Previously the Statement of Accounts were approved by the General Purposes Committee. Following a change in committee structures the Statement of Accounts for 2016/17 and subsequent years will be presented to an Authority meeting for approval. The 2016/17 Statement of Accounts were approved at the Authority Meeting on 18 July 2017 and the audit opinion signed on the same date.
The annual Governance Assurance Statement is approved separately to the Statement of Accounts. The annually approved Statement of Accounts and Governance Assurance Statements for the last three years are detailed below.