Statement of Accounts, Budgets and Annual Audit
2021/22 Unaudited Statement of Accounts & public inspection period
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 requires East Herts Council to publish unaudited accounts and have these available for public inspection from 1st August.
East Herts Council is unable to commence this period for the exercise of public rights in respect of the 2021/22 unaudited accounts, due to delays in producing the 2021/22 statement of accounts caused by the ongoing audit of the 2020/21 accounts.
The public inspection period will commence as soon as reasonably practicable.
Audit of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021
The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP, due to the audit being rescheduled by them. This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. (See attached link: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/234/regulation/10/made). Therefore this notification explains, as per paragraph (2a), that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2020/21 final statement of accounts in line with deadline of 30th September 2021, as per paragraph (1). The Audit & Governance Committee will consider the results of the 2020/21 audit, which has been rescheduled to commence in January 2022, after which we will publish the final audited accounts.
Head of Strategic Finance & Property