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Audited Accounts

Bradley Stoke Town Council's audited financial statements from the past 12 years can be viewed on this page. Use the links below to skip to a particular financial year:



2018/19 Annual & Internal Audits - AUDITED

2018/19 Internal Audit

Public Notices

Signed Annual Return

Financial Statement

Financial Statement Working Papers

Audit Reports

Audit Sign Off

Council's Response to the 2018/19 Audit

Council is pleased to announce the formal sign-off of the 2018/19 audit by PKF Littlejohn LLP, the appointed external auditors, who have once again given council a completely clean bill of health for the tenth year running, with no procedural or accounting issues. This year's audit has also been signed off as being completely clear of the usual comments for consideration which do not affect the auditor's opinion. Council always strives to be transparent and to implement robust financial systems and procedures to protect the public funds, ensure value for money and even expand services for the community. Careful budgeting, monitoring and forward planning is a major part of council's governance and this audit continues to substantiate that council has achieved this.

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2017/18 Annual & Internal Audits - AUDITED

2017/18 Internal Audit

Public Notices

Signed Annual Return

Financial Statement

Financial Statement Working Papers

Audit Reports

Audit Sign Off

Council's Response to the 2017/18 Audit

Council is pleased to announce the formal sign off of the 2017/18 audit by PKF Littlejohn LLP, the appointed external auditors, who have once again given council a completely clean bill of health for the ninth year running, with no procedural or accounting issues. This year's audit has also been signed off as being completely clear of the usual comments for consideration which do not affect the auditor's opinion. Council always strives to be transparent and to implement robust financial systems and procedures to protect the public funds, ensure value for money and even expand services for the community. Careful budgeting, monitoring and forward planning is a major part of council's governance and this audit continues to substantiate that council has achieved this.

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2016/17 Annual & Internal Audits - AUDITED

2016/17 Internal Audit

Public Notices

Signed Annual Return

Financial Statement

Financial Statement Working Papers

Audit Reports

Audit Sign Off

Council's Response to the 2016/17 Audit

Council is pleased to announce the formal sign-off of the 2016/17 audit by Grant Thornton, the appointed external auditors, who have once again given council a completely clean bill of health for the eighth year running, with no procedural or accounting issues. This year's audit has also been signed off as being completely clear of the usual comments for consideration which do not affect the auditor's opinion. Council always strives to be transparent and to implement robust financial systems and procedures to protect the public funds, ensure value for money and even expand services for the community. Careful budgeting, monitoring and forward planning is a major part of council's governance and this audit continues to substantiate that council has achieved this.

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2015/16 Annual & Internal Audits - AUDITED

2015/16 Internal Audit

Public Notices

Signed Annual Return

Financial Statement

Financial Statement Working Papers

Audit Reports

Audit Sign Off

Council's Response to the 2015/16 Audit

Council is pleased to announce the formal sign off of the 2015/16 audit by Grant Thornton, the appointed external auditors, who gave council a clean bill of health for the seventh year running with no procedural or accounting issues.

The auditor did comment that the period specified on the notice for the exercise of public rights was for 29 days and not the required 30 day period however this does not affect the auditor's opinion. Council do not consider this comment to have any adverse impact on the audit or to have denied a member of the public of their rights in respect of an objection as The Annual Return and all supporting audit reports were published ahead of this period and remain on the council website for public access which easily exceeds the 30 day period.

Council always strives to run robust financial systems and procedures with careful budgeting, monitoring and forward planning being at its' core and this audit substantiates that council has maintained this high standard which is further substantiated by the fact that the major skate park build was included within the audit.

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2014/15 Annual & Internal Audits - AUDITED

Council's Response to the 2014/15 Audit
Council is pleased to announce the formal sign off of the 2014/15 audit by Grant Thornton, the appointed external auditors, who gave council a clean bill of health for the sixth year running with no procedural or accounting issues. This year's audit has also been signed off as being completely clear of any items including the usual comments for consideration which do not affect the auditor's opinion. Council always strives to run robust financial systems and procedures with careful budgeting, monitoring and forward planning being at the centre. This audit substantiates that council has achieved these levels in order to protect and even expand services for the community.

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2013/14 Annual & Internal Audits - AUDITED

Council's Response to the 2013/14 Audit
Council is pleased to announce the formal sign off of the 2013/14 audit by Grant Thornton, the appointed external auditors, who did not identify any procedural or accounting items for the 5th year running. The only minor comment related to the internal auditor's section (4) of The Annual Return which was completed by South Gloucestershire Council as they failed to complete the final box. Based upon this response, Bradley Stoke Town Council has had an extremely successful audit.

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2012/13 Annual & Internal Audits - AUDITED

Council's Response to the 2012/13 Audit
Council is pleased to announce receipt of the formal sign off of the 2012/13 audit by Grant Thornton, the appointed external auditors, who did not identify any problems with the accounts and procedures for the 4th year running. This year's audit has been signed off as being completely clear of any items including the usual comments for consideration, which do not affect the auditor's opinion. This has been yet another successful audit for Bradley Stoke Town Council.

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2011/12 Annual & Internal Audits - AUDITED

Council's Response to the 2011/12 Audit
Council is pleased to announce receipt of the formal sign off of the 2011/12 audit by Mazars, the appointed external auditors, who did not identify any problems with the accounts and procedures for the 3rd year running. The sign-off included 2 comments for consideration, which did not change the auditor's opinion in respect of the clean audit. These comments related to the amount of documentation which was sent with the audit papers as Rachel Pullen (RFO) again took the position that unusual audit items, such as the office build, should be substantiated by documentation to avoid the need to lodge later paperwork which could invoke additional audit charges. The other comment concerned the treatment of The Public Works Loan within the Annual Return which The RFO had initially treated as deferred income pending completion of the office building. The auditors accepted the rules regarding loan receipts may be open to interpretation and therefore had to take advice and make a final decision which resulted in a non chargeable amendment to the 2011/12 Annual Return. As a result of initial arguments put forward by The RFO, the auditors agreed that this area needs clarification within the procedures and will take this matter forward to the Joint Practitioners Group for consideration before future procedures are published. Based upon the auditor's sign-off , it is clear that this has been yet another successful audit for Bradley Stoke Town Council.

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2010/11 Annual & Internal Audits - AUDITED

Council's Response to the 2010/11 Audit
Council is pleased to announce receipt of the formal sign off of the 2010/11 audit by Mazars, the appointed external auditors, who did not identify any problems with the accounts and procedures for the 2nd year running. The only comment made, for consideration, related to the amount of documentation which was sent with the audit papers although Rachel Pullen (RFO) took the position that all audit items should be substantiated by documentation to avoid the need to lodge later paperwork which could invoke additional audit charges. As this was the only comment made by Mazars, it is clear that this has been yet another successful audit for Bradley Stoke Town Council.

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2009/10 Annual & Internal Audits - AUDITED

Council's Response to the 2009/10 Audit
Council is pleased to announce the formal sign off of the 2009/10 audit by Mazars, the appointed external auditors, who did not identify any problems with the accounts and procedures and who also did not feel it necessary to highlight or comment on any other matters for further consideration.

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Rachel Pullen
Finance Manager