Protecting the public purse

Public interest reports

Under Section 8 of the Audit Commission Act 1998, the appointed auditor is required to consider whether to issue a report in the public interest on any significant matter coming to his or her notice in the course of an audit, and to bring it to the attention of the audited body and the public.


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Broughton Hackett Parish Meeting: Report in the public interest

On 12 December 2013 Grant Thornton issued a public interest report concerning the failure to account and governance and control weaknesses at Broughton Hackett Parish Meeting in Worcestershire. The council’s (small) precept had been paid directly into the Clerk’s wife’s account …

Longstanton Parish Council: Report in the public interest

This public interest report relates to governance failures and unlawful expenditure in the financial year ending 31 March 2012. Longstanton Parish Council: Report in the public interest

Corby Borough Council: Report in the public interest

This public interest report relates to a significant number of failings in Corby Borough Council’s arrangements for managing capital regeneration projects in 2010/11.

Kirby Muxloe Parish Council: Report in the public interest

This public interest report relates to failures in corporate governance at Kirby Muxloe Parish Council for the financial year ended 31 March 2012.

Fillingham Parish Meeting: Report in the public interest

This public interest report relates to Fillingham Parish Meeting’s failure to provide sufficient information to enable the auditor to discharge their statutory responsibilities in respect of the council’s accounts for 2011/12.

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