Statement of accounts and reports from our external auditors; summary of accounts.

Statement of accounts

These documents provide information for recent years on the council's income and expenditure during the year and balances at the year end. The documents are detailed and are prepared in accordance with the accounting recommendations which apply to all local authorities.

Delay in publication of the 2020/21 audited accounts

Publication of Bristol City Council's 2020-21 Statement of Accounts and Audit Opinion has been delayed. This is due to a national issue affecting all authorities with infrastructure assets.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has created a working group to examine potential options to resolve the situation. Consultation with local authorities will run through May and early June. Further steps will be dependent on this consultation.

You can read the  pdf draft statement of accounts 2020-21 (5.69 MB) .

pdf Notice of public rights of inspection (111 KB)

Audit closure certificates

Audit reports and inspection letters

These provide information about the statutory audit of the accounts by the council's external auditors. The council has again received an unqualified audit opinion on its latest accounts.

Annual governance statement

This statement explains how Bristol City Council endeavours to deliver good governance and reviews the effectiveness of these arrangement.