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Statement of accounts and audit reports

We produce Statement of Accounts detailing how the money was spent by us for the financial year. This is accompanied by the external auditor’s report.  

The external audit report expresses an opinion on whether the financial statements give a true and fair view of the financial position of us, our expenditure, and income for the year then ended; and have been prepared properly in accordance with the CIPFA/LASAAC Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom. 

Public Notice of appointment of auditor

Statement of accounts

Financial year 2021-2022

Delay in publishing audited Statement of Accounts: Year Ended 31 March 2022

Publication of Ashfield District Council Statement of Accounts and Audit Opinion

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, Mazars LLP.

This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234) , as amended by the Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI 2022/708)

This notification explains, as per Regulation 10 (2) (a), that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2021/22 Statement of Accounts in line with publication date of 30 November 2022, as per Regulation 10 (1). Ashfield District Council is continuing to work closely with the external auditor to ensure the required work is completed as soon as possible. In line with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, Ashfield District Council published a draft Statement of Accounts subject to audit on 31st July 2022 and the final audited Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2022 will be published as soon as the audit is concluded, and the Independent Auditor’s Report issued.


Peter Hudson

Corporate Finance Manager (& Section 151 Officer)

Ashfield District Council
Urban Road
Kirkby in Ashfield
NG17 8DA

Date: 30 November 2022

Financial year 2020-2021

An unqualified audit opinion has been issued on the financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2021, the final audited financial statements are published below.

The audit certificate cannot be issued by the External Auditors, as they have not yet completed their work in respect of the Council’s value for money arrangements or their work on the Council’s Whole of Government Accounts submission, which will be completed at a later date.


Financial year 2019-2020

Financial year 2018-2019

Financial year 2017-2018

Financial year 2016-2017

Financial year 2015-2016

Financial year 2014-2015

Financial year 2013-2014

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