2020/21 Statement of Accounts - Delay Notice

The draft 2020/21 Statement of Accounts are available to view on the Council’s website. (This document may not be suitable for users with assistive technology. Request an accessible format.)

These have not yet been audited by the Councils external auditors (Mazars LLP). The reason for this is set out within the ‘Delay Notice' below, relating to the publication of the 2020/21 Statement of Accounts and Audit Opinion'. 

The audited 2019-20 Statement of Accounts are available to view on our Open Data website.

Delay Notice

Publication of Bassetlaw District Council 2020/21 Statement of Accounts and Audit Opinion

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, sections 26 and 27

Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015, Regulations 14 and 15

In line with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, Bassetlaw District Council published a draft Statement of accounts, subject to audit on Friday 30 July 2021.  The audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 has not yet been completed by the external auditors, Mazars LLP. 

The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021 require that the audited accounts and opinion are published by 30 September 2021. The delay has arisen due to the increased assurance work that auditors are required to carry out nationally with respect to pensions and further work is required on our asset valuations.

The audit and issue of the audit opinion is expected to conclude no later than 31 December 2021, after which the statement of accounts and audit opinion will be published.  This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. 

The Council’s Audit and Risk Scrutiny Committee was formally advised of this matter on 30 September 2021 and subject to the delegations agreed at this Committee the final audited accounts will be published as soon as the audit is concluded and the independent Auditor’s Report issued.

Further detail can be found in this letter from Mazars. (Letter from Mazars - PDF document produced externally by Mazars LLP)

David Hill

Director of Corporate Resources (S151 Officer)


Last Updated on Friday, October 29, 2021