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To view the date for public inspection of the latest annual accounts or to see our published statements of accounts for a particular year, please click on the links below.

Please be aware that the files attached can be quite large.

Please note:
The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31st March 2019 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP for two primary reasons. The first is due to further work required by both the council and EY LLP to determine whether the council needs to consolidate its interest in a PFI scheme in the group financial statements and if there is a requirement to restate the prior period. In the event there is a consolidation of the council’s interest in the PFI scheme, EY LLP need to complete the necessary group audit procedures.

The second reason is that whilst the audit is substantially in progress, EY LLP have had some resource constraints resulting from other over-running Major Local Audits and the Council are also working to resolve outstanding audit queries and information requests. Both the council and EY LLP are working together to resolve these matters up to 31 July but to safeguard audit quality and professional standards there is a risk the remainder of the audit will not be concluded at this point.

This situation is allowed for by regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. Therefore 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). The Audit and Governance committee plans to consider the results of the 2018-19 audit at its meeting on 4 September 2019 after which we will publish the final audited accounts. Should this date change, we will update this notice.




 Contact information

Head of corporate finance
Luton Borough Council, Town Hall, George Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2BQ
Tel: 01582 546112
Fax: 01582 546698
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