Extraordinary Audit of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council: opportunity to make objections

Extraordinary Audit of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council: opportunity to make objections

In line with Article 18 of the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 and the Local Government (Accounts and Audit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015, the Local Government Auditor (LGA) is inviting interested persons to attend before the LGA and make objections in relation to the Extraordinary Audit of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. Written requests and notices should be sent by Friday 4th February 2022.


On 30 November 2020, the Minister for Communities issued a direction under Article 22 of the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 that the Local Government Auditor hold an extraordinary audit of the accounts of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, concentrating on land disposals and easements and related asset management policies and procedures.

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Article 18 of the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 and the Local Government (Accounts and Audit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015:

On or after 10th January 2022, at the request of an interested person*, the local government auditor, will give that person an opportunity to attend before the auditor and make objections -

(i) as to any matter in respect of which the auditor could take action under Articles 19 or 20 of the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005; or

(ii) as to any other matter in respect of which the auditor could make a report under Article 9 of that Order.

No objection may be made unless the auditor has received written notice of the proposed objection, stating the facts on which the interested person proposes to rely and containing, so far as possible -

(a) particulars of any item of account which is alleged to be contrary to law;

(b) particulars of -

(i)       any person from whom it is alleged that the auditor should certify under Articles 20 of the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order that a sum or amount of loss or deficiency is due, and

(ii)      that sum or amount, and

(c) particulars of any matter in respect of which it is proposed that the auditor should make a report under Article 9 of that Order.

Such written requests and notices should be sent by Friday 4th February 2022 to the Local Government Auditor, Colette Kane at 1 Bradford Court, Upper Galwally, Belfast, BT8 6RB.  A copy of any notice of proposed objection must also be sent to the Council at the address below.

*“Interested person”: (a) a local government elector for the district of the body to which the audit relates; (b) a person liable for rates in respect of any hereditament situated in that district; or (c) a representative of a person mentioned in (a) or (b).

David Jackson Chief Executive

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council

Cloonavin

66 Portstewart Road

Coleraine

BT52 1EY

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