BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET COUNCIL and AVON PENSION FUND

AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31st MARCH 2018

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 1st June 2018 to 12th July 2018, 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  2018, 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:

i)  any item of account which is alleged to be contrary to law; and

ii) 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 2 Glass Wharf, Temple Quay, BRISTOL BS2 0ZX

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

14th May 2018

A Pate
Strategic Director - Resources
Bath & North East Somerset Council
The Guildhall
BATH
BA1 5AW

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