Financial Information

The finance department is responsible for the overall monitoring and control of the Authority's finances. This ranges from preparing the Budgets and Council Tax proposals during the year, to the preparation of the Annual Accounts at the end of the financial year. We have to review current legislation to ensure that we disclose all required information. We work closely with all Council departments to make sure that we are getting the best from the Council's funding.

2019-20 Financial Statements

The 2019-20 Financial Statements are available to view within the Annual Financial Report 2019-20 in the Related Content section. These have been audited by the Councils external auditors (EY) who have confirmed that the financial statements:

  • Give a true and fair view of the financial position of Rochford District Council and Group as at 31 March 2020 and of its expenditure and income for the year then ended; and
  • Have been prepared properly in accordance with the CIPFA/LASAAC Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom 2019/20.

They have also confirmed that they have nothing to report in respect of the Councils arrangements to secure economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the use of its resources.

The Annual Financial Report 2019-20 also includes the Narrative Report, Statement of Responsibilities, 2019-20 Annual Governance Statement and the Independent Auditors report.