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Accounts, budgeting and spending

Statement of Accounts, External Auditors Letters and Building Control Trading Accounts

The statement of accounts presents the financial position of the Council at the end of the financial year and its income and expenditure to the end of that year.  The Council’s financial year is 1st April to the 31st March.

The annual Statement of Accounts have to be certified by the Deputy Chief Executive (Finance) before the end of May and approved by the Audit Committee before the end of July following the year end closure date of the 31st March. In addition, the Council’s external auditors are required to audit and ‘sign off’ the accounts by the end of July.

Appointment of new auditor from 2018- 19 accounts

Under Section 8(2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Council must publish a notice relating to the appointment of its auditor.

For audits of the accounts from 2018-19, Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) is responsible for appointing an auditor to principal local government and police bodies that have chosen to opt into its national auditor appointment arrangements. St Albans City & District Council opted into this arrangement.

At its meeting on 14 December 2017, the PSAA Board appointed BDO LLP to audit the accounts of St Albans City & District Council for a period of five years, for the accounts from 2018-19 to 2022-23. This appointment is made under regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015.

Notice of audit of Accounts

Spending over £250

Payments to suppliers

The reports below list specific payments greater than or equal to £250. Where the payment has been charged to more than a single service, the amount applied to each is shown separately.

This information’s publication forms part of the Council's commitment to being open and transparent.

This data is freely re-usable under the terms the Open Government License (OGL): 

OGL Website

If you would like to know more about the type of business conducted with these suppliers, please email contactus@stalbans.gov.uk. We will endeavor to provide a response within seven working days. Our aim is to be as transparent as we can but in some cases we will need to respect information that could be seen as personally or commercially sensitive. Where a request for information exceeds the period for which information is currently published, it may be necessary to deal with it under Freedom of Information provisions.  

Spend 2017/18 and 2018/19

Invoices paid within 30 days

Regulation 113(7) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (and as set out in Procurement Policy Note 03/16 issued by Crown Commercial Services) introduced the following publication requirements:

After March 2017, all in-scope organisations must publish, on an annual basis and covering the previous 12 months,

i) the percentage of their invoices received that are paid within 30 days of being established as valid and undisputed

ii) the amount of interest paid to suppliers due to late payment and

iii) the total amount of interest that the contracting authority was liable to pay (whether or not paid), due to a breach of Regulation 113.

Financial Year 2019/20

i) Proportion of valid & undisputed invoices paid within 30 days in accordance with regulation 113

ii) The amount of interest paid to suppliers due to a breach of the requirement in regulation 113

iii) The amount of interest liable to be paid though not necessarily paid to suppliers due to a breach of the requirement in regulation 113

96.2%

None

£93,338

 

Financial Year 2018/19

i) Proportion of valid & undisputed invoices paid within 30 days in accordance with regulation 113

ii) The amount of interest paid to suppliers due to a breach of the requirement in regulation 113

iii) The amount of interest liable to be paid though not necessarily paid to suppliers due to a breach of the requirement in regulation 113

97.2%

None

£24,850.34

 

Financial Year 2017/18

i) Proportion of valid & undisputed invoices paid within 30 days in accordance with regulation 113

ii) The amount of interest paid to suppliers due to a breach of the requirement in regulation 113

iii) The amount of interest liable to be paid though not necessarily paid to suppliers due to a breach of the requirement in regulation 113

99.81%

None

£125.73

 

Financial Year 2016/17

i) Proportion of valid & undisputed invoices paid within 30 days in accordance with regulation 113

ii) The amount of interest paid to suppliers due to a breach of the requirement in regulation 113

iii) The amount of interest liable to be paid though not necessarily paid to suppliers due to a breach of the requirement in regulation 113

99.4%

None

£253.22

 

Members allowances and expenses

Members' allowances and expenses - Yearly totals

You can view details of the Council's Members' Allowances Scheme in Part 6 of the Constitution.

Details of the allowances and expenses paid to each councillor are published at the end of each financial year and are set out below.

Fees and Charges

Services covered include:

  • Sport & Leisure Facilities

  • Planning

  • Register of Electors

  • Room Hire

  • Licensing

  • Car Parking

  • Halls & Theatres

  • Allotments

  • Pest Control

  • Housing Repairs

  • Building Regulations Control

  • Markets

Land Charges

A summary of the land charges account for St Albans City and District Council