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Finance and budget

Statement of Accounts 2021/22 - Swansea Council

Regulation 10(1) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 (as amended) requires that Responsible Financial Officer of Swansea Council to sign and date the statement of accounts and certify that it presents a true and fair view of the financial position of the body at the end of the year to which it relates and of that body's income and expenditure for that year.  The Regulations required that this be completed by 31 May 2022.

The Responsible Financial Officer has not signed and certified the accounts for the year ended 31 March 2022, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The statement of accounts will be prepared, and the Responsible Financial Officer will sign and certify the statement of accounts when the immediate pressures of the COVID-19 outbreak have subsided.

Council Budget

These are the Council's budgets for the current and previous years.

Statement of accounts

The Statement of Accounts is the statutory summary of the council's financial affairs for the financial year and is prepared in accordance with the local government Accounting Code of Practice (ACOP).

National Fraud Initiative - Fair Processing notice

The City and County of Swansea is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. It may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud.

Section 52 Budget Statement

Local Education Authorities (LEAs) are required, under Section 52 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, to prepare a Budget Statement each financial year.

ERW statement of accounts and governance

The ERW final statement of accounts and their annual governance statement.

State aid

Details of schemes where the council has provided or may in the future provide support which would be covered by European State Aid Rules.


The term 'fraud' commonly includes activities such as theft, corruption, conspiracy, and bribery. Fraud is a criminal act or omission of deception intended for personal gain or to cause a loss to another person or organisation.
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