Statement of accounts

2019/20

The Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 set out the requirements for preparing the annual accounts.

Towards the end of April 2020 the Welsh Government issued the Local Authorities (Coronavirus) (Meetings) (Wales) Regulations 2020 which made it possible for the Town Council to hold remote access meetings. At the Town Council meeting held on 18 May 2020 the Annual Return, which includes the accounting statements, the annual governance statement, and the internal audit report, were approved and submitted to the external auditor, BDO LLP acting on behalf of Audit Wales.

Regulation 15(5) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 (as amended) requires that by 30 September 2020, Caerphilly Town Council publish its accounting statements for the year ended 31 March 2020, together with any certificate, opinion, or report issued, given or made by the Auditor General.

The accounting statements in the form of an annual return have been published – see link below. However the accounting statements are published before the conclusion of the audit. Due to the impact of COVID-19 the Auditor General has not yet issued an audit opinion.

The notice of elector’s rights sets out the inspection period for the accounting statements – see link below. During the period specified it will be necessary to make an appointment and respect any social distancing requirements still in force.

Payment to Members 2019/20

Annual_Return_2020_Electronic__English_FINAL inc Internal Audit Report

Notice of elector’s rights financial year 2019-20

2018/19

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2018/19

Payments to Members 2018/19

Notice of appointment of date for the exercise of Electors Rights 201