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.

Declaration by Responsible Financial Officer

Draft Statement of Accounts 2022-23

Draft Annual Governance Statement 2022-23

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

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Period for the Exercise of Public Rights

Any rights of objection, inspection and questioning of the local auditor may only be exercised within a single period of 30 working days commencing on the day following the signing of the draft unaudited accounts referred to above.

The inspection period for Norfolk County Council’s Statement of Accounts is 1 June 2023 to 12 July 2023.

Notice of inspection for 2022-23

2021 to 22 Statement of Accounts

The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2022 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP, due to the planned phased approach to delivering the 2021 to 22 audits in light of a variety of complex factors contributing to audit delays in previous years. This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.

Therefore, this notification explains, as per paragraph (2a), that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2021 to 22 final statement of accounts in line with deadline of 30 November 2022, as per paragraph (1). The audit committee will consider the results of the 2021 to 22 audit at its meeting on 25 July 2023, after which we will publish the final audited accounts.

Draft Statement of Accounts 2021-22

Draft Annual Governance Statement 2021-22

2020 to 21 Statement of Accounts

The final audit certificate for the statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 has 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. This will be published on our website as soon as is available.

Previous Statements of Accounts