpose, but the only requirement is that the 30 working day period for the exercise of public rights should start on or before the first working day of September, that is on or before 1 September 2020.
The period for the public inspection of South Lakeland District Councils accounts is Monday 29th June 2020 until Monday 10th August 2020.