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NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN

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Accounts for the year ended

31 March 2020

 

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested.

For the year ended 31 March 2020, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:- Mrs Carole Ward, Clerk of the Council, Council Offices, 34 Woodlands Avenue, Rustington, West Sussex, BN16 3HB, via email to: enquiry@rustingtonpc.org, or by telephone:          01903 786420, commencing on Thursday 11 June 2020 and ending on Monday 27 July 2020.

Local Government Electors and their representatives also have:

  • The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and
  • The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the Council.

The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address shown below for this purpose between

the above dates only.

The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015. The appointed auditor is:

        Moore (Ref RD/hd)

        Rutland House

        Minerva Business Park

        Lynch Wood

        Peterborough

        PE2 6PZ