Statement of accounts
At the end of each financial year, the Council produces an annual Statement of Accounts. They show:
- what the Council's services cost in the year;
- where the money came from;
- what the Council's assets and liabilities were at the year end.
The accounts are audited before they are published to make sure that public money has been properly accounted for. We also publish a summary version to give an overview of the year's financial activities.
The maintenance and integrity of the Bury Metropolitan Borough Council website is the responsibility of the directors; the work carried out by the auditors does not involve consideration of these matters and accordingly, the auditors accept no responsibility for any changes that may have occurred to the financial statements since they were initially presented on the web site.
Legislation in the United Kingdom governing the preparation and dissemination of financial statements may differ from legislation in other jurisdictions.