Statement of Accounts

Delay to 2019/20 accounts publication

Notice of inspection of accounts 2019/20

From 1 September to 12 October 2020 between 9am and 4.30pm, Mondays to Fridays, any person interested or any journalist (any person who produces for publication journalistic material, whether paid to do so or otherwise) may on reasonable notice inspect and make copies of the accounts of Lancaster City Council for the year ended 31 March 2020.

Notice of conclusion of audit 2018/19

NOTICE is hearby given under Regulation 16 of the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 that the Auditor has concluded their audit and that the Statement of Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2019 has been published.

Under Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 the Statement of Accounts and Auditors’ report are open to the inspection of any local government elector for the area, who may make a copy of them or of an extract from them.

The Statement of Accounts will be available for inspection on working days between 9am and 4.30pm at the council address below, by prior arrangement. Please telephone 01524 582603 to make an appointment. The Statement can also be viewed below.

Paul Thompson CPFA, LLB (Hons)
Chief Finance Officer, Head of Financial Services & Section 151 Officer
Lancaster City Council
Town Hall
Dalton Square

Statement of Accounts 2018/19

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.

Your rights

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: 17 September 2020