NOW is your opportunity until 26 July to inspect key important documents such as contracts, bills, invoices or receipts etc, which may answer some questions you have about what you’ve been asked to pay for by Islington Council. Below is the official Council invitation with all the details. Many leaseholders have been pleased they’ve done so in the past and saved money from the knowledge gained. Remember the questions is not ‘why’ (that’s for Councillors) but relating to 2012-13, how much, when or request to see the relevant contract.
Inspection of Accounts
- Audit Commission Act 1998, sections 15 – 16
- The Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 Regulations 9, 10, 21 and 22
- inspect the accounts and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to them and
- make copies of the above (A charge may be made for copies).
If you wish to inspect any particular documents please apply first to Mohammed Sajid, Chief Accountant, at the above address, call 0207 527 2574 or email Mohammed.Sajid@islington.gov.uk so that arrangements can be made. Please note: you may need to visit other offices to view some documents.
From 10.00am on 29 July 2013 until the end of the audit process, a local government elector for the area of the Council, or his/her representative, may:
- ask the auditor questions about the accounts. Please contact Mr Philip Johnstone, Director, KPMG LLP (UK) at 15 Canada Square, London, E14 5GL to make arrangements to ask any questions.
- object to the council’s accounts asking that the auditor issue a report in the public interest (under section 8 of the Audit Commission Act 1998) and/or apply to the court for a declaration that an item in.