5. Financial information 2020/21
Final Accounts 2020/21
Our spending plans 2020/21
East Devon spending plans for 2020/21 is detailed in the Council's approved estimates.
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).
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.
Final Accounts 2020/21
The Council has been unable to commence the statutory period for public inspection of the Council’s accounting records for 2020/21 by the first working day in August as required by paragraph 15 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (as amended) due to the impact of the Covid pandemic making the completion of the statements much more difficult than would usually be the case, coupled with the added demand and work priority on Council staff in supporting the Councils response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A further notice will be published in due course setting out the public inspection period once the draft 2020/21 accounts have been finalised.
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.