Statement of Accounts

Published Friday, 30th July 2021

Our latest draft Statement of Accounts is now available, and you can request to inspect and make copies of it.

The draft Statement of Accounts has now been finished for the 2020 to 2021 period. You can:

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

Borough of Pendle Audit of Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2021 - Notice of Public Rights

  • Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
  • Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (Revised)
  • Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Act 2017
  • The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) Amendments Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/263)

The public inspection period for 2020/21 has been delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The period for the exercise of public rights under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 is normally required to include the first 10 working days of June; this requirement has been suspended for the accounting periods ending 31 March 2020 and 2021 resulting in a public inspection commencing no later than 1 August 2021.

The Draft Accounts, which will be unaudited are available to read here

Notice is given that from 2 August to 10 September 2021 between 9.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday, any person may inspect and make copies of the accounts of the Council for the year ended 31 March 2021 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. 

Application should be made initially to Mr Kelvin Turner, Interim Chief Finance Officer:

Pendle Borough Council
Number One
Market Street
Nelson
BB9 7LG
kelvin.turner@pendle.gov.uk 

Notice is given that from 2 August to 10 September 2021 the auditor, at the request of a local government elector for the Council’s area, will give the elector or his or her representative an opportunity to question the auditor about the accounts. 

Notice is given that from 2 August to 10 September 2021 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 & Accountability Act 2014, namely, to make a report in the public interest, and / or
  • Section 28 of the Local Audit & 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 above. 

The appointed auditor to the Council is Grant Thornton UK LLP. Any questions and notices of objections should be addressed to:

Georgia Jones
Director
Grant Thornton UK LLP
4 Hardman Square
Gartside Street
Manchester
M3 3EB


Dean Langton CPFA
Chief Executive and Section 151 Officer
Borough of Pendle
Town Hall
Market Street
Nelson
BB9 7LG
30 July 2021