Audit of accounts year ended 31 March 2022
Statement of Public Rights under the requirements of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (as amended)
Please Note: In accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (and instrument amendments thereto) authorities’ public inspection periods must have started by the first working day of August 2022 in relation to the 2021/22 Statement of Accounts. Therefore, the Council is required to publish its unaudited 2021/22 by 31 July 2022. The Council’s planned publication date falls in advance of this deadline, and the inspection period will commence on 11 July 2021.
Public Inspection Period
Notice is hereby given that for the 30 working days between 11 July 2022 and 19 August 2022 (inclusive) between 8.30am and 5.00pm Mondays to Thursdays and 8.30am and 4.30pm on Fridays, any person may inspect and make copies of the accounts and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts, and other related documents of the Council for the year ended 31 March 2022. The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at the address given below by prior arrangement at reasonable notice. Please telephone 01984 600 173 to make an appointment.
A guide to the public rights and can also be accessed from the National Audit Office.
During this period, a local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate, or their representative, may question the auditor about the accounts, or make an objection to the accounts as set out in sections 26 and 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. Any objection, and the grounds on which it is made, must be sent to the auditor in writing, with a copy to Paul Fitzgerald, s151 Officer, Somerset West and Taunton Council at the address below.
Any objection must state the grounds on which the objection is being made and particulars of:
- any item of account which is alleged to be contrary to law; and
- any matter in respect of which it is proposed that the auditor could make a public interest report under section 24 of, and paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 to, the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.
Objections should be addressed to the auditor,
Grant Thornton LLP
55-61 Victoria Street
Date: 30 June 202
Mr P Fitzgerald
Assistant Director – Finance and s151 Officer
Somerset West and Taunton Council