H&F Audit of Accounts 2019/20

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, Grant Thornton UK LLP, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY. This is due to delays in the completion of the work required to issue the audit opinion.

Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, as amended by the Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 No. 404, includes provision for where the external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020 has not been completed by the 30 November 2020.

The relevant legislation can be viewed on legislation.gov.uk:

This notification explains, as per paragraph (2), that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2019/20 final statement of accounts in line with the deadline of 30 November 2020, as per paragraph (1).

The Audit and Pension’s Committee were presented with a provisional set of accounts and draft audit findings on 24 November 2020. The Council’s final accounts will be published as soon as reasonably practicable after the receipt of the report detailing the auditor’s final findings.

Dated 30 November 2020
Emily Hill
Director of Finance,
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham,
Hammersmith Town