AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31 March 2019
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 sections 26 & 27
Audit Commission Act 1998, section 17
Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015
The Council’s accounts are subject to external audit by David Hoose, Mazars LLP, Park View House, 58 The Ropewalk, Nottingham, NG1 5DW. Members of the public and local government electors have certain rights in the audit process:
Under Regulation 15 of the Accounts & Audit Regulations 2015, the Authority’s statement of accounts, annual governance statement and narrative report should be made available for public inspection for a single period of 30 working days. Regulation 15 (1)(a) requires that this period includes the first 10 working days of June.
- Under Section 26 of the Local and Accountability Act 2014, from 3rd June 2019 to 12th July 2019 between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm any person may inspect the accounts of the Council for the year ended 31 March 2019 and certain related documents (comprising books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts) at the address given below. They may also make copies of the accounts and documents.
- From 9:00 am on 3rd June 2019 until 5:00pm on 12th July 2019, a local government elector for the area of the Council, or his/her representative, may ask the auditor questions about the accounts. Please contact the auditor at the address given above to make arrangements to ask any questions.
- From 9 am on 3rd June 2019 until 5:00pm on 12th July 2019, a local government elector for the area of the Council, or his/her representative, may object to the Council’s accounts asking that the auditor issue a report in the public interest (under section 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014) and/or apply to the court for a declaration that an item in the accounts is contrary to law (under section 17 of the Audit Commission Act 1998). A local elector who wishes to make an objection must first make sure the Auditor has received written notice of a proposed objection and the grounds on which it is made by sending to the above address. A copy of that notice must also be sent to me at the address given below.
10th May 2019
Ashfield District Council
Please contact Peter Hudson, Corporate Finance Manager (& Section 151 Officer) on 01623 457362