The financial statements must be produced in accordance with the requirements of the CIPFA/LASAAC 'Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom' published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.
The Annual Financial Report gives a clear, objective and balanced assessment of the Council's performance in the last financial year and includes major influences on the Council's finances for the year in question and the future.
In addition a summary of accounts is produced each year giving an overview of spending on different services.
Published Accounts are available here for the following financial years:
Please note: The Annual Financial Report contains information that in previous years was published under the title "Statement of Accounts", in addition it now includes the Annual Governance Statement which must be published with the Statement of Accounts.