Audit of Accounts 2021/22 Notice of the Electors’ rights
Audit of Accounts 2021/22
Notice of the Electors’ rights in relation to the statement of accounts of the Chief Constable for Cleveland for the financial year ended 31 March 2022
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, journalists and citizen 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 31st March 2022.
Rights to inspect the accounts and relevant accounting records may be exercised from the 11th July 2022 to the 19th August 2022 between the hours 9.00am and 4.00pm. The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at the offices at which they are normally kept or otherwise by arrangement. Applications should in the first instance be made to the Chief Finance Officer, Cleveland Police, Cleveland Police Headquarters, 1 Cliffland Way, Hemlington, Middlesbrough, TS8 9GL telephone (01642) 303406, e-mail simon,[email protected]
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 31st March 2022 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 the 11th July 2022 to the 19th August 2022 between the hours 9.00am and 4.00pm.
Any requests to question the auditor and any objections must be made in writing to the auditor at the following address:
Gavin Barker, Director, Mazars LLP, The Corner, Bank Chambers, 26 Mosley Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1DF
A copy of any objection must also be sent to the Chief Finance Officer, Cleveland Police, Police, Cleveland Police Headquarters, 1 Cliffland Way, Hemlington, Middlesbrough TS8 9GL, telephone (01642) 303406, e-mail [email protected]
The statement of accounts is unaudited and may be subject to change.