Renfrewshire Council

Annual accounts and key facts and figures

Accounts for the period from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020: Notice of postponement


Each year, the Council produces a set of audited accounts that details our financial results. 

We have a statutory requirement to approve our annual accounts by 30 September and make them publicly available by 31 October each year, as set out in the Local Authority Accounts (Scotland) Regulations 2014.
However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are postponing the publication of our annual accounts for the financial year of 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 gives all Scottish public authorities permission to delay the publication of their annual accounts, if they need to focus on taking action to prevent and control the transmission of the coronavirus and protect people from COVID-19:

Paragraph 8 of Schedule 6 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, it 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, that says we must let the public know that we are postponing the approval and publishing of our annual accounts on or before the date they were due (30 September 2020), or as soon as we can.

We intend to get our annual accounts approved by 30 November 2020 and publish them by 31 December 2020. If these dates change, we will update the information here. This applies to:

Alan Russell, CPFA 
Director of Finance and Resources and Treasurer

Previous annual accounts

You can download copies of previous annual accounts from the Related Documents section on this page.