Audit of accounts - public notice

2019 to 2020 accounts

Under the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 the commencement period for the exercise of public rights to inspect the accounts and related documents should include the first 10 working days of June and our inspection dates would have been between 1 June and 10 July 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government confirmed changes made to the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. The Accounts and Audit (coronavirus) Amendments Regulations 2020 amend the draft accounts’ deadline, public inspection period and extends the statutory audit deadlines for 2019/20.

Inspection period for 2019 to 2020 accounts

Due to COVID-19 our office is closed to the public.

Anyone who is interested in inspecting requested accounts may do so by emailing Your enquiry will be dealt with between 10am and 4pm from 1 July to 11 August 2020.

Any resident able to vote in Kent may question the auditor about the 2018-19 accounts, or make an objection on any matter in respect of which the auditor could take action as set out in sections 26 and 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

Any question or objection should be sent to the auditor at the address below, from the 1 July to 11 August 2020:

Paul Dossett, Audit Engagement Lead, Grant Thornton LLP, 30 Finsbury Square, LONDON, EC2P 2YU.

Download previous statement of accounts.