Inspection of Accounts - March 2023
Dumfries & Galloway Council, Dumfries & Galloway Council Pension Fund, Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board and South West of Scotland Transport Partnership and Nithsdale Connected Trust Funds for the year ended 31 march 2023
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 2023 will be available for public inspection on the Councils website at www.dumgal.gov.uk from1st July 2023 to 21st July 2023 both days inclusive.
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 2023, by sending their objection in writing, together with a statement of the grounds on which they object, to Fiona Mitchell-Knight (Appointed Auditor for Dumfries and Galloway Council, Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board and Dumfries and Galloway Pension Fund) and Peter Lindsay (Appointed Auditor for SWestrans and Nithsdale Connected Trust Funds), Audit Scotland, 4th Floor South Suite, The Athenaeum Building, 8 Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow, G2 1BT and to Dumfries & Galloway Council, Dumfries & Galloway Council Pension Fund, SWestrans and Nithsdale Connected Trust Funds 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