Accounts

Our annual accounts for the preceding financial year are prepared in the period April to June. Under the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 we are required to produce a comprehensive income and expenditure statement and a balance sheet and supporting statements including a narrative statement. We are also required to produce an Annual Governance Statement.

During the year Cabinet receives reports on financial performance by each group and the accounts are approved at a meeting of the Council in September.

The accounts are audited by our external auditors. They submit their report on the accounts (the Annual Governance Report) to councillors before 30th September.

We have to give notice of public rights of inspection each year during a specified period as outlined by the Accounts and Audit Regulations.

All the documents and notices of public rights of inspection are shown below under the relevant financial year.

2015-16

More information on the Warwickshire Pension Fund.

Together these accounts constitute the accounts of the authority and have been approved by Council on 22 September and received an unmodified audit opinions by our external auditors, Grant Thornton, on 23 September 2016 before being published here.

In accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 the Statement of Accounts 2015/2016 includes a narrative statement which includes commentary on the authority’s financial performance and economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the use of its resources over the financial year and the Annual Governance Statement also approved at Council on 22 September 2016.

Details of the spending of each service group which makes up the authority’s spending in these accounts can be found in the Organisational Health Report that will be considered by Cabinet on 4 July 2016.

The draft accounts were open to public inspection from 1 July 2016 as per the details below for Warwickshire County Council and the Warwickshire County Council Pension Fund.

WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL AND WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL PENSION FUND

AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS 2015/2016 – NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015

  1. The Accounts of Warwickshire County Council and The Warwickshire County Council Pension Fund are subject to audit by Grant Thornton, of Colmore Plaza, 20 Colmore Circus, Birmingham, B4 6AT (Engagement Lead, Mr Grant Patterson: Telephone 0121 212 4000).
  2. Members of the public and local government electors have certain rights in the audit process in accordance with the regulations above.
  3. These accounts will be available for public inspection for thirty full working days from Friday 1 July 2016 to Thursday 11 August 2016 inclusive during normal office hours (9am-5pm Mondays to Thursdays, and 9am-4pm Fridays) when copies of all or part of any of the accounts and other documents mentioned may be made including all the books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to them. These rights do not permit a person to require disclosure of personal or certain commercially sensitive information as defined in Section 26 of The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. These will be available for inspection at the office at which they are normally kept, or otherwise by arrangement. Application should be made initially to John Betts, Head of Finance, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL (Telephone 01926 412441).
  4. During the inspection period 9am on 1 July 2016 to 5pm on 11 August 2016, at the request of a local government elector for the area of the Council, the local auditor must give the elector or any representative of the elector, an opportunity to question the auditors about the accounting records of the Council. Please contact the auditor at the address in paragraph 1 above to make arrangement to ask any questions.
  5. During the inspection period 9am on 1 July 2016 to 5pm on 11 August 2016, a local government elector for the area of the Council or his/ her representative may object to the Council’s accounts asking that the auditor issue a report in the public interest or apply for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful under Section 28 of The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. Written notice of the proposed objection and the grounds on which it will be made must be sent to the auditor at the address given above and also copied to the Council at the address given below.

Dated this 30 June 2016

John Betts
Head of Finance

Jim Graham
Chief Executive

Warwickshire County Council and Warwickshire County Council Pension Fund
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL

Heritage Assets 2015-2016
Detailed information about the specific heritage assets we currently hold is attached below.

2014-15


We have prepared our accounts for the period 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015. These have now been audited by our external auditors, Grant Thornton. They were approved by Council on 24th September 2015 and the auditors have issued unmodified opinions on those of Warwickshire County Council and the Warwickshire Pension fund on 28th September 2015.
Statement of Accounts 2014-2015 Final (PDF, 1.41 MB)

The external auditors, Grant Thornton, have now confirmed the completion of the audit and issued their audit certificate.

Certificate of Audit Completion (PDF, 77.35 KB)

Audited Accounts Advert 2015 (PDF, 17.74 KB)

The annual audit letter from our external auditors, Grant Thorton, was reported to the Audit and Standards Committee on 7 January 2016.
Annual Audit Letter 2014/15 (PDF, 316.22 KB)

Details of the spending of each council group which makes up the accounts can be found in the Organisational Health Report that was considered by Cabinet on 11 June 2015.

