Statement of accounts

Notice of appointment of auditor to Salford City Council from 2018/19

Under Section 8(2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the council must publish a notice relating to the appointment of its auditor. 

For audits of the accounts from 2018/19, Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) is responsible for appointing an auditor to principal local government and police bodies that have chosen to opt into its national auditor appointment arrangements. Salford City Council opted into this arrangement.

At its meeting in December 2017, the PSAA Board appointed Mazars LLP to audit the accounts of Salford City Council for a period of five years, for the accounts from 2018/19 to 2022/23. This appointment is made under regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015.

Salford Council Audit of Accounts year ended 31 March 2020

Amendment to Notice of Public Rights

The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

On 3 April 2020 the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) wrote to Local Authorities confirming details of changes made to the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The council is normally required by The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 to present its Statement of Accounts (and associated documents) for public inspection for a period of 30 days which must include the first 10 working days of June. This allows for a common inspection period with all other (Category 1) Local Authorities. 

However, having considered the increasing impact that coronavirus is having, MHCLG has extended the statutory deadlines for local authorities to approve and publish their accounts for the 2019/20 financial year.

The revised deadlines applicable to local authorities are as follows:

  • Approve draft accounts by 31 August 2020 (previously 31 May);
  • Public inspection period to start on or before first working day of September 2020 (previously included first ten working days of June);
  • Publish final audited accounts by 30 November 2020 (previously 31 July).

The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 have implemented these new deadlines by amending the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and came into force on 30 April 2020.

The council is aiming to publish its draft accounts in advance of the statutory deadline of 31 August 2020, and has set a date of 10 July 2020.

Notice of the commencement of the period for exercise of public rights for Salford (including the inspection of the accounts and associated documents) will be published on the council’s website in advance of the start date. 

The 2018 to 2019 statement of accounts

The audit of the accounts was completed on the 18 October 2019 the statement of accounts and audit certificate are available below.

Any such local government elector may make a copy of the full document or any part of it. Copies of the entire document may be purchased at a cost of £30 per copy by written application to the corporate accountancy team at Salford Civic Centre or by email to Alternatively, it is available to download below. The council's annual governance statement is presented alongside the accounts.

Downloadable documents

2018 to 2019

2017 to 2018

2016 to 2017

2015 to 2016

2014 to 2015

2013 to 2014

2012 to 2013

2011 to 2012

2010 to 2011

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This page was last updated on 8 July 2020

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