Financial information

There are several financial reports we have to publish by law.

Statement of accounts

At the end of each financial year, all councils have to publish a Statement of Accounts.

The accounts show how we have used public money in the year and that we have been honest and responsible.

We publish the Statement of Accounts, Governance Statement and External Audit Report for the current year and previous six years here.

Audit of accounts

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015

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. This delay is due to an extension of the timetable for reporting on their work on Value For Money arrangements in respect of 2021/22. 

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 deadline of 30 September 2022, as per paragraph (1).  The Audit and Governance committee will consider the results of the 2021/22 audit at a future meeting to be agreed, after which we will publish the final audited accounts.

Statement of Accounts and Annual Governance Statement 2021/22

The Council published its Statement of Accounts for 2021/22, subject to audit and its Annual Governance Statement within the statutory deadlines for publication. These can be viewed below.

Statement of Accounts 2021-22 [pdf] 2MB
Governance Statement 2021-22 [pdf] 848KB

Statement of Accounts 2020-21 [pdf] 2MB
Governance Statement 2020-21 [pdf] 814KB
Annual Audit Report 2020-21 [pdf] 2MB

Statement of Accounts 2019-20 [pdf] 3MB
Governance Statement 2019-20 [pdf] 784KB
Annual Audit Report 2019-20 [pdf] 4MB

Statement of Accounts 2018-19 [pdf] 4MB
Governance Statement 2018-19 [pdf] 2MB
Annual Audit Report 2018-19  [pdf] 7MB

Statement of Accounts 2017-18 [pdf] 4MB
Governance Statement 2017-18 [pdf] 3MB
Annual Audit Report 2017-18 [pdf] 2MB

Statement of Accounts 2016-17 [pdf] 1MB
Governance Statement 2016-17 [pdf] 3MB
Annual Audit Report 2016-17 [pdf] 2MB

Statement of Accounts 2015-16 [pdf] 4MB
Governance Statement 2015-16 [pdf] 3MB
Annual Audit Report 2015-16 [pdf] 2MB

Fees and charges

We make a charge for some of the services we provide. The documents below give more information about the services we charge for and how much they are. We have included last year's fees and charges document for information.

Fees and charges 2022-2023[pdf] 484KB (current year)
Fees and charges 2022-23 [HTML] (current year)

Fees and charges 2021-22 [pdf] 522KB (last year)

The budget

We publish the budgets for the current year and six previous years here. The budget for 2022/2023 was approved by Full Council on 23 February 2022.

Budget Book 2022-23 [pdf] 524KB

Budget Book 2021-22 [pdf] 2MB

Budget Book 2020-21 [pdf] 2MB

Budget Book 2019-20 [pdf] 1020KB

Budget Book 2018-19 [pdf] 432KB

Budget Book 2017-18 [pdf] 394KB

Budget Book 2016-17 [pdf] 383KB

Notices of public rights

Audit of Accounts Notice of Public Rights

Arun District Council
Audit of Accounts
Notice of Public Rights
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015

NOTICE is hereby given that the public inspection period will be between Friday 30 September 2022 and 10 November (inclusive) on weekdays between 9.30am and 4.30pm.  Any person interested may inspect and make copies of the accounts of the above named District Council for the year ended 31 March 2022; and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating thereto.  The accounts are available online and other documents can be requested for inspections by phone, email or letter to the offices which they are normally kept, or otherwise by arrangement.  Applications should be made initially to the Interim Group Head of Finance at the Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 5LF, telephone 01903 737568.

NOTICE is also given that until the completion of the audit, the Auditor, at the request of a local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate, will give the elector or his representative an opportunity to question him about the accounts, and that any such elector or representative may attend before the Auditor and make objections as to any matter in respect for which the Auditor could take action under Section 28 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (namely: an unlawful item of account; failure to bring a sum into account; or a loss or deficiency caused by wilful misconduct) or could make a report in the public interest.

Questions may be received at the Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton by arrangement with the Appointed Auditor, Kevin Suter, Audit Director, Ernst & Young LLP, Wessex House, 19 Threefield Lane, Southampton, SO14 3QB email: ksuter@uk.ey.com to whom requests for this purpose should be addressed.  No objections may be made unless the Auditor has previously received written notice of the proposed objection and its grounds.  A copy of such notice must be sent to the District Council at the address below:

Group Head of Corporate Support
Arun District Council
Maltravers Road
Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN17 5LF

Notice of Completion of Audit and Notice of Public Rights

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, s.26

Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, reg.16

NOTICE is hereby given that the audit of the accounts of Arun District Council for the year ended 31 March 2021 has been completed.

NOTICE is also given that the Statement of Accounts for the above named Council for year ended 31 March 2021 are available for inspection by local government electors, in accordance with rights conferred by s.26 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.  These rights are as follows:

1. Any local government elector for the area of the body whose accounts are required to be audited in accordance with the Act shall be entitled to:

(a) Inspect and make copies of the Statement of Accounts prepared by the body pursuant to regulations under s.26;

(b) Inspect and make copies of any report, other than an immediate report, made to the body by an auditor; an

(c) Require copies of any such statement or report to be delivered to them on payment of a reasonable sum for each copy.

2. A document which a person is entitled to inspect under this section may be inspected by them at all reasonable times and without payment.

Due to the current restrictions due to COVID-19, the Statement of Accounts are only available online.

Key plans and strategies

Our financial strategies are helping us become more financially sustainable and resilient, safeguarding public funds whilst achieving value for money. The relevant strategies can be found here: