People’s Audit of Lewisham Council Accounts is Open until 12th July

Each year the London Borough of Lewisham accounts are audited and any person interested has the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the accounts and all relevant documents, as stipulated in Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

The accounts will be available between 10am and 4pm weekdays from Monday 3 June 2019 to Friday 12 July 2019.

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 at the address below, with a copy to the London Borough of Lewisham at the address above. 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.

Full details are here: https://lewisham.gov.uk/mayorandcouncil/aboutthecouncil/finances/audit-of-accounts

The National Audit Office has a helpful Guide for local electors here:

 

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