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Audit of Accounts - Notice of Public Rights

Audit of accounts: Year ended 31 March 2019

Notice of public rights

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Notice is hereby given under Regulation 15(2)(b) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 that from 3 June to 12 July 2019 between 10am and 4pm on weekdays any person may inspect, and make copies of the accounts and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other related documents of the council for the year ended 31 March 2019, as stipulated in Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at Floor 2, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU by prior arrangement. Please telephone 01706 925419 to make an appointment. The accounts are also available online to download by using the links below.

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 Victoria Bradshaw at the address below. 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, Mazars LLP, One St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 3DE, telephone 0161 238 9200.

A guide to your rights can be found in the National Audit Office. Council accounts: A guide to your rights

Dated: 15 May 2019

Neil Thornton
Chief Finance Officer
Rochdale Borough Council
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU
Telephone 01706 922420 or 01706 925050.

View draft statement of accounts

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