For details of the Warwickshire Pension fund and its statement of accounts please visit Pension – statement and reports

Please see attached a joint advert with the Warwickshire County Council Pension Fund, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire and the Office of the Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police for the Notice of Public Rights under the Audit Commission Act 1998, sections 15 – 16 and the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 regulations 9,10,21,22 and 24.

2013-14


We have prepared our accounts for the period 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014. These have now been audited by our external auditors, Grant Thornton. They were approved by Council on 25th September 2014 and the auditors have issued unmodified audit opinions on both those of Warwickshire County Council and the Warwickshire Pension Fund on 25th September 2014.

The external auditors, Grant Thornton, have now confirmed the completion of the audit and issued the audit certificate.

Signed certificate of completion 2013-14 (PDF, 78.96 KB) Audited accounts advert WCC and WPF (PDF, 15.26 KB)

Details of the spending of each council group which makes up the accounts can be found in the Organisational Health Report that was considered by Cabinet on 22 July 2014.

For details of the Warwickshire Pension Fund and its Statement of Accounts please visit; Pensions – statement and reports

The annual audit letter from our external auditors, Grant Thornton, was reported to the audit and standards committee on 6th November 2014.  Annual Audit Letter 2013-2014 (PDF, 130.73 KB)

Please see attached a joint advert with the Warwickshire County Council Pension Fund, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire and the Office of the Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police for the Notice of Public Rights under the Audit Commission Act 1998, sections 15 – 16 and the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 regulations 9,10,21,22 and 24.

2012-13


We have prepared our accounts for the period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013. These have now been audited by our external auditors, Grant Thornton. They were approved by Council on 26th September 2013 and the auditors issued unqualified audit opinions on both those of Warwickshire County Council and the Warwickshire Pension Fund on 26 September 2013.

The external auditors, Grant Thornton, have now confirmed the completion of the audit and issued the audit certificate.

Details of the spending of each Council group which makes up the accounts can be found in the Organisational Health Report that was considered by Cabinet on 20 June 2013

The Annual Audit Letter from our external auditors, Grant Thornton, was reported to the Audit and Standards Committee on 7 November 2013.

Please see attached a joint advert with the Warwickshire County Council Pension Fund, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire and the Office of the Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police for the Notice of Public Rights under the Audit Commission Act 1998, sections 15 – 16 and the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 regulations 9,10,21,22 and 24.

2011-12

We have prepared our accounts for the financial year 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012.

These have now been audited by our external auditors, The Audit Commission. They were approved by Council on 25th September 2012 and the auditors issued an unqualified audit opinion on them on 25th September 2012.

The external auditors, The Audit Commission, have now confirmed the completion of the audit and issued the audit certificate.

Details of the spending of each Council directorate which makes up the accounts can be found in the final Organisational Health Report to Cabinet on 14 June 2012.

We have placed our advertisement to notify members of the public about the Notice of Public Rights to inspect the accounts. This is a joint advertisement with Warwickshire Police Authority and the Warwickshire County Council Pension fund. A copy of the advertisement is attached below.

The Annual Audit Letter from our external auditors, The Audit Commission, was reported to the Audit and Standards Committee on 29 November 2012.

2010-11

The accounts for 2010/2011 were drafted ready to be audited on 30 June 2011. The accounts were approved at the meeting of the County Council on 13 September 2011.The accounts were audited by our external auditors, the Audit Commission, who issued an unqualified audit opinion on them on 30 September 2011.

Details of the spending of each Council directorate which makes up the accounts can be found in the final outturn reports to Cabinet on 16 June 2011.

Reports to committee meeting – June 2011

The Annual Audit Letter from our external auditors, The Audit Commission, was reported to the Audit and Standards Committee on 16 November 2011.

2009-10

The accounts for 2009/2010 were approved at the meeting of the County Council on 29 June 2010. The accounts were audited by our external auditors, the Audit Commission, who issued an unqualified audit opinion on them on 30 September 2010.

Details of the spending of each Council directorate which makes up the accounts can be found in the final outturn reports to Cabinet on 17 June 2010.

Reports to committee meeting – June 2010

The Annual Audit Letter from our external auditors, The Audit Commission, was reported to the Audit and Standards Committee on 24 February 2011.


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