Accounts and finance

Annual accounts - statement of accounts

Central Bedfordshire Council is required to publish its accounts in line with Accounts and Audit Regulations.

2015 - 2016

Download unaudited statement of accounts, 2015-2016 (PDF 2.4MB)

Notice of Audit

Central Bedfordshire Council

Audit of accounts year ended 31 March 2016

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 sections 26 and 27

Our accounts are subject to external audit by Ernst & Young LLP, 400 Capability Green, Luton, LU1 3LU. Members of the public and local government electors have certain rights in the audit process.

From 28 June to 8 August 2016 between 9am and 4pm, any person may inspect the accounts of the council for the year ended 31 March 2016. A hard copy of the accounts or copies of related documentation (comprising books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts) can be requested or inspected in person by appointment at the address and telephone number below.
From 10am on 28 June to 8 August 2016, a local government elector for the area of the council, or his/her representative, may ask the auditor questions about the accounts. Please contact the auditor at the address given above to make arrangements to ask any questions.
From 10am on 28 June to 8 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 (under section 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014) and/or apply to the court for a declaration that an item in the accounts is contrary to law (under section 28 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014).

Written notice of a proposed objection and the grounds on which it is made must be sent to the auditor at the address given above and copied to the address given below.

Charles Warboys, Chief Finance Officer
Priory House
Monks Walk
Chicksands
Shefford
Bedfordshire
SG17 5TQ

Tel: 0300 300 6147

Previous years accounts

The following PDFs are the audited versions:

Statement of accounts for 2014 - 2015 (PDF 1.4MB)

Statement of accounts for 2013 - 2014 (PDF 1.5MB)

Statement of accounts for 2012 - 2013 (PDF 671.3KB)

Statement of accounts for 2011 - 2012 (PDF 1.1MB)

Statement of accounts for 2010 - 2011 (PDF 1.2MB)

Statement of accounts for 2009 - 2010 (PDF 1.2MB)

Legacy authority accounts

As the legal successor to the 3 former authorities of Bedfordshire County Council, Mid Bedfordshire District Council and South Bedfordshire District Council, Central Bedfordshire Council had the responsibility of closing these Councils accounts for 2008 - 2009.

The following documents are available to download:

Definitions of the statement of accounts (PDF 10KB)

Bedfordshire County Council final statement of accounts 2008 - 2009 (PDF 1MB)

Mid Bedfordshire District Council final statement of accounts 2008 - 2009 (PDF 948.3KB)

South Bedfordshire District Council final statement of accounts 2008 - 2009 (PDF 1.1MB)

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