We have been advised by the organisation responsible for appointing our external auditors, Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA), that Ernst & Young LLP have been appointed to audit the accounts of Worcester City Council for five years, being the year-end accounts from 2018/2019 to 2022/2023.

This appointment is made under regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015, and was approved by the PSAA Board at its meeting on 14 December 2017.

Statement of Accounts 2021/22

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 rescheduling the audit. 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 2022. The Audit and Governance Committee will consider the results of the 2021/22 audit at the first meeting following the completion of the audit, after which we will publish the final audited accounts.

Shane Flynn
Corporate Director Finance & Resources
Worcester City Council
The Guildhall

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