Annual accounts

DRAFT Statement of Accounts 2020 to 2021

London Borough of Bexley
Update on the Audit of Accounts

The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP, due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and the impact it has had on both preparers and auditors of accounts to complete their work as quickly as would normally be expected.

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 2020/21 final statement of accounts in line with the deadline of 30 September 2021, as per paragraph (1). The General Purposes and Audit Committee will consider the results of the 2020/21 audit at its meeting on 25 January 2022, after which we will publish the final audited accounts.

Paul Thorogood
Director of Finance & Corporate Services
London Borough of Bexley
Civic Offices
2 Watling Street

Draft Statement of Accounts 2020 to 2021

Audit letter – London Borough of Bexley (Council and Pension Fund) audit of accounts 2020/21 (PDF)