Unaudited annual accounts

Argyll and Bute Council - Unaudited Annual Accounts for the period from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021

Public notice is given in accordance with the Local Authority Accounts (Scotland) Regulations 2014, that:

(a)   A copy of the Unaudited Annual Accounts of Argyll and Bute Council and applicable charities from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021 will be available for inspection on the following website: https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/council-and-government/financial-statements from Monday 28th June 2021 to Friday 16th July 2021. Please note that due to the restrictions in place as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic there are no council offices open to the public therefore access to the annual accounts and supporting documentation is limited to the website this year.

(b)   Any person interested may object to the annual accounts or to any part of those statements, no later than Monday 19th July 2021, by:

  • (1)  sending their objection in writing, together with a statement of the grounds thereof  to John Cornett, Audit Director, Audit Scotland, 4th Floor (South Suite), The Athenaeum Building, 8 Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow, G2 1BT or by email to jcornett@audit-scotland.gov.uk  and;  
  • (2)  sending a copy of that objection and statement to the authority and to any officer of the authority who may be concerned, both at Financial Services, Council Headquarters, Kilmory, Lochgilphead, PA31 8RT.

(c)   Any request which Argyll and Bute Council receive in relation to the annual accounts plus any documents provided, will be published on the same website. When it is not possible to provide the information in electronic format the request, together with the statement that the authority will not comply, will also be published in the same place on the website as the inspection notice.

(d)   The auditor shall, if requested by the person objecting, the authority, or by any officer of the authority who may be concerned, afford to that person or authority or officer, as the case may be, an opportunity of appearing before and being heard by the auditor with respect to that objection; and any such person or officer may so appear and be heard either personally or by a representative.

Pippa Milne
Chief Executive
7 June 2021