Public Interest Reports

The appointed external auditor, under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, has a duty to consider whether to issue a report in the public interest when a significant matter comes to their attention which they believe the Council should consider or the public should know about.

A public interest report is issued under Schedule 7 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. The Act requires the Council to consider a public interest report at a public meeting within one month of the date of the report.

The auditor has a duty to send a copy of each report to the Secretary of State at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the power to send a copy to other appropriate persons such as the local Monitoring Officer.

Financial Year 2022/2023

Failure to Submit AGAR

Name of Authority
Date Issued
Link to Report
Akeley Parish Council
29 January 2024
Public Interest Report
Bisham Parish Council
29 January 2024
Public Interest Report
Bruisyard
8 April 2024
Public Interest Report
Chilton Polden
8 April 2024
Public Interest Report
Claypole Parish Council
29 January 2024
Public Interest Report
Houghton
8 April 2024
Public Interest Report
Irby upon Humber Parish Council
10 November 2023
Public Interest Report
Kirby, Grindalythe and Duggleby Parish Council
29 January 2024
Public Interest Report
Tidmarsh with Sulham
8 April 2024
Public Interest Report
Waterbeach Parish Council
30 January 2024
Public Interest Report

Incorrectly Certified as Exempt

Name of Authority
Date Issued
Link to Report

Auditor Investigations

Name of Authority
Date Issued
Link to Report
Staveley Town Council
28 May 2024
Public Interest Report

Financial Year 2021/2022

Failure to Submit AGAR

Name of Authority
Date Issued
Link to Report
Allonby Parish Council
12 April 2023
Public Interest Report
Ashreigney Parish Council
12 April 2023
Public Interest Report
Bisham Parish Council
19 June 2023
Public Interest Report
Earls Colne Parish Council
19 January 2023
Public Interest Report
Fordbridge Town Council
19 January 2023
Public Interest Report
Icklingham Parish Council
6 February 2023
Public Interest Report
Kirby Grindalythe & Duggleby Parish Council
19 January 2023
Public Interest Report
Scrayingham Parish Council
12 January 2023
Public Interest Report
South Somercotes with Fenhouse & Scupholme Parish Council
19 January 2023
Public Interest Report
Tremaine Parish Council
10 November 2022
Public Interest Report
Tresmeer Parish Council
10 November 2022
Public Interest Report
Tunstall Parish Council
7 June 2023
Public Interest Report
Westhoughton Town Council
3 April 2023
Public Interest Report

Incorrectly Certified as Exempt

Name of Authority
Date Issued
Link to Report
Hampsthwaite Parish Council
29 September 2023
Public Interest Report
Hartington Upper Quarter Parish Council
1 November 2023
Public Interest Report
Holwell Parish Council
31 January 2023
Public Interest Report
ThornHackett Group of Local Councils
2 February 2024
Public Interest Report

Auditor Investigations

Name of Authority
Date Issued
Link to Report
Groby Parish Council
25 April 2023
Public Interest Report
Kirby Muxloe Parish Council
5 June 2024
Public Interest Report
Kirby Muxloe Parish Council
5 June 2024
Public Interest Report