Financial reports

Annual Statement of Accounts

The Statement of Accounts is the statutory summary of the Council's financial affairs for the financial year and is prepared in accordance with the 'Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom'.  The purpose of our statement of accounts is to give clear information on the overall finances of the Council.

  1. Statement of Accounts

  2. Annual Governance Statements

  3. External Audit - Notice of Appointment of Auditor from 2018/19

    Under Section 8(2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Council must publish a notice relating to the appointment of its local auditor.

    For audits of accounts from 1 April 2018, Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) is responsible for appointing an auditor to principal local government and police bodies that have chosen to opt into its national auditor appointment arrangements. South Somerset District Council opted into this arrangement.

    On 14 December 2017, the PSAA Board approved the appointment of Grant Thornton (UK) LLP to audit the accounts of South Somerset District Council for a period of five years, covering the accounts from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2023.  This appointment is made under Regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015.  If you have any queries, contact

  4. Public Inspection of Statement of Accounts Notice

    Audit of Accounts 2018/19 - Statement of Public Rights

    Under the requirement of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, sections 3, 26 & 27 and in line with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, Sections 14(1) and 15(1). 

    Notice is hereby given that for the 30 working days between Monday 3rd June and Friday 12th July (inclusive) between 9.30am and 4.30pm any person interested may inspect, and make copies of the accounts of South Somerset District Council for the year ended 31st March 2019 and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other related documents.  The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at The Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil by prior arrangement. Please telephone 01935 462462 to make an appointment.

    If you have any questions or objections these should be addressed to the auditor, Grant Thornton UK LLP at 2 Glass Wharf, Bristol BS2 0ZX.  No objection may be made unless Grant Thornton has previously received written notice of the proposed objection and its grounds.  A copy of that notice must also be sent to Mrs N Hix, Lead Specialist - Finance, South Somerset District Council, The Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil, BA20 2HT.

    Paul Fitzgerald
    S151 Officer
    The Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil

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