Financial year
2016/17
Annual account detail

The published accounts for Warwickshire County Council consist of the County Council’s Statement of Accounts and the accounts of the Warwickshire Pension Fund. They have been approved by Council on 21 September 2017 and audited by our external auditors, Grant Thornton LLP. They have received an unqualified audit opinion on 25 September 2017. On the same date, they 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 National Audit Office’s Code of Audit Practice and supporting guidance.

The two aforementioned documents, that make up our published Statement of Accounts are attached individually to allow ease of access by various interested parties to the individually audited and approved documents.

In accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 the Statement of Accounts 2016/2017 includes a narrative report which includes commentary on the authority’s financial performance and economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the use of its resources over the financial year.

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

WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL AND THE WARWICKSHIRE PENSION FUND.

AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS 2016/2017 NOTICE OF CONCLUSION

In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 notice is hereby
given:

  • That the audit of the council’s Statement of Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2017 has been concluded;
  • That the Statement of Accounts has been published on the council’s website;
  • And that in accordance with section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, any local government elector for the area may inspect or make copies of the following items:
    • The Statement of Accounts 2016/2017
    • The local auditors opinion on these accounts
    • Local auditors certificate of completion

These documents are available between the hours 9am-5pm Mondays to Thursdays, and 9am-4pm Fridays, at the offices of the Strategic Director for Resources, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RH (Telephone 01926 412045), for the County Council and The Pension Fund.

Any such elector is entitled to inspect and make copies of the Statements of Accounts.

Dated this 23 August 2019

Rob Powell                                                          Monica Fogarty
Strategic Director for Resources                        Chief Executive

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

The Annual Audit letter from our external auditors, Grant Thornton, was reported to the Audit and Standards Committee on 7 December 2017. 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 was considered by Cabinet on 13 July 2017.

The approved Annual Governance Statement 2016/2017 is included in the County Council Statement of Accounts above in accordance with those regulations. The draft accounts were open to public inspection from 12 June 2017 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 2016/2017 – NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 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). Members of the public and local government electors have certain rights in the audit process in accordance with the regulations above.

These accounts will be available for public inspection for thirty full working days from Monday 12 June 2017 to Friday 21 July 2017 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.

Applications should be made initially to John Betts, Head of Finance, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL (Telephone 01926 412441). During the inspection period 9am on 12 June 2017 to 5pm on 21 July 2017, 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.

During the inspection period 9am on 12 June 2017 to 5pm on 21 July 2017, 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 1 June 2017

Head of Finance John Betts
Joint Managing Directors
David Carter and Monica Fogarty
Warwickshire County Council and
Warwickshire County Council Pension Fund
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL

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