Annual report and accounts

Audit of Accounts - Notice of Public Rights

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Act 2017.

Impact of Covid 19 - Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) Amendments Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/404).

In line with the above legislation notice is given of the commencement of the period for the exercise of public rights to inspect the draft Statement of accounts and supporting documents for 2019/20.

Notice is given that from 15 June to 24 July 2020 between 9.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. Monday to Friday, any person interested may on reasonable notice inspect and make copies of the accounts of Newcastle City Council for the year ended 31 March 2020.  A copy of the full statutory notice is provided.

Notice of Inspection 2019-20 (doc, 16kb)

Draft Narrative Report 2019-20 (pdf, 2.3mb)

Draft Statement of Accounts 2019-20 (pdf, 4.2mb)

Annual Governance Statement 2019-20 (pdf, 481kb)

Past Annual Reports








Notice of appointment of a Local Auditor to Newcastle City Council from 2018/19

Under Section 8(2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, this Authority must publish a notice relating to the appointment of its Local Auditor.

On 21 July 2017 Newcastle City Council made an appointment of a Local Auditor, as part of a collaborative procurement with North Tyneside Council and Northumberland County Council. The Local Auditor appointed is Ernst and Young, and the period of their appointment is from 1 April 2018 until 31 March 2023.

The independent Auditor Panel convened to advise Newcastle City Council on the selection and appointment of Local Auditor recommended the appointment of Ernst and Young for this period. The report of the independent Auditor Panel was considered at a meeting of full council on 28 June 2017 and is attached below.

Council's decision at that meeting was to follow the advice of the independent Auditor Panel,  and to endorse the Auditor Panel's recommendation that Ernst and Young be appointed as Local Auditor for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2023.

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