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Public Statement of Accounts

Statement of Accounts for the Year Ended 31st March and previous years accounts.

Statement of Accounts

At the end of each financial year, we are required by the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 to publish a Statement of Accounts setting out the financial position of the Council and the transactions that have been made during the year.

You have the right to inspect these accounts and the associated documents, in accordance with Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

For the Financial year 2019/20, the above regulations have been amended by The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.

The deadline for the publication of draft accounts has moved from the 31st May, 2020 to the 31st August, 2020.

Public inspection of the draft accounts

After being approved by the Council's responsible officer as a true and fair view, draft accounts for the year are published on this page, along with the council's annual governance statement.

The accounts are then made available for public inspection, along with the supporting accounting records, for 30 working days. Regulations require the inspection period will commence on or before the 1st September, 2020; the 2019/20 Draft Unaudited Statement of Accounts are available for Inspection from the 25th June, 2020 to 5th August,2020 - see Notice below.

Notice of Commencement of the Period for the Exercise of Public Rights

25/06/2020

TORRIDGE DISTRICT COUNCIL

AUDIT AND INSPECTION OF DRAFT UNAUDITED STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 2019/20

 

NOTICE OF THE DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF PERIOD FOR THE EXERCISE

OF PUBLIC RIGHTS

ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2020

 

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

The Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Act 2017

The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

 

Notice is hereby given that the accounts of Torridge District Council, in respect of the financial year ended 31 March 2020, will be available for public inspection as set out below:

1. Sections 26 and 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 provide for:

· Any person interested has the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the draft accounts and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts etc. relating to them with the exception of information protected or containing personal information. For the year ended 31 March 2020 these documents will be available on reasonable notice on application to the person in paragraph 2 below.

Local Government Electors, their representatives and other interested parties have rights to:

· direct questions to the auditor about the accounts; and

· object to the accounts for any item in them. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the Auditor and a copy sent to the Authority.

The Auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose.

2. Person to which you can apply to inspect the accounts:

Name: David Heyes, Interim Section 151 Officer

Address: Riverbank House, Bideford, EX39 2QG

Email: accountancy@torridge.gov.uk

The unaudited Draft Statement of Accounts will be available on the council's website http://www.torridge.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=21110&p=0 from 25 June 2020. A copy of the draft unaudited accounts can be viewed on application to Financial Services, Riverbank House, Bideford, EX39 2QG between 9.00am and 4.00pm on weekdays between 25 June 2020 and 5 August 2020.

3. Any rights of inspection, objection, and questioning of the Auditor may only be exercised within a single period of 30 working days:

Commencing on Thursday 25 June 2020 and ending on Wednesday 5 August 2020

4. Your appointed Auditor is:

Alex Walling

Grant Thornton, 2 Glass Wharf, Bristol, BS2 0EL

For more detailed guidance on electors' rights and the special powers of auditors, copies of the publication 'Council Accounts - A Guide to Your Rights' are available from the National Audit Office website - https://www.nao.org.uk/code-audit-practice/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/03/Council-accounts-a-guide-to-your-rights.pdf

 

2019/20 Draft Unaudited Statement of Accounts

http://www.torridge.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=21110&p=0

 

Previous years accounts can be viewed below: