Annual accounts, fees and charges, budget statements and budget books

Annual accounts - statement of accounts

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

Notice of appointment of auditor to Central Bedfordshire Council for 2023/24 to 2027/28

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

For audits of the accounts from 2023/24 to 2027/28, 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. We have opted into this arrangement.

At its meeting on 16 December 2022, the PSAA Board appointed KPMG LLP to audit our accounts for a period of five years, for the accounts from 2023/2024 to 2027/2028. This appointment is made under regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015.


Notice of appointment of auditor to Central Bedfordshire Council for 2018/19 to 2022/23

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

For audits of the accounts from 2018/19 to 2022/23, 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. We have opted into this arrangement.

At its meeting on 14 December 2017, the PSAA Board appointed Ernst & Young LLP to audit our accounts for a period of five years, for the accounts from 2018/2019 to 2022/2023. This appointment is made under regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015.


2021 to 2022

View or download the audited statement of accounts for 2021 to 2022 (PDF)

Previous years' accounts

The following PDFs are the audited versions:

Download statement of accounts for 2020 to 2021 (PDF)

Download audit opinion for 2020 to 2021 (PDF)

Download Auditor’s Annual Report for the Year ended 31 March 2021 (PDF)

Download audited statement of accounts for 2019 to 2020 (PDF)

Download audit completion certificate for 2019 to 2020 (PDF)

Download statement of accounts for 2018 to 2019 (PDF)

Download statement of accounts for 2017 to 2018 (PDF)

Download statement of accounts for 2016 to 2017 (PDF)

Download statement of accounts for 2015 to 2016 (PDF)

Download statement of accounts for 2014 to 2015 (PDF)

Download statement of accounts for 2013 to 2014 (PDF)

Download statement of accounts for 2012 to 2013 (PDF)

Download statement of accounts for 2011 to 2012 (PDF)

Download statement of accounts for 2010 to 2011 (PDF)

Download statement of accounts for 2009 to 2010 (PDF)

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 to 2009.

The following documents are available to download:

Download definitions of the statement of accounts (PDF)

Download Bedfordshire County Council final statement of accounts 2008 to 2009 (PDF)

Download Mid Bedfordshire District Council final statement of accounts 2008 to 2009 (PDF)

Download South Bedfordshire District Council final statement of accounts 2008 toi 2009 (PDF)