Audit of Accounts

Audit of Accounts 2014/15

RIBBLE VALLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2015

Audit Commission Act 1998, sections 15 - 16

Accounts and Audit Regulations 2011 Regulations 9, 10, 21, 22 and 24

The Council’s accounts are subject to external audit by Grant Thornton UK LLP of 4 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB. Members of the public and local government electors have certain rights in the audit process:

1. From 29 June 2015 to 30 July 2015 between 9am and 5pm any person may inspect the accounts of the Council for the year ended 31 March 2015 and certain related documents (comprising books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts) at the address given below. They may also make copies of the accounts and documents.

2. From 10am on 31 July 2015 until the conclusion of the audit process, a local government elector for the area of the Council, or his/her representative, may ask the auditor questions about the accounts. Please contact the auditor at the address given above to make arrangements to ask any questions.

3. From 10am on 31 July 2015 until the conclusion of the audit process, a local government elector for the area of the Council, or his/her representative, may object to the Council’s accounts asking that the auditor issue a report in the public interest (under section 8 of the Audit Commission Act 1998) and/or apply to the court for a declaration that an item in the accounts is contrary to law (under section 17 of the Audit Commission Act 1998). Written notice of a proposed objection and the grounds on which it is made must be sent to the auditor at the address given above and copied to me at the address given below.

Marshal Scott, Chief Executive

Ribble Valley Borough Council

Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 2RA