Financial year
2015/16
Annual account detail

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.

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

The annual audit letter from our external auditors, Grant Thornton, was reported to the Audit and Standards Committee on 17 November 2016.

WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL AND THE WARWICKSHIRE PENSION FUND.

AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS 2015/2016 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 2016 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 2015/2016
    • 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

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

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 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).

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. 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

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