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 final 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. Unaudited draft statements are available for public inspection per the Public Rights Notice prior to the release of audited final accounts. 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 web site 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.
Audit of Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2020
Update to the Publication of the Audited Accounts 2020
Bury Council has produced its statement of accounts for the year 2019/20 and an unaudited copy of the accounts are available to view on the website.
The external audit of the accounts has not been concluded by the 30 November 2020 deadline set in the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 as the auditors require additional time complete their work.
As such, under the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, this notice is hereby given that the statement of accounts cannot currently be published. The accounts will be published as soon as reasonably practicable after the receipt of their audit opinion.