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Statement of Accounts

Audit of Accounts

Conclusion of the audit of the accounts 2019/20

Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015, Regulations 16 and 21
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Section 25

In accordance with the requirements of Regulation 16 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (as amended by Regulation 21), notice is hereby given that the audit of Somerset West and Taunton Council’s accounts for the year ending 31 March 2020 has been concluded and the Statement of Accounts have been published on the Council’s website.

The rights conferred on local government electors by section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 are to inspect and make copies of:

  • The statement of accounts prepared by the authority,
  • The local auditor's certificate that the audit of the authority's accounts including that statement has been completed,
  • The local auditor's opinion on the statement of accounts,
  • Any public interest report relating to the authority or an entity connected with it, and
  • Any recommendation relating to the authority or an entity connected with it.

The Statement of Accounts would usually be available for inspection at the Council offices; Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton Somerset, TA1 1HE. However, the ongoing impact of Covid-19 may require alternative arrangements to be made.

Please contact Emily Collacott, Lead Finance Business Partner and Deputy s151 Officer on 01823 218742 to confirm arrangements.

The Statement of Accounts may also be accessed via the link below:

Date: 21 June 2021

Mr J Hassett
Chief Executive
Somerset West and Taunton Council
Deane House
Belvedere Road

Statement of Accounts

Each year the Council publishes its Statement of Accounts. This document sets out the Council's income and expenditure for the year, together with the financial position of the Council at the year-end. This shows how public money has been spent.

Each year the Statement of Accounts is formally examined by external auditors.

SWT Unaudited Statement of Accounts 2020-21

The Statement of Accounts for the former authorities can also be found below.

Annual Governance Statements

SWT Statement of Accounts

TDBC and WSC Statement of Accounts