Finance and budgets - Annual Statement of Accounts and Audit Reports 2019/20

Audited Statement of Accounts 2019/20 

Each year the Council is statutorily required to produce a Statement of Accounts. This document sets out a summary of our financial affairs and performance. It also provides information relating to the Council’s assets and liabilities at the end of the financial year, the cost of the services provided by the Council and the way in which these services were financed.

The audit of the Council's statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020 was concluded on 9 December 2020 and an unqualified audit opinion has been issued. On the same date the auditors also issued an unqualified conclusion on the arrangements the Council has in place for securing value for money.

The statement of accounts includes the Narrative Report, the approved Annual Governance Statement and the Independent Auditor's Report and Audit Certificate. The document can be downloaded by using the links on this website.

Public Notice: 10th December 2020



Section 25, Audit and Accountability Act 2014
Regulation 16(1), Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015

NOTICE is hereby given that the audit of the statement of accounts for Bassetlaw District Council for the year ended 31 March 2020 has now been concluded.

NOTICE is also given that the statement of accounts and auditors’ reports are now available for inspection by local government electors, between the hours of 9.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. (Mondays to Fridays).  Application should be made initially to the Head of Finance and Property at, Bassetlaw District Council, Queens Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop, S80 2AH – (Telephone 01909 533533).

Copies or extracts from the statement of accounts are available on payment of a fee.

The statement of accounts and auditors’ certificate is also published on the Council’s website.

David Hill - CPFA
Head of Finance & Property Services (S151 Officer)
10th December 2020

Public Notice: 30th November 2020


Publication of Bassetlaw District Council Statement of Accounts and Audit Opinion

The Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 – Regulation 10

As Amended By

The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020


The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 require that the audited accounts and opinion are published by 30 November 2020.

Notice is hereby given that Bassetlaw District Council cannot publish the audited statement of accounts by 30 November 2020, as the audit has not yet been concluded by the external auditors, Mazars LLP. 

The delay is due to the lateness of IAS19 assurance letters from the Nottinghamshire Pension Fund external auditor being made available to the Council’s external auditors.  As this assurance could impact on the valuation of the net pension fund liability within Bassetlaw District Council’s accounts, the audit cannot be concluded until these have been considered by the Council’s external auditors to enable any potential error to be quantified. 

Bassetlaw District Council Audit and Risk Scrutiny Committee, 19th November 2020, was formally advised of this matter and subject to the delegations agreed at this Committee the final audited accounts and audit opinion will be published as soon as possible after the audit is concluded.

Therefore this notice of delayed audit is being published in accordance with Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. See attached link:

Statement of Accounts 2018/19

View our statement of accounts 2018/19 on our Open Data website.



Last Updated on Wednesday, August 15, 2018