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Statement of Accounts

The purpose of the Statement of Accounts is to give electors, local taxpayers, members of the Council and other interested parties clear information about the Council's finances.

The statement summarises:

  • the cost of services provided by us in the year
  • how services were paid for
  • our assets and liabilities at the year end

The format of the accounts is prescribed by the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom.

Statement of Accounts - your rights

A guide to your rights can be found on the National Audit Office website.

Annual Financial Report

You can download the:

The fully audited accounts for previous years can be found below.

Audit of Accounts Ended 31 March 2021 Notice of Certification of Completion of Audit

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to regulation 16 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 as amended by the Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021, that: -

(1) the authority’s auditors, Grant Thornton UK LLP, have concluded the audit of the accounts of Swale Borough Council for the year ended 31 March 2021 and the statement of accounts has been published,

(2) any local government elector for the area may inspect and make copies of the statement of accounts, the auditor’s opinion on the statement of accounts and the auditor’s certificate that the audit of the authority’s accounts has been completed.  Application should be made initially at the email address finance@swale.gov.uk.

Lisa Fillery

Director of Resources

Previous year's accounts

Accounts for 2019/20

Accounts for 2018/19

Accounts for 2017/18

Accounts for 2016/17

Accounts for 2015/16