LOCAL AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT 2014 and THE ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT REGULATIONS 2015 and THE ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT (CORONAVIRUS) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2020
NOTICE is given that the unaudited statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 has been published on the Council’s website at https://www.worcester.gov.uk/council/city-council-finances. The statement of accounts is unaudited and may be subject to change.
The period for the exercise of public rights commences on 2 August 2021 and will conclude at 4pm on the 12 September 2021. This is a departure from the usual practice with the deadline for publication of the accounts having been extended by the Government to allow for the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
NOTICE is given that from 2 August 2021 to 12 September 2021 the auditor, at the request of a local government elector for the Council’s area, will give the elector or his representative an opportunity to question him about the accounts.
NOTICE is given that from 2 August 2021 to 12 September 2021, 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 address below.
The Council's accounts are subject to external audit by Hassan Rohimun of Ernst Young, No. 1 Colmore Square, Birmingham, B4 6HQ, to whom any questions and notices of objection should be addressed.
Corporate Director Finance & Resources
Worcester City Council
Worcester WR1 2EY