How the National Park Authority handles its money

We receive most of our funding from government through the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the form of an annual National Park Grant settlement.

We also attract significant external funding and generate our own income. The details of where our money comes from, and how it is spent, are explained in our Statement of Accounts.

Our accounts, management practices and business process are externally audited by Ernest and Young LLP, who are appointed by the PSAA (Public Sector Audit Appointments).

The documents on this page provide an insight into the corporate and financial health of the Authority. The National Park Authority’s responses to the auditors’ reports are discussed in public at meetings of the full National Park Authority.

Getting In Touch

For further information on accounts and finance, please contact:

Telephone: 01434 611504

Update on the status of the 2022/23 Statement of Accounts

The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2023 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP, due to the complex set of factors contributing to audit delays across the sector. This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. (See attached link: The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 ( Therefore, this notification explains, as per paragraph (2a), that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2022/23 final statement of accounts in line with deadline of 30th September 2023, as per paragraph (1).

The Finance and Audit Group and the Board of the Authority have considered the draft audit findings to date and the Chief Executive, Chair and Chair of the Finance and Audit Group are delegated responsibility to accept the final results of the 2022/23 audit, subject to no significant changes, after which we will publish the final audited accounts.

Click here to download our Draft Statement of Accounts 2022/23 – PDF File


Audits and Accounts

You can access our recent audits and accounts via the accordions to the right.

Important Documents 2021/22

Important Documents 2020/21

Important Documents 2019/20

Important Documents 2018/19

Important Documents 2017/18

Important Documents 2016/17

Important Documents 2015/16

Important Documents 2014/15

Important Documents 2013/14

Important Documents 2012/13

Important Documents 2011/12

Important Documents 2010/11