Notice of delay of publication of unaudited accounts (for the financial year ending 31 March 23)
The Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 - Regulation 10, as amended by The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021 require the Council to publish the unaudited Statement of Accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2023 by 31 May 2023.
Notice is given that:
1) The Council has not yet published the draft Statement of Accounts for 2022/23 and commenced the period for the exercise of public inspection.
2) The Council will publish a draft set of accounts as soon as reasonably practicable, following which the period for the exercise of public inspection will commence.
The delay has arisen due to the continued inherent complexity and disclosure requirements of Local Government financial reporting, and the increased assurance work that auditors are required to carry out nationally with respect to asset valuations.
A further notice will be published in due course setting out the public inspection period as soon as the draft 2022/23 Statement of Accounts have been finalised.
31 May 2023
Director of Finance and Systems (Section 151 Officer)
Trafford Town Hall