BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET COUNCIL and AVON PENSION FUND

AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31st MARCH 2021

The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021

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 30th July 2021 to 10th September 2021, between 9:00am and 4:00pm on weekdays, any person interested may, on reasonable notice, 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 2021, as stipulated in Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, except for, as provided for in Section 26(4) to 26(6) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, in relation to commercially confidential or personal information. 

Due to the Coronavirus, Council offices currently have restricted access.  Therefore, the accounts and other documents will be available electronically for inspection.  Applications should be made initially by calling 01225 477213.  The unaudited 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 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

28th July 2021

A Rothery

Chief Finance Officer
Bath & North East Somerset Council
The Guildhall
BATH
BA1 5AW

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