Notice of audit
Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021
The Statement of Accounts is the statutory summary of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority’s financial affairs for the financial year and is prepared in accordance with the CIPFA Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom 2020/21.
The purpose of the Statement of Accounts is to give local taxpayers, Authority members and any other interested parties clear information on the overall finances of the Authority and to demonstrate the Authority’s stewardship of public money for the year.
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, as amended by the Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021, update the publication of the 2020/21 financial statements to 30 September 2021.
The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP, due to the audit being rescheduled.
This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, as amended by the Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 No. 404. Therefore this notification explains, as per paragraph (2a), that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2020/21 final statement of accounts in line with the deadline of 30th September 2021, as per paragraph (1).
The Authority’s Audit Committee will consider the financial statements and the auditor’s results report as soon as this has been concluded, after which we will publish the final audited accounts.
Notice of the period of exercise of public rights
Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 & 27
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 Regulations 9, 14 & 15
The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021
The period for the exercise of public rights commences at 10:00 on the 2 August 2021 and ends at 16:30 on 13 September 2021.
The following documents will be available:
The unaudited statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021
The annual governance statement
The narrative report
The statement of accounts as published are unaudited and may be subject to change.
The Authority’s accounts are subject to external audit by Ernst & Young LLP, Neil Harris, 400 Capability Green, Luton LU1 3LU. Members of the public and local government electors have certain rights in the audit process.
From Thursday Monday 2 August 2021 to Monday 13 September 2021 inclusive between 10:00 and 16:30 Monday to Friday, any person may, on reasonable notice on application to the person named below, inspect the accounts and certain related documents (comprising of books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts of the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority for the year ended 31 March 2021 at Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 9HG, (01992 70 9864; email@example.com). They may also receive copies of the accounts and documents.
From Monday 2 August 2021 to Monday 13 September 2021 inclusive, a local government elector or his or her representatives may ask the auditor questions about the accounts. Please contact the auditor at the address given above to make arrangements to ask questions.
From Monday 2 August 2021 to Monday 13 September 2021 inclusive, a local government elector, or his or her representatives may object to the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority’s accounts asking that the auditor issue a report in the public interest (under sections 26 and 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014) and / or apply to the court for a declaration that an item in the accounts is contrary to law (under section 28 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014). Written notice of the proposed objection and the grounds on which it was made must be sent to the auditor at the address given above, and copied to me at the address given below.
Keith Kellard, Head of Finance
Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 9HG
Date of announcement: Friday 30 July 2021
Annual audit letters
Notice of appointment of a Local Auditor
to Lee Valley Regional Park Authority from 2017/18
Under Section 8(2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, this Authority must publish a notice relating to the appointment of its Local Auditor.
Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) is responsible for appointing an auditor to principal local government and police bodies that have chosen to opt into its national auditor appointment arrangements. Lee Valley Regional Park Authority opted into this arrangement.
The PSAA appointed Ernst and Young to audit the accounts of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority for 2017/18.
The PSAA appointed Ernst and Young to audit the accounts of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority for a period of five years, for the accounts from 2018/19 to 2022/23.
This appointment is made under regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Persons) Regulations 2015.
Information relating to the appointment process can be viewed on the Public Sector Audit Appointments' website.