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 Strategic Director - Customer, Business and Corporate Support (S151 Officer) before the end of July and approved by the Audit Committee before the end of September 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 September.
Delay in publishing audited Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021
Publication of St Albans City and District Council Statement of Accounts and Audit Opinion
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, BDO LLP, due to the audit being postponed.
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 30th September 2021, as per paragraph (1).
The Audit Committee will consider the results of the 2020/21 audit in the first meeting following its completion, after which, we will publish the final audited accounts as soon as practicable.
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.
Statement of Accounts
Notice of audit of Accounts
Building Control Trading 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):
If you would like to know more about the type of business conducted with these suppliers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Purchase order commitments over £5000
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||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|
Members allowances and expenses
Members' allowances and expenses - Yearly totals
Details of the allowances and expenses paid to each councillor are published at the end of each financial year and are set out below.
Members allowances and expenses
Fees and Charges
Services covered include:
Sport & Leisure Facilities
Register of Electors
Halls & Theatres
Building Regulations Control
Fees and Charges
A summary of the land charges account for St Albans City and District Council