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Advert of inspection of accounts

Hastings Borough Council

AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31 March 2016

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (sections 26, 27 and 28)

Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (sections 14 and 15)

The Council's accounts are subject to external audit by BDO LLP of 55 Baker Street, London W1U 7EU.  Members of the public and local government electors have certain rights in the audit process:

  1. From 1st July 2016 to 11th August 2016 between 9 am and 4 pm any person may inspect the accounts of the Council for the year ended 31 March 2016 and certain related documents (comprising books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts) at the address given below.  They may also make copies of the accounts and documents.
  2. From 10 am on 1st July 2016 until the conclusion of the audit process, a local government elector for the area of the Council, or his/her representative, may ask the auditor questions about the accounts.  Please contact the auditor at the address given above to make arrangements to ask any questions.
  3. From 10 am on 1st July 2016 until the conclusion of the audit process, a local government elector for the area of the Council, or his/her representative, may object to the Council's accounts (under section 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014) asking that the auditor issue a report in the public interest and/or apply for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful (under section 28 of the local Audit and Accountability Act 2014). Written notice of a proposed objection and the grounds on which it is made must be sent to the auditor at the address given above and copied to me at the address given below.

Dated 17th June 2016

Peter Grace
Assistant Director - Financial Services and Revenues, and Section 151 Officer

Hastings Borough Council
Financial Services
2nd Floor Aquila House
Breeds Place
Hastings Borough Council
East Sussex


Fraud transparency

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Procurement transparency

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Supplier payments over £250

Updated every month, these reports list the total payments to suppliers with a cumulative value over £250.  The reports contain supplier names and amounts but do not describe the nature of the business behind each transaction.

Please contact us if you would like to know more about the type of business being conducted.

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Grants paid to charities:

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Fees and charges for council services and facilities

The following fees and charges apply from 01 January 2013:

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Hastings and St Leonards Foreshore Charitable Trust Statement of Accounts:

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Hastings Borough Council Budget

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Statement of Accounts

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Annual Governance Report

The Annual Governance Report communicates the significant findings from the audit of Hastings Borough Council's financial statements and arrangements to secure economies, efficiencies and effectiveness in the use of resources.

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Audit opinion and certificate

This document has been produced to certify that a completed audit of the accounts of Hastings Borough Council was in accordance with the requirements of the Audit Commission Act 1998 and the Code of Audit Practice issued by the Audit Commission.

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Annual Audit Letter

The Annual Audit Letter summarises the findings of work completed in respect of the financial year. The detailed findings and recommendations are reported to Management and the Audit Committee in the Annual Governance Report.

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Welfare funerals

Funerals conducted between 01 April 2011 and 31 March 2012:

Funerals conducted between 01 April 2012 and 31 March 2013:

Funerals conducted between 01 April 2013 and 31 March 2014:

Funerals conducted between 01 April 2014 and 31 March 2015:

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Parking revenues

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