Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
Audit of accounts year ended 31st march 2020

Notice of Public Rights

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Notice is hereby given under Regulation 15 (2 and 3) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 that the unaudited statement of accounts which may be subject to change for the year ended 31 March 2020 will be published on the Council’s website by 31 August 2020.

Notice is given that from 1 September 2020 to 12 October 2020 (inclusive) between 10:00am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday, any person may inspect the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates. 

The accounting records include all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other related documents to those records and they may make copies of all or any part of those records or documents, as required under Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (The Act), except as provided for in Section 26 of The Act. 

The accounts and other documents would normally be available for inspection at Council’s offices at Wallasey Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wallasey, Wirral, CH44 8ED. However, the ongoing impact of coronavirus may mean that alternative arrangements need to be made. If so, this will be confirmed when contact is made.

Please email Diane Grisdale at Fin_publicinspection@wirral.gov.uk to make an appointment.

Notice is given that from 1 September to 12 October 2020, a local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate, or their representative, may ask the auditor questions about the accounts as set out in Section 26 of The Act.

Notice is given any such elector may make objections to the auditor, under Section 27 of The Act during this period, relating to any matter where the auditor could take action under:

  • Section 28 of The Act, namely, to apply to the court for a declaration that an item in the accounts is contrary to law; or
  • Section 24 and paragraph 1 of schedule 7 of The Act, namely, to make a report in the public interest.

Any objection, and the grounds on which it is made, must be sent to the auditor in writing, with a copy to Diane Grisdale, Senior Finance Manager, at the email address Fin_publicinspection@wirral.gov.uk. Any objection must state the grounds on which the objection is being made and the particulars of the objection.

Objections should be directed to the auditor:

Mark C Stocks
Grant Thornton UK LLP
The Colmore Building
20 Colmore Circus
Birmingham
B4 6AT
Telephone: 0121 232 5437
Mobile: 07584 591488
Email: mark.c.stocks@uk.gt.com

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

26 August 2020

Shaer Halewood
Director for Resources
Wallasey Town Hall
Brighton Street
Wallasey
Wirral
CH44 8ED

shaerhalewood@wirral.gov.uk