Audit of accounts – public notice

Notice is given that the unaudited statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020 has been published.

You can view the statement at Unaudited statement of accounts 2019/20. The statement of accounts is unaudited and may be subject to change.

Notice is also given that from 26 August to 7 October 2020 any persons interested may inspect the accounts of Devon County Council and Devon Pension Fund for the year ended 31 March 2020 on the Council’s website.

Under normal circumstances, any persons interested may inspect and make copies of the accounting records of Devon County Council and Devon Pension Fund for the year ended 31 March 2020 and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records.  Section 26(4) to 26(6) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 exempts commercially confidential and personal information.

Due to the current requirements of social distancing because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the County Council will answer questions and provide information using email and/or telephone.

Application should be made initially at the email address finance@devon.gov.uk or telephone 01392 383311, from 26 August to 7 October 2020 between 9.00 a.m and 4.00 p.m Mondays to Fridays.

Notice is also given that from 26 August 2020 to 7 October 2020, (Monday to Friday), at the request of a local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate, the local auditor will give the elector or his/her representative an opportunity to:

  • question the auditor about the accounting records
  • make written objections as to any matter in respect of which the auditor could take action under Section 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014:

(i) any item of account which is alleged to be contrary to law; and

ii) any matter in respect of which it is proposed that the auditor could make a public interest report

Notice of questions or objections should be sent to Julie Masci, Grant Thornton, 2 Glass Wharf, Bristol, BS2 0EL (email julie.masci@uk.gt.com).

A copy of any such notice should also be sent to me at the address below:

Mary Davis
County Treasurer
Devon County Council
County Hall
Topsham Road
Exeter
EX2 4QD
finance@devon.gov.uk

24 August 2020