Statement of Accounts for the Council

Annual Accounts

At the end of each financial year we prepare a Statement of Accounts.  This provides information about our expenditure and income and our financial standing.

The Statement of Accounts is a formal document complying with the accounting regulations which all local authorities must meet.  Independent auditors examine our accounts to ensure that they present our financial position fairly.

The Council's financial year ends on 31st March and our statutory Chief Finance Officer (the Head of Finance) signs a draft Statement of Accounts by 30th June.  Members of the public are able to examine the draft Accounts and ask questions of an independent auditor.  We are required to publish our audited accounts by 30th September each year. The National Audit Office's Local Audit Code and Guidance team has day to day responsibility for the way in which local auditors fulfil their statutory responsibilities.  The National Audit Office explains how the public can inspect, question and challenge council’s accounts on their Council Accounts - A Guide to your rights webpage.

Our independent auditors are Ernst & Young LLP of Apex Plaza, Forbury Road, Reading, RG1 1YE.


Notice of conclusion of audit – year ended 31 March 2017


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to regulation 16 of the Accounts and Audit

Regulations 2015, that: -

  1. the Authority’s auditors, Ernst & Young LLP, have concluded the audit of

the accounts of Test Valley Borough Council for the year ended 31 March 2017 and the statement of accounts has been published;

  1. any local government elector for the area may:
    1. inspect and make copies of the statement of accounts, the auditor’s opinion on the statement of accounts and the auditor’s certificate that the audit of the Authority’s accounts has been completed, at Beech Hurst, Weyhill Road, Andover, SP10 3AJ between 9.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday;
    2. require copies of the statement of accounts and the auditor’s opinion and certificate to be provided on payment of the sum of £5 per copy.

Alternatively, the statement of accounts and auditor’s opinion and certificate can be found on the Council’s website at:


William Fullbrook CPFA
Head of Finance
Test Valley Borough Council
Beech Hurst
Weyhill Road
SP10 3AJ