Annual report and accounts

Annual report and accounts

Publication of the Final Audited Accounts 2021/22

The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2022 has not yet been completed by our external auditor, Ernst & Young LLP, due to the audit being paused while complex issues around the accounting for infrastructure assets are being resolved. This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 ( Therefore, this notification explains, as per paragraph (2a), that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2021/22 final statement of accounts in line with the deadline of 30 November 2022, as per paragraph (1). The Council's Audit Committee and Constitutional Committee will consider the final results of the 2021/22 audit, after which we will publish the final audited accounts.

Audit of Accounts - Notice of Public Rights

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (as amended 2021) and the Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Act 2017.

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 2021/22.

Notice is given that from 4 July to 12 August 2022 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 2022. A copy of the full statutory notice is provided.

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Notice of appointment of a Local Auditor to Newcastle City Council from 2019/20

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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