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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Wormingford Parish Council: Report in the public interest

This public interest report, by PKF Littlejohn LLP, relates to Wormingford Parish Council’s failure to prepare an Annual Return about its finances and governance for the year ended 31 March 2014.

Dalton Holme Parish Council: Report in the public interest

This public interest report, by PKF Littlejohn LLP, relates to Dalton Holme Parish Council’s failure to prepare an Annual Return about its finances and governance for the year ended 31 March 2014

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 …

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