Our annual statement of accounts for the financial year are approved as a draft by the Corporate Director Finance and Assets, who is the relevant financial officer. The draft must normally be approved by the end of May, but due to the Covid-19 impact, this date has been postponed to 31 July 2020.
The final version is agreed by the Audit Committee, which is the designated Committee, after external audit review. This would normally happen by the end of July, but has been delayed until 30 November 2020 due to the Covid-19 impact. Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd have made the appointment of Grant Thornton (UK) LLP to audit the accounts of Swindon Borough Council for five years from 2018/19.
Although the dates for latest publication have been postponed, the accounts publication for Swindon Borough Council has sought to maintain the original timescales. The draft statement of accounts can be found below, together with information on the relevant dates for electors to ask questions under the Notice of Public Rights.
The annual accounts provide information on the council's income and expenditure during the year, and balances at the year end. They are prepared in accordance with the accounting practice that applies to all local authorities. The Council’s 2019/20 draft Statement of Accounts were approved by the Corporate Director Finance and Assets on Friday 29 May 2020. The Statement of Accounts for 2019/20 remain a draft until the conclusion of the external audit process. They are an unaudited document and may be subject to change depending on the result of the external auditor’s review.
You can download the draft annual statement of accounts and other relating documents below:
- Draft statement of annual accounts 2019-20 (PDF)
- Public Notice - Public inspection of accounts 2019-20 (PDF)
Previous years' accounts
You can view previous year's accounts in our annual accounts download.
Annual audit letters and reports
The annual audit and inspection letter summarises the conclusions of the council's external auditors and any significant issues arising from their recent audits and inspections.
You can view recent annual audit letters and reports in our financial audit reports download.