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Council accounts and Annual Governance Statement

We publish an annual Statement of Accounts to give electors, local taxpayers, councillors and other interested parties clear information about our finances.

The Council also publishes an Annual Governance Statement, which reviews our Local Code of Corporate Governance. This can be published alongside, or in the actual Statement of Accounts.

Information about our current Statement of Accounts, and our historic statements are published below.

Current Statement of accounts

Due to the delay in respect of prior years’ accounts finalisation there has been a delay in the completion and subsequent publication of the current draft Statement of Accounts.

Statement of accounts 2022 to 2023

Unaudited Draft Statement of Accounts 2022 to 2023 [PDF, 0.8MB]

Public Inspection

Public inspection notice 2022 to 2023 [PDF, 78Kb]

Audited Accounts

The publication date for audited Accounts for all local authority bodies is 30 September 2023, as set out within the Accounts and Audit (Amendment) regulations 2022.

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The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2023 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP, due to the complex set of factors contributing to audit delays across the sector. 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 2022/23 final statement of accounts in line with the deadline of 30 September 2023, as per paragraph (1) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. The audit committee will consider the results of the 2022/23 audit, after which we will publish the final audited accounts.

Statement of accounts 2021 to 2022

Changes to financial reporting deadlines for 2021 to 2022

In response to an unprecedented situation relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to reduce the immediate pressure on councils and auditors to meet statutory audit deadlines, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 have been amended to allow the publication of the Statement of Accounts and the Public Inspection of the Accounts to be delayed.

Draft Accounts

The unaudited Statement of Accounts are required to be published on the Council's website no later than 31 July 2022.

Draft Statement of Accounts 2021 to 2022 [PDF, 1.5MB]

Public Inspection

To give local authorities more flexibility, the requirement for the Public Inspection period to include the first 10 working days of June has been removed. Instead, local authorities must commence the Public Inspection period on 31 July 2022.

Public inspection notice 2021 to 2022 [PDF, 0.2MB]

Audited Accounts

The publication date for audited Accounts has moved from 31 July 2022 to 30 November 2022 for all local authority bodies.  

Read a comprehensive guide to your rights.

Historic Statements  

Please see below for Statement of Accounts for previous years.


Statement of accounts 2019 to 2020 [PDF, 2.5MB] 

Public inspection notice 2019 to 2020


Audited accounts 2018 to 2019 [PDF, 36.5MB]

Public inspection notice 2018 to 2019 [PDF, 89Kb]


Annual Governance Statement [PDF, 0.2MB]

Statement of accounts 2017 to 2018

Public inspection notice 2017 to 2018 [PDF, 90Kb]

2016 / 2017

2016-17 statement of accounts.pdf [PDF, 1MB]

South Cambridgeshire dc 2016-17 annual audit.pdf [PDF, 1.5MB]

Assessment of Governance.pdf [PDF, 0.6MB]

2015 / 2016

Narrative report and statement of accounts 2015-16.pdf [PDF, 1MB]

Letter of representation 2015-16.pdf [PDF, 0.2MB]

Annual Governance Statement 2015-2016 final published.pdf [PDF, 0.4MB]

Annual Governance Statement appendix a corporate plan performance summary.pdf [PDF, 0.3MB]

2015.16 plain English accounts.pdf [PDF, 1.5MB]

2014 / 2015

Statement of Accounts 2014-15 Part 1.pdf [PDF, 0.6MB]

Statement of Accounts 2014-15 Part 2.pdf [PDF, 0.7MB]

2014.1 plain English accounts Final.docx [DOCX, 3MB]

Letter of Representation 2014-15.pdf [PDF, 0.3MB]

Auditors Certificate 2014.15.pdf [PDF, 0.4MB]

Annual Governance Statement 2014-2015 final.docx [DOCX, 0.1MB]

Annual Governance Statement Appendix A Corporate Plan performance summary.docx [DOCX, 40Kb]

Code of Corporate Governance

Our Code of Corporate Governance  [PDF, 0.5MB]describes the framework in which we direct and control our functions and relate to our communities. It was agreed by Audit and Corporate Governance Committee and will be evaluated annually within the Annual Governance Statement.