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.
Statement of Accounts and Annual Governance Statement 2020/21
The Council published its Statement of Accounts for 2020/21, subject to audit and its Annual Governance Statement within the statutory deadlines for publication. These can be viewed below.
The Audit and Governance Committee considered the results for the 2020/21 audit at its meeting on 22 February 2022 and the final Audited Statement of Accounts for 2020/21 can be viewed below.
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 2021-22 [pdf] 522KB (last year)
We publish the budgets for the current year and six previous years here. The budget for 2022/2023 was approved by Full Council on 23rd February 2022.
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 Monday 01 August 2022 and 05 September (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 Corporate Support 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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
- the Financial Prospects Report 2021-22 [pdf] 2MB Financial Prospects Report 2021-22 [HTML] was considered at Cabinet on 14 October 2021.
- the Capital Strategy 2022-23 to 2026-27 [pdf] 2MB Capital Strategy 2022-23 to 2026-27 [HTML] was considered at the Policy and Finance Committee on 10 February 2022 and then at Full Council on 9 March 2022.
- the Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy 2022/23 [pdf] 847KB was presented to Audit and Governance Committee on 25 February 2021 (Item 8) and approved by Council on 17 March 2021.
- the Property Investment Strategy 2017-2022.pdf [pdf] 211KB was considered at Cabinet on 17 July 2017 and approved by Full Council on 13 September 2017.