The annual statement of accounts is a statutory summary of our financial affairs for the financial year and is prepared in accordance with the code of practice on local authority accounting in the United Kingdom.

The purpose of our statement of accounts is to give clear information on our overall finances and to demonstrate our stewardship of public money for the year.

Independent auditors report annually whether the statement of accounts fairly represents our financial position of income and expenditure. Their report is included in the statement of accounts.

The auditors also look at the quality of our services, whether money is spent economically and efficiently and at our performance. This is reported in the annual audit and inspection letter.

Statement of accounts

You can download the most recent statement of accounts below.

Draft statement of accounts 2018-19 [PDF 1.98 MB]

Blackpool Council has produced its statement of accounts for the year 2018/19. The external audit of the accounts has not been concluded as the auditors require additional time to agree the Council's accounting treatment of its pension costs following the McCloud judgement and other outstanding issues.

As such, under the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, this notice is hereby given that the statement of accounts cannot currently be published. The accounts will be published as soon as reasonable practicable after the receipt of their audit opinion.

Audited statement of accounts 2017-18 [PDF 1.49MB]

You can download the most recent annual audit letter below.

Blackpool Council annual audit letter 2017-18 [PDF 1.04MB]

Notice of completion of the audit of the accounts 17/18 [PDF 63KB]

Notice of appointment of auditor to Blackpool Council [PDF 175KB]

You can download the public inspection of accounts notice below

Notice of public inspection of accounts 2019