LEYBURN TOWN COUNCIL
NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION
OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE &
ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN
ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2020
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 25, 26 and 27
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)
The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/404)

Public rights notice 2019-20 (PDF,218KB)

1. Date of announcement Tuesday 28th July 2020 (a)
2. Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability
Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by
Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been
published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed
auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.
Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the
accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all
books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents
relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person
interested. For the year ended 31 March 2020, these documents will be
available on reasonable notice by application to:
(b) MRS CE Smith
Leyburn Town Council
Thornborough Hall
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 5QP
Emailing: Clerk@leyburntowncouncil.gov.uk
commencing on (c) Monday 24th August 2020
and ending on (d) Monday 5th October 2020
3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:
 The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting
records; and
 The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which
the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to
the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written
notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to
the smaller authority.
The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below
for this purpose between the above dates only.
4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor
under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice
2015. The appointed auditor is:
PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)
15 Westferry Circus
Canary Wharf
London E14 4HD
(sba@pkf-littlejohn.com)
5. This announcement is made by (e)
Mrs Charlotte Smith- Clerk & RFO

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