Exercise of Public Rights - Inspection of Council Accounts

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 contain provisions giving interested persons and local government electors certain rights of inspection of the accounts and accounting records. Local government electors may also question the auditor about the accounting records and make an objection to the auditor.


Any persons interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be available for inspection.


Each year the Council's Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR is published with the notice for the exercise of public rights and are available to download on the links below. 

  The public inspection period commences on Thursday 29 June 2023 and ends on Wednesday 09 August 2023.



Click here to download the Notice of Public Rights and Publication of the Unaudited AGAR 

Click here to download the Unaudited AGAR for 2022/23 

Information on the rights of interested persons and local government electors in respect of the accounts of their authority can be found in Local Authority Accounts – a guide to your rights published by the National Audit Office (available to download on the link below)
 guy with magnifying glassLocal Authority Accounts: A guide to your rights