Public inspection of accounts

Public Inspection Notice – Annual Accounts 2019-20

Surrey County Council

Audit and inspection of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015

Notice is given that from 1 June 2020 to 10 July 2020 between 9am and 4.30pm Mondays to Fridays, any person interested may on reasonable notice inspect and make copies of the accounts of the above named Council for the year ended 31 March 2020 and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts, except as provided for in Section 26(4) to 26(6) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 in relation to commercially confidential and personal information. The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection; application should be made initially via the email address below.

We will endeavour to supply all information electronically but please note that with social distancing requirements due to COVID-19 that there may be delays accessing physical copies of certain documents requested, such as original deeds or contracts.

Notice is given that from 1 June 2020 to 10 July 2020 the auditor, at the request of a local government elector for the Council's area will give the elector or their representative an opportunity to question them about the accounts.

Notice is given that from 1 June 2020 to 10 July 2020, any such elector may make objections to the auditor, under section 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, relating to any matter where the auditor could take action under:

  • Section 28 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, namely, to apply to the court for a declaration that an item in the accounts is contrary to law, and/or
  • Section 24 and paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, namely, to make a report in the public interest.

No objection may be made unless the auditor has previously received written notice of the proposed objection, specifying the facts on which the objector relies and the grounds on which the objection is being made. A copy of that written notice must also be sent to the Council at the email address below.

Notice is given that the auditor is Grant Thornton UK LLP of 30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG, to whom any questions and notices of objection should be addressed.

Mark Hak- Sanders, Strategic Finance Business Partner (Corporate) - mark.haksanders@surreycc.gov.uk

Surrey County Council, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames KT1 2DN


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