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Accounts for the financial year 2019 to 2020

Birmingham City Council Statement of Accounts: Financial Year 2019 to 2020

The Council's Draft Statement of Accounts, which includes Group Accounts, the Narrative Statement and the Draft Annual Governance Statement was signed by Rebecca Hellard, Interim Chief Finance Officer and Section 151 Officer and passed to Grant Thornton for external audit on 28 August 2020.

The final version of the Accounts has been amended for matters arising during the audit, details of which are included in the Auditor's Annual Findings Report. The Final Statement of Accounts was authorised by Audit Committee on 25 November 2020 and signed by the Chief Finance Officer, Finance and Governance and under delegated authority, by the Chair of Audit Committee, on 7 January 2021.

You can *download the Statement of Accounts for the financial year 2019 to 2020

*The accounts document is complex and whilst it has been made as accessible as possible, it may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Please email Finance Manager, or telephone 0121 303 3313 if you need an accessible version.

Conclusion of the Audit

The Council’s auditors have issued their Audit Opinion and Value for Money Conclusion on the 2019 to 2020 Statement of Accounts. They cannot formally conclude their audit and issue an audit certificate until they have completed their work auditing the Whole of Government Accounts return.

The web version of the Statement of Accounts does not include manual signatures for security purposes.

The signed audited statement of accounts and reports from the auditor are available for inspection by any local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate, on application to Annette Rowe, Finance Manager, Finance and Governance Directorate, telephone 0121 303 3313 or email

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