BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET COUNCIL

and AVON PENSION FUND

 

AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31st MARCH 2017

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS

 

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

 

Notice is hereby given under Regulation 15(2)(b) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 that from 19th June 2017 to 28th July 2017, between 9:00am and 5:00pm on weekdays (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 Bath & North East Somerset Council and Avon Pension Fund for the year ended 31st March  2017, as stipulated in Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.  The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at The Guildhall, High Street, BATH BA1 5AW by prior arrangement.  Please telephone 01225 477213 to make an appointment.  The accounts will also be available at:

http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/your-council-and-democracy/budgets-and-spending/annual-accounts

 

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 the Chief Finance Officer, Guildhall, High Street, Bath BA1 5AW.  Any objection must state the grounds on which the objection is being made and particulars of:

  1. any item of account which is alleged to be contrary to law; and

  2. 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 UK LLP, at Hartwell House, 55-61 Victoria Street, BRISTOL BS1 6FT

     

    A guide to your rights can be found at https://www.nao.org.uk/code-audit-practice/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/03/Council-accounts-a-guide-to-your-rights.pdf

     

    5th June 2017

     

    T Richens - Chief Finance Officer

    Bath & North East Somerset Council

    The Guildhall

    BATH

    BA1 5AW

 

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