Harrogate Borough Council Audit of Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2023
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, Regulation 15(2) b (as amended)
Notice of rights in relation to the statement of accounts of Harrogate Borough Council for the financial year ended 31 March 2023
Rights to inspect the statement of accounts and accounting records
Sections 25 and 26 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (‘the Act’) provide local government electors and journalists with the right to inspect and make copies of the statement of accounts, accounting records and all documents relating to those records, for the financial year ended 31 March 2023.
Rights to inspect the accounts and relevant accounting records may be exercised from 20 July 2023 to 31 August 2023 between the hours of 9.30am and 4.00pm at:
St Luke’s Mount
by informing Karen Iveson, Assistant Director – Strategic Resources of your intention to exercise your rights. Karen Iveson can be contacted on 01423 500600 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rights to question the auditor and to make objections at audit
Under section 26 of the Act, a local government elector may question the auditor about the accounting records for the financial year ended 31 March 2023 and, under section 27 of the Act, a local government elector may make an objection to the auditor which:
- concerns a matter in respect of which the auditor could make a public interest report under section 24 of the Act; or
- concerns an item of account in respect of which the auditor could apply for a declaration that the item is unlawful under section 28 of the Act.
These rights may be exercised from 20 July 2023 to 31 August 2023. Any requests to question the auditor and any objections must be made in writing to the auditor at the following address: James Collins (Director), Mazars LLP, 5th Floor, 3 Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4AP.
A copy of any objection must also be sent to the council at:
St Luke’s Mount