Details of our income, expenditure and assets.
See the grants we have given to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.
Grants 2020-21 (PDF)
Grants 2020-21 (CSV)
Grants 2019-20 (PDF)
Grants 2019-20 (CSV)
A summary of financial contributions that we have received from developers under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
Section 106 payments 2004-19 (MS Excel)
Unaudited Statement of Accounts 2021-22
Unaudited Statement of Accounts 2021-22 (PDF, 8.6MB)
The Auditor's letter provides an update from our auditors on the status of the 2021/22 Auditor’s Annual Report (AAR) - Update on 2021/22 Auditor’s Annual Report (AAR) (PDF, 18.4kb)
The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2022 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP, due to the national issue relating to infrastructure asset accounting. This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. (See attached link: http://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 2021/22 final statement of accounts in line with the deadline of 30th November 2022, as per paragraph (1). The Audit Committee will consider the results of the 2021/22 audit at its earliest opportunity, after which we will publish the final audited accounts.
Our Statement of Accounts for 2021/22 has been prepared in accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the Code of Practice on Local Authority in the United Kingdom 2021/22. The code is based on International Financial Reporting standards (IFRS) and statutory requirements.
Statement from HCC on status of 2021/22 Statement of Accounts:
There is currently a national accounting issue which is affecting all upper tier local authorities across the Country in relation to the accounting treatment of Infrastructure assets, which means that Councils are unable to finalise their accounts and the audit. Hertfordshire is impacted by these external factors and as such we have not been able to have our accounts signed off by the statutory deadline of 30th November 2022.
We currently await details from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on a proposed solution to resolve this accounting issue. More information can be found in our 30th November Audit Committee report here: https://democracy.hertfordshire.gov.uk/documents/s46896/02 - Update on the Audit of the 2021-22 Statement of Accounts.pdf
Steven Pilsworth, Director of Finance
We've worked to make these documents as accessible as possible. If you have an issue accessing the information or require a different format, email Financial.Accounts@hertfordshire.gov.uk.
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Statement of Accounts 2020-21 (PDF 9.41MB)
Annual Audit Letter 2020/21 (PDF 1.64MB)
Statement of accounts 2019-20 (PDF 8.49MB)
Statement of accounts 2018-19 (PDF 2MB) Opening in a new window
Statement of accounts 2017-18 (PDF)
Statement of accounts 2016-17 (PDF)
Statement of accounts 2015-16 (PDF)
Statement of accounts 2014-15 (PDF)
Statement of accounts 2013-14 (PDF)
Statement of accounts 2012-13 (PDF)
Statement of accounts 2011-12 (PDF)
Appointment of Auditor
Notice of appointment of auditor to Hertfordshire County Council from 2018-19.
Under Section 8(2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Council must publish a notice relating to the appointment of its auditor.
For audits of the accounts from 2018-19, the Council has opted into national auditor appointment arrangements with Public Sector Audit Appointments (PSAA), who are now responsible for appointing the Council’s External Auditor.
The PSSA wrote to the Council to consult on the proposed appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the External Auditor of Hertfordshire County Council from 2018-19. We can now confirm that, following the completion of the consultation, Ernst & Young LLP have been appointed to audit the accounts of Hertfordshire County Council for five years, from 2018-19 to 2022-23.
This appointment is made under regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015, and was approved by the PSAA Board at its meeting on 14 December 2017.