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 2021-22 were certified by the Executive Director of Finance and Commercial Services on 29 July 2022 as giving a true and fair view of the financial position of the Council at 31 March 2022.

The draft unaudited accounts are subject to audit by the Council’s external auditor, Mr Mark Hodgson 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 2021-22

Draft Annual Governance Statement 2021-22

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

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. For the 2021-22 accounts the inspection period must commence no later than the first working day of August 2022.

The inspection period for Norfolk County Council’s Statement of Accounts is 1 August 2022 to 12 September 2022.

Notice of inspection for 2021-22 

To request a more accessible version of these documents, please email

2020-21 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 Whole of Government Accounts - GOV.UK ( This will be published on our website as soon as is available.

Previous Statements of Accounts