The annual financial report includes our: 

  • statement of accounts 
  • income and expenditure statement 
  • balance sheet 
  • cash flow statement  
  • annual governance statement

The auditor cannot formally conclude the audit and issue an audit certificate until they have completed the work necessary to issue the Whole of Government Accounts component assurance statement for year ended 31 March 2022.

We will update this page when this is completed.

Past reports 

You can view our annual financial reports including annual governance statement from: 


Find our notice of conclusion of audit 2020/21.

Find conclusions and significant issues from the audit of our annual financial reports from: 

Auditor’s annual report

You can also read our auditor’s annual report for:

Notice of appointment of auditor 

We are required by law to publish a notice when we appoint an auditor.  

The Public Sector Audit Appointments Board are responsible for appointing an auditor for local government.

On 16 December 2022 they appointed Grant Thornton UK LLP as external auditor of South Gloucestershire Council for the 5 years from 2023/24 to 2027/28.

This appointment is made under Regulation 13 of the The Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015

More information 

If you need reports from before 2017 you can contact us using the details on this page.  

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