Public Inspection of 2021-22 Annual Accounts
Dumfries and Galloway Council, Dumfries and Galloway Council Pension Fund, Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board, South West of Scotland Transport Partnership and Nithsdale Connected Trust Funds for the year ended 31 March 2022.
Notice is hereby given that under Regulation 9 (1) of the Local Authority Accounts (Scotland) Regulations 2014 that copies of the unaudited Accounts of Dumfries and Galloway Council, Dumfries and Galloway Council Pension Fund, Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board, South West of Scotland Transport Partnership (SWestrans) and Nithsdale Connected Trust Funds for the year ended 31 March 2022 will be available for public inspection on the Councils website from1 July 2022 to 21 July 2022 both days inclusive.
Hard copies can be mde available on request, although they will not be made readily available at area offices.
Any interested person is entitled to inspect all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to the Annual Accounts being audited. As it is administratively impractical to assemble all these documents in one location, inspection requests should be made to the Head of Finance & Procurement by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org during the 15 working day statutory inspection period indicated above. Arrangements will then be made to make the appropriate documents available as soon as possible, at a mutually acceptable date and location.
Any person interested may object to the Accounts or to any part of those Accounts, no later than 24th July 2022, by sending their objection in writing, together with a statement of the grounds on which they object, to the External Auditors, Grant Thornton, Level 8,110 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3BX and to the Controller of Audit, Audit Scotland, 4th Floor, 102 West Port, Edinburgh EH3 9DN and to Dumfries & Galloway Council, Dumfries & Galloway Council Pension Fund or SWestrans and to any Officer who may be concerned.
The auditor shall, if requested by the person objecting, one of the bodies, or by any officer who may be concerned, afford to that person or body or officer, as the case may be, such an opportunity of appearing before and being heard by the auditor with respect to that objection; and that any such person or officer may so appear and be heard either personally or by a representative.
Paul Garrett, Head of Finance & Procurement /Treasurer
Katy Kerr, Chief Finance Officer, Integration Joint Board