Objections to the financial accounts

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Dear Newham Borough Council,

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 provides local electors with the right to object to an item of their local authority's financial accounts. In relation to all the objections received between 2015 and 2020 (including objections to the 2014/15 accounts) please provide the following information in Excel spreadsheet format.

Please use the list below as column headers and compile the data for each objection in a separate row.

1. Objection reference no.
2. Date the objection was received
3. Financial year the objection relates to
4. Subject of the objection
5. Auditor who dealt with the objection (company name)
6. Did the objector ask for a referral to the High Court or a Public Interest Report, or both?
7. Was the objection accepted as valid?
8. If not, why?
9. Has the auditor provided a final response to the objection?
10. If yes, please indicate the date of the final response.
11. Was a public interest report issued?
12. Was a referral made to the High Court?
13. If so, what was the High Court’s decision?
14. Were any other recommendations made or actions taken by the auditor under the powers set out in Section 24 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act?
15. How much was the council charged by the auditor to carry out work in relation to the objection?

Kind regards,

Ludovica Rogers

London Borough of Newham, Newham Borough Council

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Our reference: 4095095

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Dear Ms Rogers
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 16 December 2020.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
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Newham Council
 
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