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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.

Annual Financial Report

You can download the Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020 (PDF 3.98MB). Alternatively, you can download a summary of the detailed accounts publication (PDF 378kb).

You can download the Audit Findings Report for the year ended 31 March 2020 (PDF 562kb).

Audit of Accounts Ended 31 March 2020 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 (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, 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 2020 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

Nick Vickers

Chief Financial Officer

Statement of Accounts - your rights

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

Previous year's accounts

Accounts for 2018/19

Accounts for 2017/18

Accounts for 2016/17

Accounts for 2015/16

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