The following sets out your rights under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, sections 25 - 27 (as saved for the purposes of the 2015/16 audit of accounts) and the Accounts and Audit (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 Regulations 14, 15, 16, and 17.
Our accounts are subject to external audit by Andrew Brittain of EY LLP, Apex Plaza, Forbury Road, Reading, RG1 1YE. Members of the public and local government electors have certain rights in the audit process:
- From 20 June 2016 to 29 July 2016, between 9.30am and 4.30pm (excluding weekends), any person may inspect our accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016 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 20 June 2016, until the conclusion of the audit process, 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 20 June 2016, until the conclusion of the audit process, a local government elector for the area of the Council, or his/her representative, may object to our accounts, asking that the auditor issue a report in the public interest (under section 8 of the Audit Commission Act 1998) 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). Written notice of a proposed objection and the grounds on which it is made must be sent to the auditor at the address given above and copied to me at the address given below.
If you wish to inspect the accounts or any documents, please email Isaac Aisu at Isaac.email@example.com to make an arrangement for inspection and discuss any specific requirements. The Pre-audit Statement of Accounts 2015-16 (PDF 1 MB) were approved on 29 June 2016 at the Audit Committee.
James Deane, Corporate Director (Finance and Operations)
The Civic Centre, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 1HH