Statement of accounts

As a District Council, we deal with a huge budget each year.

We handle the income we receive from:

  • grants
  • council tax
  • fees and charges

We also carefully manage the money we spend on:

  • delivering services
  • paying precepts to the Parish Councils, County Council and police and fire authorities

Each year we produce a statement of accounts. We hope that it helps to tell the story of how the money you paid became the services you received. It sets out an overview of what money has been spent on during the year and highlights specific issues regarding the Council’s financial position at 31 March.

You will see that this year’s statement refers to the previous financial year, this is because financial statement of accounts are always produced one year in arrears. The external auditor's annual report is also available.

If you have any queries about any of the information and reports on his page, please call us on 01636 655326.

Notice of the Commencement of the Period for the Exercise of Public Rights

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (Amended by 2020/404 & 2021/263)

The unaudited statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 will be published on the Council’s website by 1 August 2021.

The Statement of Accounts, including the Narrative Report, and Annual Governance Statement have not been audited and may, as published, be subject to change.

The period for the exercise of public rights commences at 9am on 1 August 2021 and will conclude at 4.45pm on 14 September 2021.

The Council’s accounts are subject to external audit by David Hoose, for and on behalf of Mazars, Park View House, 58 The Ropewalk, Nottingham, NG1 5DW.

(1) From 9am on 1 August 2021 to 4.45pm on 14 September 2021 any person may, on reasonable notice, inspect and make copies of the accounts of the Council for the financial year to 31 March 2021 and all related documents (comprising books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts) except as provided for in section 26(4) to 26(6) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 in relation to commercially confidential and personal information. The accounts and other documents will be available at the address given below.

(2) From 9am on 1 August 2021 to 4.45pm on 14 September 2021 at the request of a local government elector, the local auditor must give the elector, or any representative of the elector, an opportunity to question the auditor about the accounting records of the Council.

(3) From 9am on 1 August 2021 to 4.45pm on 14 September 2021 a local government elector for the area of the Council or his/her representative may make objections to the auditor, under section 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 relating to any matter where the auditor could take action under section 28 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, namely, to apply to the court for a declaration that an item in the accounts is contrary to law. Written notice of the proposed objection and the grounds on which it will be made must be sent to the auditor at the address given above and also copied to the Council at the address given below.

Sanjiv Kohli

Newark and Sherwood District Council

Castle House

Great North Road



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