Notice - Delay to 2018/19 Accounts Publication Date
The council has produced its statement of accounts for the year 2018/19. The external audit of the accounts has not been concluded as several issues raised in relation to unwinding of a series of historic matters including the Collection Fund and recharging of support services require further time to be resolved.
As such, under the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, this notice is hereby given that the statement of accounts cannot currently be published. The accounts will be published as soon as reasonably practicable after the receipt of any report from the auditor which contains the auditor's final findings from their audit.
Draft Statement of Accounts 2018/19 - Subject to Audit
Audit of 2018/19 Accounts
Notice is hereby given that the unaudited statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019 will be published on 31 May 2019 at www.lancaster.gov.uk/accounts.
Approved Accounts as at Audit Committee 24 July 2018
About the Statement of Accounts
The Statement of Accounts is produced in accordance with Regulation 7 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, and with proper practices set out in the CIPFA/LASAAC Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom ('the Code'). The Code specifies the principles and practices of accounting required to ensure that the statement of accounts "presents fairly" the financial position and transactions of the council for the year.
The Annual Governance Statement is produced in accordance with Regulation 4 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.
As a local resident you have legal rights to inspect, ask questions about and challenge items in your council's accounts:
If you have any queries relating to these accounts please contact:
Contact: Paul Thompson
Telephone: 01524 582603
Last updated: 31 July 2019