West Lindsey District Council has thanked its staff, suppliers, and partners, who have provided paperwork and documentation that has enabled them to publish the authority’s Draft Statement of Accounts on time to meet the new, earlier deadline of 31 May.
Councils must produce an annual Statement of Accounts in accordance with legislative requirements and the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the UK.
The Statement of Accounts provides information to enable members of the public, stakeholders, and other interested parties, to be able to understand the Council’s financial position for 2022/23; have confidence that public money has been accounted for in an appropriate manner and to be assured that the financial position of the Council is sound and secure.
Director of Corporate Services at West Lindsey District Council, Emma Foy, who led the work to produce the Statement of Accounts, thanked everyone involved in ensuring it was published to deadline.
“Ensuring the Statement of Accounts is completed accurately and to deadline requires a huge team effort, and that’s something I’m proud to say is how staff, suppliers and stakeholders have come together, to help deliver this important document.”
Emma explained that West Lindsey District Council was one of only a handful of authorities last year to meet the new deadline for audited accounts, and said it was likely to be the case again this year.
You can view the full document here: WLDC Statement of Accounts