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Statement of Accounts

The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) Amendments Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/404) have extended the statutory audit deadline for 2019/20 for all local authorities. The publication date for audited accounts is now 30 November 2020.

To give local councils more flexibility, the requirement for the public inspection period to include the first 10 working days of June has been removed. Local councils must now commence the public inspection period on or before the first working day of September 2020. This means that accounts that must be confirmed by the responsible finance officer (RFO) must be published by 31 August 2020 at the latest.

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.
Somerset West and Taunton Council was established on 1 April 2019 covering the area previously administered by Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council, therefore the unaudited Statement of Accounts for 2019/20 are the first to be published for the new Council.

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

SWT Unaudited Statement of Accounts 2019-20

Annual Governance Statements

TDBC and WSC Statement of Accounts