Audit of accounts – public notice

Notice of publication of audited Statement of Accounts 2019/20

The Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 – Regulation 10

As amended by The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Notice is given that in accordance with Regulation 10 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Authority publishes the audited accounts of Devon County Council and Devon Pension Fund together with the Independent Auditors’ Reports for 2019/20.

An unqualified opinion on the financial statements was issued on 3 March 2021. On the same date the Independent Auditors also issued an unqualified conclusion on the Council’s arrangements for securing economy, efficiency and effectiveness in its use of resources as required by the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (the “Act”), the National Audit Office’s Code of Audit Practice and supporting guidance.

The Independent Auditors are unable to formally conclude the audit and issue an audit certificate for 2019/20 in accordance with the requirements of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (the Act) and the Code of Audit Practice until they have completed the work necessary to issue their Whole of Government Accounts (WGA) Component Assurance statement for the Authority for the year ended 31 March 2020.

Any local government elector for the area of the Council has a right to:

  • inspect and make copies of the statements of accounts.  While County Hall is closed to the public because of Coronavirus then it is not possible to inspect a paper copy held in reception but the Statement of Accounts is available on the Council’s website.  If the on-line version is not readily accessible to you in the format you require then please contact finance@devon.gov.uk or the address below and accessibility requirements can be explored; and
  • obtain copies of the statements of account on payment of a reasonable sum for each copy. This sum may be waived if the format of the Statement of Accounts on the website does not meet an individual’s accessibility requirements.

Mary Davis
County Treasurer
Devon County Council
County Hall
Topsham Road
Exeter
EX2 4QD
finance@devon.gov.uk

March 2021