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Accounts for the Period from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 Notice of Postponement

Notice ID: MFN0625443

Notice effective from
15th September 2021 to 15th October 2021

Accounts for the Period from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 Notice of Postponement
Part 10 ofThe Local Authority Accounts (Scotland) Regulations 2014 requires the above entitles to aim to approve their annual accounts for signature no later than 30 September immediately following the financial year to which the accounts relate and to publish the accounts by 31 October.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, some flexibility is provided within the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 and, as a result of remote working rendering the audit process more complex, a slight extension is necessary. It is the intention of the above bodies that their annual accounts will be inspected and presented for approval by 30 November 2021 and published by 31 December 2021.
Paragraph 8 of Schedule 6, Part 3 of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 advises that a "Scottish public authority may decide to postpone complying with the duty if they or, as the case may be, are of the view that complying would be likely to impede their or, as the case may be, its ability to take effective action to prevent, protect against, delay or otherwise control the incidence or transmission of coronavirus."
"Scottish public authority may decide to postpone complying with the duty if they or, as the case may be, are of the view that complying would be likely to impede their or, as the case may be, its ability to take effective action to prevent, protect against, delay or otherwise control the incidence or transmission of coronavirus."
This statement is published in accordance with paragraphs 8(4) and 10(2) of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, which require any decision to postpone publication of its audited accounts to be made public on or before the date by which the report is due, or as soon as reasonably practicable after this date.
Margaret McCrossan Head of Accountancy
(Chief Financial Officer)

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East Renfrewshire Council

Council Headquarters , Eastwood Park , Rouken Glen Road , Giffnock , G46 6UG

http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk 01415 773 000

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