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Statement of accounts

Statement of accounts by year

The statement of accounts presents the overall financial position of the authority for the year ended 31 March. The accounts are produced in the format stipulated by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) in accordance with best accounting practice.

External Audit of the Accounts: Year Ended 31 March 2023 

Publication of Staffordshire County Council Statement of Accounts and Audit Opinion 

The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2023 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP, due to the complex set of factors contributing to audit delays across the sector. 

This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. (See attached link: The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (legislation.gov.uk)

Therefore, this notification explains, as per paragraph (2a), that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2022/23 final statement of accounts in line with the deadline of 30th September 2023, as per paragraph (1). 

The Audit and Standards Committee will consider the results of the 2022/23 audit, after which we will publish the final audited accounts.

Annual governance statement

Audit of accounts

From 1 June 2023 until 14 July 2023 any person may apply to us to look at and copy our accounts for the year ending 31 March 2023. Find out more information in the document below:

Contact us

If you require further information please contact Rachel Spain:

Email: Rachel Spain

Phone: 01785 278157

The statement of accounts is also available in alternative formats such as large print, Braille, or alternative languages upon request.

To request this, please call us on 01785 278157.

Improving our services

Although the accounts have to be produced in accordance with a range of regulations and reporting standards it is important that they are understandable to the general reader.

We are always looking to improve the content and format of the statement of accounts. We would welcome your comments on how the accounts and explanatory information could be improved in future.

Please send any comments on improvements to:

Email: Rob Salmon

Request an alternative format

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