Delay in Issuing the Auditor’s Annual Report 2021/22
The 2020 Code of Audit Practice requires our external auditors to issue their Auditor’s Annual Report within three months of issuing their opinion on the financial statements, and before 30 September. Where this is not possible, they are required to write to the council setting out the reasons for the delay in an ‘audit letter’. A letter has today been issued by Mazars with the purposes of compliance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations (2015). The letter states:
“As a result of an extension to the accounts and audit timetable for 2021/22, which extended the audit deadline to 30th November 2022, our Auditor’s Annual Report will not be issued by 30 September 2022. We anticipate issuing this, as required under the Code, no more than three months after the date of the opinion on the 2021/22 financial statements”
20 September 2022
Statement of Accounts 2021/22 - Public Inspection Notice
Notice of the Commencement of the Period for the Exercise of Public Rights
The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015
The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021
Notice is hereby given that the unaudited statement of accounts for the year ended 31st March 2022 has been published on the Council’s website
The Council’s accounts are subject to external audit by Mazars LLP, Park View House, 58 The Ropewalk, Nottingham, NG1 5DW. (Engagement Lead, Mr David Hoose; e-mail email@example.com)
Members of the Public and local government electors have certain rights in the audit process in accordance with the regulations above.
The unaudited Statement of Accounts (including the Narrative Report and the Annual Governance Statement) for the year ended 31st March 2022, are available to view on the Council's website. These documents are draft and, until the conclusion of the audit may be subject to change.
These accounts will be available for public inspection for thirty full working days, from Friday 29th July 2022 to Friday 9th September 2022 inclusive, during normal office hours (9am-4pm Mondays to Fridays) when copies of all or part of any of the accounts and other related documents mentioned may be made including all the books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to them. These rights do not permit a person to require disclosure of personal or certain commercially sensitive information as defined in Section 26 of The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. These will be available for inspection at the Council Offices. Applications should be made initially by email to David Hill, Assistant Chief Executive Officer (S151 Officer) firstname.lastname@example.org
During the inspection period 9am on 29th July 2022 to 4pm on 9th September 2022, at the request of a local government elector for the area of the Council, the local auditor must give the elector, or any representative of the elector, an opportunity to question the auditors about the accounting records of the Council. Please contact the auditor at the address in paragraph 1 above to make arrangements to ask any questions.
During the inspection period 9am on 29th July 2022 to 4pm on 9th September 2022 a local government elector for the area of the Council or his/her representative may object to the Council’s accounts asking that the auditor issue a report in the public interest or apply for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful under section 28 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. Written notice of the proposed objection and the grounds on which it will be made must be sent to the auditor at the address given above and also copied to the Council at the address given below.
A comprehensive guide to your rights can be accessed from the National Audit Office.
David Hill - CPFA
Assistant Chief Executive Officer S151 Officer
Bassetlaw District Council,
Queen’s Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop, S80 2AJ
Unaudited Statement of Accounts 2021/22
Each year the Council is statutorily required to produce a Statement of Accounts. This document sets out a summary of our financial affairs and performance. It also provides information relating to the Council’s assets and liabilities at the end of the financial year, the cost of the services provided by the Council and the way in which these services were financed. These documents are draft and, until the conclusion of the audit may be subject to change.
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Last Updated on Friday, September 30, 2022