Notice of inspection and audit of accounts 2013/14

Each year, the Council’s accounts are independently audited. Any person interested has the opportunity to inspect the accounts and certain related documents.

Related documents include books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts. Where appropriate, a copy of these can be obtained. (Please note that if the number of copies required is excessive, a charge will be made for each item).

For the accounts for the year ended 31 March 2014, these documents will be available between 9.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday, from Monday 30 June 2014 up to and including Friday 25 July 2014, at:

Guildhall 2
High Street
Kingston upon Thames

Anyone wishing to inspect the accounts should first apply to the Strategy and Accounting Section on 020 8547 5668/5572 or email [email protected]

The draft statement of accounts, are due to be approved by the chief financial officer and noted by councillors for submission to the auditor on 26 June 2014, can be found in our Accounts section from Monday 30 June 2014.

From 9am on 28 July 2014, until the end of the audit process, local government electors (from the area of the Royal Borough of Kingston) and/or their representatives also have:

  1. The opportunity to question the auditor about the accounts. Please contact Iain Murray, Audit Manager, tel. 020 7728 3328 or email [email protected] to make arrangements to ask questions.
  2. The right to make objections to the accounts, or any items in them, 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.

For anyone wishing to exercise this right, they should set out their objection in writing, including the grounds on which it is made, and send it to the auditor at the address below. The auditor will contact the objector and make a convenient appointment to see the objector.

Please send a copy of the letter of objection to:

Leigh Whitehouse
Director of Finance
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Guildhall 2
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 1EU 

When the audit is complete, a further notice to that effect will be published.

The audit is being carried out by the Paul Grady, Director, at Grant Thornton UK LLP. His address is:

Grant Thornton House
Melton Street
Euston Square

The audit will be conducted under the provisions of the Audit Commission Act 1998 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2011, regulations 9 10 21 22 and 24.

Further information about the statement of accounts and 'your rights, about public inspection and objections to the accounts can be found in our Accounts section.