These provide information on our income and expenditure over recent years and balances at the year-end points.
Our accounts are prepared in accordance with the accounting conventions which apply to all local authorities.
We have a statutory responsibility to prepare accounts that present accurately and fairly our operations during the year. This must be done in accordance with The Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom: A Statement of Recommended Practice (the code) (CIPFA/LASAAC). In accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the draft accounts must be issued by the end of May and the audited version published before the end of July each year.
Statement of Accounts deferral
In response to an unprecedented situation across the UK relating to COVID19 and the need to reduce the pressure on authorities to comply with legal deadlines, the Government have introduced The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2021. These Regulations provide authorities with additional time to complete the audit of their accounts for 2020/21. These Regulations follow on from the extension granted to authorities for the annual accounts relating to the 2019/20 financial year.
For Runnymede the deadline to publish its unaudited accounts for 2020/21 has now moved from 31 May 2021 to 31 July 2021 with the deadline for publishing audited statements being pushed back from 31 July 2021 to 30 September 2021.
Audit of accounts
The audit of the 2019-20 Statement of Accounts is still ongoing. The auditors have not been able to issue their opinion on the Statement of Accounts by the revised 30 November 2020 deadline due to ongoing resourcing issues. This has obviously had a knock on effect on the 2020-21 audit which has not yet started.
Statement of Accounts 2020-21 (Subject to Audit)
Statement of Accounts 2019-20 (Subject to Audit)
Statement of Accounts 2016-17 (Final)