Draft Statement of Accounts

Published Monday, 10th August 2020

Our draft Statement of Accounts for 2019 to 2020 is now available

Borough of Pendle

Audit of Accounts year ended 31 March 2020

Notice of Public Rights

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

The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Notice is given that the unaudited Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020 has been published on the Council’s website. The Statement of Accounts as published is unaudited and may be subject to change.

Notice is given that from Tuesday 11 August to Tuesday 22 September 2020 between 9.30am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday, any person interested may on reasonable notice, inspect and make copies of the accounts of the Council for the year ended 31 March 2020 and all related documents comprising books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts, except as provided for in Section 26(4) to 26(6) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 in relation to commercially confidential and personal information. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions documents will be provided electronically for inspection. Any person interested should send an e-mail request to vince.green@pendle.gov.uk

Notice is given that from 11 August to 22 September 2020 the auditor, at the request of a local government elector for the Council’s area, will give the elector or his/her representative an opportunity to question the auditor about the accounts. 

Notice is given that from 11 August to 22 September 2020 any such elector may make objections to the auditor under section 27 of the Local Audit & Accountability Act 2014, relating to any matters where the auditor could take action under:

  • 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, and/or
  • 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

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 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 appointed auditor to the Council is Grant Thornton UK LLP.  Any questions and notices of objections should be addressed to Mark Heap, Director, Grant Thornton UK LLP, 4 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB. 

For more detailed guidance on electors’ rights and the special powers of auditors, you can read the publication ‘Council Accounts- A Guide to Your Rights’ on the National Audit Office website.

Vince Green
Chief Finance Officer (Interim)
Borough of Pendle 
Number 1 Market Street
Nelson 
BB9 7LJ 

10 August 2020