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
Fax: 01434 611675
Draft Statement of Accounts 2019/20
Although the audit work on the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020 has been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP, due to delays in receiving the necessary assurance letter in relation to the Pension Fund, the final audit report and opinion has not been formally issued, resulting in a delay to the publication of the 2019/20 final audited accounts. This was outside the control of the Authority and EY LLP.
This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. – 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 2019/20 final statement of accounts in line with the publication date of 30th November 2020, as per paragraph (1). The Authority’s Finance and Audit Group has considered the results of the audit at its meeting on 27th November and the final audited accounts will be published by the 4th December.