Notice of delayed publication of draft 2022-23 Statement of Accounts
and Public Inspection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Authority has not:
Published the draft Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2023 by the statutory deadline of 31st May, and
Commenced the period for the exercise of public inspection because the Statement of Accounts is not ready for publication.
The relevant legislation can be viewed on legislation.gov.uk
The Annual Governance Statement for 2022-23 was approved at the Audit Committee on 29 June 2023
The Authority’s draft Accounts for 2022-23 will be published as soon as reasonably practicable, following which the period for the exercise of public inspection will commence.
Head of Finance
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Notice of delayed publication of audited 2022/23 Statement of Accounts, and Auditor’s Annual Report
The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2023 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP, due to the complex set of factors contributing to audit delays across the sector.
This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. (https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/234/regulation/10/made).
Therefore, this notification explains, as per paragraph (2a), that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2022/23 final statement of accounts in line with deadline of 30th September 2023, as per paragraph (1). The Audit Committee will consider the results of the 2022/23 audit, after which we will publish the final audited accounts.
Notice of appointment of a Local Auditor
to Lee Valley Regional Park Authority from 2017/18
Under Section 8(2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, this Authority must publish a notice relating to the appointment of its Local Auditor.
Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) is responsible for appointing an auditor to principal local government and police bodies that have chosen to opt into its national auditor appointment arrangements. Lee Valley Regional Park Authority opted into this arrangement.
The PSAA appointed Ernst and Young to audit the accounts of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority for 2017/18.
The PSAA appointed Ernst and Young to audit the accounts of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority for a period of five years, for the accounts from 2018/19 to 2022/23.
This appointment is made under regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Persons) Regulations 2015.
Information relating to the appointment process can be viewed on the Public Sector Audit Appointments' website.