Audit of Accounts year ended 31st March 2021
Notice of Public Rights
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021
Notice is hereby given under The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021 that for accounts for the year ended 31st March 2021 for Cheshire Fire Authority will be available on or before the first working day of August 2021 instead of the first 10 working days of June 2021.
The revised deadlines applicable to local authorities are as follows:
Approve Draft Accounts 31 July 2021 (previously 31 May)
Public Inspection Period to start on or before first working day of August 2021 (previously included first 10 working days of June)
Publish Final Audited Accounts 30 September 2021 (previously 31 July)
Notice is hereby given under the amended regulations for accounts with the year ended 31st March 2021 that from Friday 30th July to Thursday 9th September 2021 between 10:00am and 4:00pm on weekdays any person may be able to inspect, and make copies of the accounts and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other related documents of Cheshire Fire Authority for the year ended 31st March 2021, as stipulated in Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.
The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at Cheshire Fire Authority, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2UA by prior arrangement. Please telephone 01606 868700 to make an appointment. In the current climate, it may be necessary to make alternative arrangements other than onsite visits.
During this period, a local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate, or their representative, may question the auditor about the accounts, or make an objection to the accounts as set out in sections 26 and 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. Any objection, and the grounds on which it is made, must be sent to the auditor in writing, with a copy to the Treasurer, Cheshire Fire Authority, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2UA. Any objection must state the grounds on which the objection is being made and particulars of:
i) any item of account which is alleged to be contrary to law; and
ii) any matter in respect of which it is proposed that the auditor could make a public interest report under section 24 of, and paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 to, the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.
Objections should be addressed to the auditor, Grant Thornton UK LLP at 4 Hardman Square, Spinning Fields, Manchester, M3 3EB.
A guide to your rights can be found here.
Date: 30th July 2021
Treasurer (Section 151 Officer)
Cheshire Fire Authority,