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 from 2018 / 2019
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 2018/2019, 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 in to 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.
2018 - 2019
Download Statement of Accounts for 2018-2019
The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP. Whilst our audit is substantially concluded, EY LLP is completing the remainder of its quality review procedures, which is leading to the resolution of final queries on the valuation of our assets. We've been working together to complete this work up to 31 July but, to safeguard audit quality and professional standards, the remainder of the audit has not been concluded at this point.
This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. This notification explains, as per paragraph (2a), that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2018/19 final statement of accounts in line with deadline of 31 July 2019, as per paragraph (1). Our Audit Committee considered the results of the 2018/19 audit to date, at its meeting on 31 July 2019. It agreed to delegate authority to the Chair of Audit Committee to consider any remaining matters that arise from the conclusion of audit shortly after this date and before the publication of the final audited accounts.
Previous years' accounts
The following PDFs are the audited versions:
Download statement of accounts for 2017-2018
Download statement of accounts for 2016-2017
Download statement of accounts for 2015-2016
Download statement of accounts for 2014-2015
Download statement of accounts for 2013-2014
Download statement of accounts for 2012-2013
Download statement of accounts for 2011-2012
Download statement of accounts for 2010-2011
Download statement of accounts for 2009-2010
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: