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Statement of accounts

The Statement of Accounts provides valuable information about how the council has used the financial resources available to it. The report is required by law and sets out in concise form various statutory and other relevant information.

Notice of delay to the publication of the unaudited draft statement of accounts 2022-23 and public inspection period

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 require the District 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 external audit of the draft statement of accounts 2021-22 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP. This is due to operational reasons delaying the completion of their 2021-22 external audit which is outside of the control of the Council. This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.

2.    This delay also means that the District Council is not yet able to publish the unaudited draft statement of accounts for 2022-23.

3.    The associated inspection period for the 2022-23 financial statements cannot happen until those accounts are published.

4.    The audited Statement of Accounts for 2021-22 and the unaudited draft Statement of Accounts for 2022-23, along with the notice of the public inspection for the 2022-23 accounts will be published as soon as reasonably practicable.

Notice of conclusion of audit

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 that the audit of Accounts of the above council for the year ended 31 March 2022 has been completed.

The statement of the accounts is available for inspection on the council's website, or at the office of the Director of Corporate Services at the council's main office, East Pallant House, Chichester.

In accordance with Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, any elector for the council may make a copy or an extract of this document and other relevant documentation as listed in s.25(1) of the Act.


J. Ward CPFA
Director of Corporate Services
Chichester District Council
East Pallant House,
East Pallant,
West Sussex.
PO19 1TY

31 August 2023