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22 July, 2020

Your rights to inspect our accounts. PFCC – year ending 31 March 2020

Notice of the publics’ rights in relation to the statement of accounts of the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (Police) for the Financial Year ended 31 March 2020

Notice is given that any persons interested have a right to inspect the accounts of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (Police) for the year ended 31 March 2020.  This right can be found in the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (‘the Act’). 

The Act provides local government electors with the right to inspect and make copies of the statement of accounts for the financial year ended 31 March 2020.

The Act also provides any persons interested, or any journalist, with the right to inspect the accounting records and all related documents for that financial year.

These rights may be exercised from 23rd July 2020 to 3rd September 2020 between 9.00am and 4.00pm at the offices at which they are normally kept, or otherwise by local arrangement.

If you wish to inspect the accounts, please inform Mike Clements, Head of Finance & Chief Constable’s Section 151 Officer of your intention to exercise your rights.

Mike Clements can be contacted by email on Mike.Clements@northyorkshire.police.uk

Under the Act, a local government elector may also question the auditor about the accounting records for the same financial year2 and, may make an objection3 to the auditor if it concerns:

  • a matter in respect of which the auditor could make a public interest report (under section 24 of the Act); or
  • 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 23rd July 2020 to 3rd September 2020 between 9.00am and 4.00pm.

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

Gavin Barker
Mazars LLP
Salvus House
Aykley Heads
Durham DH1 5TS

A copy of any objection must also be sent to the Michael Porter, Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner’s Chief Finance Officer at Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, 12 Granby Road, Harrogate, HG1 4ST or by email to michael.porter@northyorkshire.police.uk.

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