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 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:

Download definitions of the statement of accounts

Download Bedfordshire County Council final statement of accounts 2008-2009

Download Mid Bedfordshire District Council final statement of accounts 2008-2009

Download South Bedfordshire District Council final statement of accounts 2008-2009