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Annual statement of accounts

The Statements of Accounts are produced every year by the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council. The law requires the accounts to comply with national accounting standards.

Notice of Delay in Publication of Statement of Accounts and in the Commencement of the Public Inspection Period

Under section 10 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Council is required to publish its draft annual Statement of Accounts by 31 May each year.

Under section 26 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, any persons interested have a right at the audit of the accounts each year to inspect the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records.

Regulations 14 and 15 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (as amended) require that this right (and associated rights) are exercisable over a single period of 30 working days, commencing no later than 1st June 2023. If this deadline cannot be met, the Council is required to publish a notice of delay.

The Council has been unable to meet this requirement due to audit delays for prior year accounts which are affecting local authorities across the country, and resourcing challenges experienced in 2022-23. These factors are resulting in a delay in completion of the 2022-23 draft accounts, and consequently in the commencement of the public inspection period.

Draft Statement of Accounts 2022-23 [1MB]

SMDC Audit of Accounts Inspection 2223 [122KB]

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council - Audit of Accounts 2021/22

Notice of completion

Please note that Regulation 16(1) of The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 requires the Council to publish (which must include publication on its website) a statement:

  • that the audit has been concluded
  • that the statement of accounts has been published (see below)

At this stage whilst the financial statements audit is concluded, the Auditors cannot formally conclude the audit and issue an audit certificate until they have completed:-

  • The work on the Council's arrangements for securing economy, efficiency and effectiveness in its use of resources.

The auditors are satisfied that this work does not have a material effect on the financial statements year ended 31 March 2022.

The notice of conclusion of the audit will be added to the website alongside the audit certificate as soon as this is issued.

The final set of audited accounts can be found below:-

DRAFT Statement of Accounts 2021-2022 [3MB]

Previous Years Documents:

Audit Findings Report 2020-2021 [9MB]

Statement of Accounts 2020 - 2021 [3MB]

Statement of Accounts 2019/20 [1MB]

Statement of Accounts 2018-19 [2MB]

Statement of Accounts 2017 - 2018 [965KB]

Statement of accounts 2016-17 [885KB]

Statement of accounts 2015-16 [2MB]