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Notice of Audit 2020 / 21

Publication and audit of accounts year ended 31 March 2021

Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 Regulations 14 & 15

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Regulations 26, 27 & 28

As amended by: The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Authority’s accounts are subject to external audit by Neil Harris CPFA, for and on behalf of Ernst & Young LLP, 400 Capability Green, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3LU. Members of the public and local government electors have certain rights in the audit process:

  1. From 20th October 2021 to 30th November 2021 between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm any person may inspect the accounts of the Authority for the year ended 31 March 2021 and certain related documents (comprising books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts) at the address given below. They may also make copies of the accounts and documents. Any person wishing to make such an inspection of the accounts must contact the Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority to make an appointment by telephoning 0115 967 0880 and asking for the Head of Finance.
  2. A local government elector for the area of the Fire & Rescue Authority, or his/her representative, also has the right to ask the auditor questions about the accounts, object to the Authority's accounts asking that the auditor issue a report in the public interest and/or apply to the court for a declaration that an item in the accounts is contrary to law. These rights are exercised during the external audit period.
  3. Due to the ongoing effect of the Covid pandemic a specific timetable for the external audit to commence has not yet been received. Details of the external audit and period for contacting the auditors will be published when known.

Dated 20th October 2021

Becky Smeathers

Treasurer to the Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority

Fire and Rescue Headquarters, Bestwood Lodge, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 8PD