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30 June, 2016

Audit of accounts 2015/2016 – Notice of public rights

Notice of the electors’ rights in relation to the statement of accounts of the Police & Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire for the Financial Year ended 31 March 2016.

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 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 31 March 2016.

Rights to inspect the accounts and relevant accounting records may be exercised from 1st July 2016 to 11th August 2016 between the hours of 9.30am and 4.30pm at Police Headquarters, Newby Wiske by informing Jane Palmer, Chief Constable’s Chief Finance Officer, of your intention to exercise your rights.

Jane Palmer can be contacted via 01609 768398 or jane.palmer@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

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 31 March 2016 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 1st July 2016 to 11th August 2016.

Any requests to question the auditor and any objections must be made in writing to the auditor to the following address:

Mazars LLP
The Rivergreen Centre
Aykley Heads
Durham
DH1 5TS

A copy of any objection must also be sent to theOffice of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire and York, Harrogate Police Station, Beckwith Head Rd, Harrogate, HG3 1FR.