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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The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey and Chief Constable for Surrey: Report in the public interest

This public interest report, by Grant Thornton UK LLP, relates to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey’s decision to terminate the SIREN ICT project during the financial year ended 31 March 2013.

Whitehill Town Council: Report in the public interest

On 20 May 2014, BDO issued a public interest report concerning serious governance and procedural failings at the Council during the financial years ending 31 March 2008 to 31 March 2013. Whitehill Town Council: Report in the public interest

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.

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