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Notice of Public Rights

Merseyside / June 14

Notice of Public Rights

Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside and the Chief Constable Merseyside Police

AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2017

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Notice is hereby given under Regulation 15(2)(b) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 that from Monday 26th June to the Friday 4th August 2017 between the hours of 9.30 am and 4.00 pm, on weekdays any person may inspect, and make copies of the accounts and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other related documents of the Commissioner and/or the Chief Constable for the year ended 31st March 2017, as stipulated in Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at one of the addresses below by prior arrangement. Please telephone 0151 777 5155 to make an appointment.

The accounts for the PCC and the Chief Constable will be available from Monday 26th June here.

The accounts for the Chief Constable will also be available on the Merseyside Police website here.

During this period, a local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate, or their representative, may question the auditor about the accounts, or make an objection to the accounts as set out in sections 26 and 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. Any objection, and the grounds on which it is made, must be sent to the auditor in writing, with a copy to the PCC Chief Finance Officer at the address below. Any objection must state the grounds on which the objection is being made and particulars of:-

  1. any item of account which is alleged to be contrary to law; and
  2. any matter in respect of which it is proposed that the auditor could make a public interest report under section 24 of, and paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 to, the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

Objections should be addressed to Mike Thomas, Director, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Royal Liver Building, Liverpool, L3 1PS.

A guide to your rights can be found at www.nao.org.uk/code-audit-practice

Dated 16th June 2017

John Riley,
PCC Chief Finance Officer,
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside,
Allerton Police Station,
Rose Lane,
Liverpool,
Merseyside,
L18 6JE

Geoff Broadhead,
Director of Resources,
Merseyside Police,
PO Box 59,
Liverpool,
L69 1JD.