The Council’s statutory Statement of Accounts is prepared in accordance with the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the UK, which requires that it presents a true and fair view of the Council’s financial position.
You can download the current year and past years statements of accounts below.
2020 - 21
CANNOCK CHASE DISTRICT COUNCIL
EXTERNAL AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS: YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2021
Publication of Cannock Chase District Council’s
Statement of Accounts and Audit Opinion
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 – Regulation 10, as amended by
The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021
The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021 require that the audited accounts and opinion are published by 30 September 2021. As at 30 September, the Council’s external auditor, Grant Thornton UK LLP, has not yet concluded the audit.
The delay has arisen due to a combination of factors, comprising the following:
- The ongoing impact of Covid-19 on both the preparation of the accounts and the complexity of the audit and pace at which it can be completed; and
- The introduction of a new finance system, with the inherent challenges and complexities that this brings, concurrently with the preparation of the Accounts.
The Council is continuing to work closely with the audit team as they complete their work.
A set of draft accounts will be published on the Council’s website shortly. The Council will publish a final set of accounts as soon as the audit is concluded, and the Audit Report is issued.
This notice of delayed audit is being published in accordance with Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.
2018 - 19
Notice of appointment of auditor to Cannock Chase District Council from 2018/19
Under Section 8(2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Council must publish a notice relating to the appointment of its auditor.
For audits of the accounts from 2018/19, Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) is responsible for appointing an auditor to principal local government and police bodies that have chosen to opt into its national auditor appointment arrangements. Cannock Chase District Council opted into this arrangement.
At its meeting on 14 December 2017, the PSAA Board appointed Grant Thornton to audit the accounts of Cannock Chase District Council for a period of five years, for the accounts from 2018/19 to 2022/23. This appointment is made under regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015.
Statement of Accounts 2017-18
2016 / 17
2015 / 16
Last Updated: 17/05/2022