Take Action

There is a short period of time during the summer when you can challenge the accounts of your local authority.

We don’t have much time.

Find out how you can exercise your democratic rights.

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Request a Public Interest Report

When? There is a limited time for objecting to the accounts and asking an external auditor to provide a report in the public interest. It is called the “period for the exercise of public rights”  and the Council must advertise when it is on its website. The period lasts 30 working days and usually occurs in June, July or August. The 30 day period must include a common period of inspection during which all councils’ accounts are available to inspect. This will be 1-14 July 2016 for the 2015-16 accounts. Who? You must be a local elector […]

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Request a High Court Declaration

When? There is a limited time for objecting to the accounts and asking external auditor to apply to the high court. It is called the “period for the exercise of public rights”  and the Council must advertise when it is on its website. The period lasts 30 working days and usually occurs in June, July or August. The 30 day period must include a common period of inspection during which all councils’ accounts are available to inspect. This will be 1-14 July 2016 for the 2015-16 accounts. Who? You must be a local elector to ask the […]

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