Inspection of Accounts

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Audit of accounts year ended 31 March 2020

Pursuant to the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, notice is hereby given that:

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s accounts are subject to external audit by, Paul D Grady, Key Audit Partner, Grant Thornton UK LLP, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY – email Paul.D.Grady@uk.gt.com .

Members of the public and local government electors have certain rights in the audit process:

  1. From Monday 22 June 2020 until Friday 31 July 2020 between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, any person may (under section 26 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014) inspect the accounts of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for the year ended 31 March 2020 and certain related documents (comprising books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts).  They should contact Lubna Nasir, Chief Accountant by email at: lubna.nasir@rbkc.gov.uk or by phone on 07715 234023 to arrange receipt of files electronically or, subject to any Government COVID-19 restrictions at that time, an appointment to view in person. They may also receive copies of the accounts and documents, although multiple copies will be charged for.
  2. From 10am on Monday 22 June 2020 until 4pm on Friday 31 July 2020, a local government elector for the area of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, or his/her representative, may ask the auditor questions about the accounts. Please contact the auditor at the address given above to make arrangements to ask any questions.
  3. From 10am on Monday 22 June 2020 until 4pm on Friday 31 July 2020, a local government elector for the area of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, or his/her representative, may object to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s accounts asking that the auditor issue a report in the public interest or apply for a declaration that an item in the accounts is contrary to law (under section 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014). Written notice of a proposed objection and the grounds on which it is made must be sent to the auditor at the address given above and copied to me at the address given below.

Dated: 19 June 2020

Mike Curtis
Executive Director Resources and Assets (CFO)

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
3rd Floor, Purple Zone, Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street
London
W8 7NX