Governance resources

Annual Accounts

Date: 28 Feb 2018

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As a company limited by guarantee, GBSLEP is required to submit annual accounts to Companies House. The accounts for the year ending 31st May 2018 were audited by Dains LLP and approved by the GBSLEP Board on 27th March 2019. They are available on Companies House.

The LEP Board does though control and directly oversee the expenditure of a number of funding streams. These include a number of grants from Government for specific activity and funding generated locally through the Business Rates Pool. You can find our more in our Annual Report.

2017/18 Statutory Accounts Clarification Note:

The figure for ‘Cash at bank and in hand’ at the year-end in the 2018 Balance Sheet of £76,606,136 (2017 £81,383,823) comprises capital grant funding received prior to distribution to applicants for projects that support the delivery of the LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan and meet the requirements of the Assurance Framework and Business Rates Pool income received prior to its expenditure on approved revenue projects, as well as cash for operational purposes.

At the September 2019 Board meeting, the Board agreed that additional information should be submitted to Companies House for the historic statutory accounts for GBSLEP Ltd.

For each of the four years to 31 May 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 we have added:

  • More detailed Statement of Comprehensive Income
  • A new Statement of Cash Flows
  • Analysis of Cash & Cash Equivalents – Notes
  • Analysis of P&L/Reserves – Notes
  • Explanation of the accounting treatment of the Revolving Investment Fund (RIF) – Notes
  • Explanation of the Growing Places Fund (GPF) Mezzanine Fund – Notes
  • Explanation of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) - Notes
All these revisions are additional clarification notes to aid the readers’ understanding of the accounts, no adjustment has been made to the figures in the historic statutory accounts.

No changes will be made to the 2017/18 statutory accounts. Clarification notes and statements for the statutory accounts to 31 May 2018 are attached here: The GBSLEP 2017-18 Clarification Note 13.09.19