Deferral of audit of accounts 2019/20 - Notice of public rights
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, Regulations 14 & 15 and the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Regulations 26, 27 & 28 as amended by: The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic the timescales included in the above legislation have been amended.
Under the existing regulations the inspection period for the accounts must include the first 10 working days of June. During this time any person may inspect the annual accounts of Ashfield District Council including certain related supporting documents. The inspection period and appointed day are published in advance by Ashfield District Council.
To give authorities more flexibility, the requirement for the public inspection period to include the first 10 working days of June has been removed. Instead, for 2019/20, authorities must commence the public inspection period on or before the first working day of September 2020. In line with these revised regulations the inspection period for the 2019/20 Ashfield District Council accounts will be published at a later date.