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Statement of accounts

The annual statement of accounts (the accounts) shows details of the costs of providing the Council's services and information about the Council's assets and liabilities.

The Council's accounts (including those of Norfolk Pension Fund) for 2022 to 23 were certified by the Director of Strategic Finance on 31 May 2023 as giving a true and fair view of the financial position of the Council at 31 March 2023.

The draft unaudited accounts are subject to audit by the Council's external auditor, Debbie Hanson of Ernst & Young LLP of One Cambridge Business Park, Cambridge, CB4 0WZ. This may result in changes to the accounts.

The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2023 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP, due to the complex set of factors contributing to audit delays across the sector. This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. (The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 ( Therefore, this notification explains, as per paragraph (2a), that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2022/23 final statement of accounts in line with deadline of 30th September 2023, as per paragraph (1). The Audit and Governance Committee will consider the results of the 2022/23 audit, after which we will publish the final audited accounts.

Declaration by Responsible Financial Officer (PDF) [85KB]

Draft Statement of Accounts 2022-23 (PDF) [2MB]

Draft Annual Governance Statement 2022-23 (PDF) [366KB]

Copies of the accounts for the previous 6 years are shown below.

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Statement of Accounts 2020-21 and 2021-2

The final audit certificates for the statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 and 31 March 2022 have not yet been completed by our external auditors, Ernst & Young LLP, due to delayed Whole of Government Accounts deadlines as set out in the Whole of Government Accounts. These will be published on our website as soon as available.

Previous Statements of Accounts