Final Accounts 2021/22

Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 Notice

Delay in publication of Statement of Accounts

The Council has been unable to commence the statutory period for public inspection of the Council’s accounting records for 2021/22 by the first working day in August as required by paragraph 15 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (as amended) due to the Council experiencing resource challenges following the delays in completing the 2020/21 audit and publication of the Final Statement of Accounts 2020/21, coupled with staff absences making it necessary to delay publication of the Council’s 2021/22 Draft Statement of Accounts for public inspection.

Further notifications will be placed on the website once the Final Statement of Accounts 2020/21 are published and the 2021/22 Draft Statement of Accounts are available for public inspection.

Our spending plans 2021/22

East Devon spending plans for 2021/22 is detailed in the Council's approved Revenue & Capital Estimates 2021/2022.

Financial Strategy 2021-2031

Treasury Management

Treasury management is the management of the local authority’s investments and cash flows, its banking, money market and capital market transactions; the effective control of the risks associated with those activities; and the pursuit of optimum performance consistent with those risks.

The Treasury Management Strategy covers:

the capital plans (including prudential indicators);
a minimum revenue provision (MRP) policy (how residual capital expenditure is charged to revenue over time);
the treasury management strategy (how the investments and borrowings are to be organised) including treasury indicators; and
an investment strategy (the parameters on how investments are to be managed).

Treasury Management Strategy Statement 2021/22

The Council also has an approved Capital Strategy which draws together various adopted strategies and agreed process of the Council that govern how the Council manages capital expenditure and investment decisions.  The Capital Strategy brings these areas together in one overarching document.

Capital Strategy 2021/22

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 Council 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.  East Devon 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 East Devon 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.