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Inspection of accounts

When you're allowed to look at and ask questions about our accounts

Audit of accounts 2017/18

Under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 we’re giving notice for the following:

We’ve published the unaudited statement of accounts for the year ending 31 March 2018. You can find these on our final accounts page. Please note, the statement of accounts is unaudited and may be subject to change.

You can, on reasonable notice, inspect and make copies of our accounts during the following dates and times:

  • 1 June to 12 July 2018 between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm Mondays to Fridays

You can make copies of all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts.

You can’t make copies of anything 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 at the offices at which they're normally kept, or otherwise by arrangement. Please make your initial application to our address at the bottom of the page.

We give notice that from 1 June to 12 July 2018 members of the public, any local government elector for any area for which the accounts relate, or their representatives, can also speak to and ask questions of the Council's auditors about the accounts.

They may also 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

The auditor can only deal with an objection if they've received written notice of the proposed objection and the reason for it. Our auditor Ernst & Young LLP can be contacted at One Cambridge Business Park, Cambridge, CB4 0WZ (tel: 01223 394400 , email: MHodgson@uk.ey.com). A copy of any such notice must be sent to the address below:

Central & Community Services, Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, Kings Court, Chapel Street, King's Lynn, PE30 1EX.