AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2020Published Tuesday, 30th June 2020
Notice of the electors’ rights in relation to the statement of accounts of Hartlepool Borough Council for the financial year ended 31 March 2020.
Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015, Regulation 15(2) (b), The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.
Rights to inspect the statement of accounts and accounting records
Sections 25 and 26 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (“the Act”) provide local government electors the right to inspect and make copies of the statement of accounts, accounting records and all documents relating to those records, for the financial year ended 31 March 2020.
Rights to inspect the accounts and relevant accounting records may be exercised by making an appointment from 1 July 2020 to 11 August 2020 between the hours of 9.00 am and 4.30 pm at the Civic Centre, Victoria Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8AY by informing Chris Little, Director of Finance and Policy, of your intention to exercise your rights. Chris Little can be contacted on 01429 523003 or email@example.com
Rights to question the auditor and to make objections at audit
Section 26 of the Act, provides local government electors’ the right to question the auditor about the accounting records for the financial year ended 31 March 2020 and under section 27 of the Act, a local government elector may make an objection to the auditor which:
- Concerns a matter in respect of which the auditor could make a public interest report under section 24 of the Act; or
- Concerns an item of account in respect of which the auditor could apply for a declaration that the item is unlawful under section 28 of the Act.
These rights may be exercised from 1 July 2020 to 11 August 2020. Any requests to question the auditor and any objections must be made in writing to the auditor to the following address, Gavin Barker (Director) of Mazars, Salvus House, Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TS.
A copy of the objection must also be sent to the Council at the address set out above.