The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2022 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP, due to a variety of factors contributing to audit delays in the current year. 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 2021/22 final Statement of Accounts in line with the extended deadline of 30 November 2022, as per paragraph 2d of The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2022. The Governance and Audit and Standards Committee considered the Auditors Results Report and the final Statement of Accounts 2021/22 at its meeting in March 2023, however we are unable to publish the accounts yet as the audit is not complete. Therefore, the final Statement of Accounts will only be published once the auditors have finalised their work, which is anticipated to be in the October to November 2023 period.
The draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2022 can be found below. These are currently unaudited and may be subject to change up and until their approval by the Governance and Audit and Standards Committee.