Where your money goes

ABC CrestFollowing the report that Ashford Borough Council Cabinet members considered on 9th June, the Council is now making available for inspection its accounts for the 2015-16 financial year.

On a budget of £13m the Council reported a slight overspend of £27,000. Those accounts are now being made available for members of the public to view between 9am and 4.30pm from 16th June until 27th July 2016 at the Civic Centre in Tannery Lane, Ashford, or online at www.ashford.gov.uk/budgeting-accounts.

During this period anyone may inspect or make copies of the accounts, books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other related documents of the Council for that financial year, which ended on 31stMarch 2016. This is in accordance with Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

An appointment must be made before anyone inspects the accounts. To do so, please contact the council’s Head of Finance on 01233 330540.

Anyone wishing to raise objections should address these to the auditor Elizabeth Olive, Grant Thornton UK LLP at Grant Thornton House, Melton Street, London NW1 2EP.

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

Ashford Borough Council 15 June 2016
www.ashford.gov.uk/news/being-transparent-about-where-your-money-goes-15th-jun-1382/ ➚

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