2021 Audit Notice


Notice is hereby given under Regulation 15(2)(b) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 that from Wednesday 21 July 2021 to Wednesday 1 September 2021 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on weekdays. Any person may inspect, and make copies of the accounts and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other related documents of the Council for the year ended 31st March 2021 as stipulated in Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at Maidstone House by prior arrangement.

Please call us on 01622 602469 to make an appointment. The accounts will also be available on our Accounts and Budget page.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Council would prefer to receive inspection requests by email and to forward any requested information electronically, rather than receiving the public to inspect in person at Maidstone House. If you would like to request any of the information electronically you may do so by emailing our Finance Team.

During this period, a local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate, or their representative, may question the auditor about the accounts, or make an objection to the accounts as set out in sections 26 and 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. Any objection and the grounds on which it is made, must be sent to the auditor in writing, with a copy to:

Director of Finance and Business Improvement,
Maidstone House,
King Street,
Maidstone,
ME15 6JQ

Any objection must state the grounds on which the objection is being made and particulars of:

  1. any item of account which is alleged to be contrary to law; and
  2. any matter in respect of which it is proposed that the auditor could make a public interest report under section 24 of, and paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 to, the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

Objections should be addressed to:

Mr P. Dossett,
Grant Thornton UK LLP,
110 Bishopsgate,
London,
EC2N 4AY

A guide to your rights can be found on the National Audit Office website.

Date: 9th July 2021

Mark Green
Director of Finance and Business Improvement (S.151 Officer)
Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone ME15 6JQ