The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP, due to EY’s resourcing pressures. There is also a delay in the auditors of the Berkshire Pension Scheme, Deloitte LLP, reporting to EY, which is required in order for them to complete their audit of our accounts. 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 2018/19 final statement of accounts in line with deadline of 31 July 2019, as per paragraph (1). The audit and governance committee will consider the results of the 2018/19 audit at its next meeting, after which we will publish the final audited accounts.