Statement of Public Rights at Audit
Audit of Accounts for Braintree District Council (for year ended 31st March 2019)
Section 26 & 27 Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015
The unaudited Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019 has been now been published.
The Statement of Accounts is unaudited and may be subject to change. The accounts are subject to audit by the Council’s external auditor BDO LLP.
From 3rd June 2019 to 12th July 2019 between 9.00am and 5.00pm (Monday to Friday) any person interested may inspect and make copies (of all or any part) of the accounts and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts, except as provided for in Section 26(4) and (6) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 in relation to confidential and personal information.
The Council’s external auditor is Aphrodite Lefevre, Audit Director of BDO LLP, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1RY. During the inspection period, local electors have the following rights under the 2014 Act:
- to be given the opportunity to question the auditor about the accounting records (or have a representative do so for you) (Section 26 of the 2014 Act)
- to make an objection to the auditor which concerns a matter in respect of which the auditor could make a public interest report or could apply for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful (Section 27 of the 2014 Act)
Note that Section 27 requires written notice of a proposed objection and the grounds on which it is being made to be sent to the auditor and copied to the Council. Written notices must comply with the requirements of Regulation 17 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.
Any persons wishing to exercise their rights of inspection are requested to give at least 24 hours’ notice to Phil Myers, Financial Services Manager (01376 557810 or firstname.lastname@example.org
) to arrange a visit to the Council’s offices. Details will be requested of the records and documents that persons wish to inspect.
Christopher Fleetham, Corporate Director
Braintree District Council
Braintree, CM7 9HB
Dated: 31st May 2019