Statement of Accounts

Published Tuesday, 1st December 2020

Our latest Statement of Accounts is now available

The audit of our accounts that happens every year has now been finished for the 2019 to 2020 period. You can:

This is the offical notice that we have to publish along with the accounts:

Pendle Borough Council

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2019 to 2020

Notice is hereby given under Regulation 16(1) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 that the audit of the accounts of Pendle Borough Council for the year ended 31 March 2020 has been concluded. An unqualified opinion was given on the Statement of Accounts and the final certificates have been received.

The Audit Findings Report, which incorporates the Statement of Accounts, is deposited at the offices of Pendle Borough Council, Financial Services, No1 Market Street, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 7LJ.

Any local government elector for the Borough may:-

1. Inspect the Audit Findings Report free of charge during normal office hours and may make a copy of it, or part of it

2. Inspect any report made by the auditor free of charge during normal office hours and may make a copy of it, or part of it

3. Require copies of the above reports, or any parts thereof, to be delivered to him or her on payment of a reasonable sum for each copy

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff, the Council’s preference is for elector’s to access electronic copies of the documents. For hard copies, please contact Craig Finn, Accountancy Manager, at the address given above, in advance to make an appointment.

Date: 30 November 2020

Dean Langton
Chief Executive (Section 151 Officer)
Pendle Borough Council
Town Hall


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

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
BB9 7LJ 

10 August 2020