Auditors’ statement to the members of BT Group
We have examined the summary financial
statement, summary directors’ report
and the directors’ remuneration disclosures.
Respective responsibilities of directors and
The directors are responsible for preparing the
summarised annual report in accordance with applicable law. Our
responsibility is to report to you our opinion on the consistency of
the summary financial statement within the BT Group annual review
with the annual financial statements, the directors’ report and
the directors’ remuneration report, and its compliance with the
relevant requirements of Section 251 of the Companies Act 1985 and
the regulations made thereunder. We also read the other information
contained in the summarised annual report and consider the
implications for our report if we become aware of any apparent
misstatements or material inconsistencies with the summary financial
This statement, including the opinion, has been
prepared for and only for the company’s members as a body in
accordance with Section 251 of the Companies Act 1985 and for no
other purpose. We do not, in giving this opinion, accept or assume
responsibility for any other purpose or to any other person to whom
this statement is shown or into whose hands it may come save where
expressly agreed by our prior consent in writing.
Basis of opinion
We conducted our work in accordance with Bulletin
1999/6, ‘The auditors’ statement on the summary financial
statement’ issued by the Auditing Practices Board for use in the
In our opinion the summary financial statement is
consistent with the full annual financial statements, the directors’
report and the directors’ remuneration report of BT Group plc for
the year ended 31 March 2005 and complies with the applicable
requirements of Section 251 of the Companies Act 1985, and the
regulations made thereunder.
Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors
London 18 May 2005
(a) The maintenance and integrity of the BT Group plc website is the
responsibility of the directors; the work carried out by the
auditors does not involve consideration of these matters and,
accordingly, the auditors accept no responsibility for any changes
that may have occurred to the financial statements since they were
initially presented on the website.
(b) Legislation in the United Kingdom governing the preparation
and dissemination of financial statements may differ from legislation
in other jurisdictions.
The auditors’ report on the full annual accounts
for the year ended 31 March 2005 is unqualified and does not contain
any statement concerning accounting records or failure to obtain
necessary information and explanations.