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Statement of Accounts

Introduction to our accounts

We must prepare an Annual Statement of Accounts. The purpose of the published statement of accounts is to give electors, local taxpayers, members of the Council and other interested parties clear information about the Council's finances.

The statements summarise:

The format of the accounts is prescribed by the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom.

Statement of Accounts - your rights

A guide to your rights can be found on the National Audit Office website.

Annual Financial Report

The latest set of fully audited accounts is the Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018 (PDF 4MB)

Audit of Accounts 2017/18 Notice of Certification of Completion of Audit 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to regulation 16 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, that:

  1. the authority’s auditors, Grant Thornton UK LLP, have concluded the audit of the accounts of Swale Borough Council for the year ended 31 March 2018 and the statement of accounts has been published 
  2. any local government elector for the area may:
    1. inspect and make copies of the statement of accounts, the auditor’s opinion on the statement of accounts and the auditor’s certificate that the audit of the authority’s accounts has been completed, at Swale Borough Council, Swale House, East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 3HT, on weekdays (excluding public holidays) between 9:00 am and 4.30 pm
    2. require copies of the statement of accounts and the auditor’s opinion and certificate to be provided on payment of the sum of £5 per copy.

Mark Radford

Chief Executive

Previous years accounts

View previous years Statement of Accounts.
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