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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 2020-21 were certified by the Executive Director of Finance and Commercial Services on 30 July 2021 as giving a true and fair view of the financial position of the Council at 31 March 2021.

The draft unaudited accounts will then be 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 2020-21

Draft Annual Governance Statement 2020-21

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

Delay to the publication of the final accounts

The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, Ernst & Young LLP, due to the planned phased approach to delivering the 2020/21 audits. 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 2020/21 final statement of accounts in line with deadline of 30 September 2021, as per paragraph (1).

The audit committee will consider the results of the 2020/21 audit at its meeting on 14 October 2021 after which we will publish the final audited accounts.

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 2020-21 accounts the inspection period must commence no later than the first working day of August 2021.

The inspection period for Norfolk County Council’s Statement of Accounts was 2 August 2021 to 13 September 2021. 

Notice of inspection for 2020-21

Previous Statements of Accounts

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