In accordance with Local Audit & Accountability Act 2014 cited as the Accounts & Audit Regulations 2015, publication of statement of accounts and annual governance statement after the conclusion of the period for the exercise of public rights should be published not later than 30th September of the financial year immediately following the end of the financial year to which the statement relates.

 

Grant Thornton provides the following statement regarding their late conclusion:-

“Our audit was not completed by 30th September due to complex issues that required further consideration and in part due to internal staffing issues at Grant Thornton”.