Guide to the Legislation
The rules governing the public's rights to view and copy local authority files are profiled in this section.

England

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
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The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (England)
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The Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Act 2017
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Wales

The Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014
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Scotland

The Local Authority Accounts
(Scotland) Regulations 2014
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Northern Ireland

The Local Government (Accounts and Audit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015
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Links to Council Websites
LOCAL AUTHORITY WEBSITES: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT LINKS

LOCAL AUTHORITY WEBSITES: PUBLIC NOTICES OF AUDIT INSPECTIONS
It's Your Right to Know


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London Local Authorities
Metropolitan Councils
Unitary Councils
Shire County Councils
Welsh Councils
Scottish Councils
Northern Irish Councils


London Local Authorities

North

  Barking & Dagenham audit link
  Barnet audit link
  Brent audit link
  Camden audit link
  City of London audit link
  Ealing audit link
  Enfield audit link
  Hackney audit link
  Hammersmith audit link
  Haringey audit link
  Harrow audit link
  Havering audit link
  Hillingdon audit link
  Hounslow audit link
  Islington audit link
  Kensington & Chelsea audit link
  Newham audit link
  Redbridge audit link
  Tower Hamlets audit link
  Waltham Forest audit link
  Westminster audit link
South

  Bexley audit link
  Bromley audit link
  Croydon audit link
  Greenwich audit link
  Kingston on Thames audit link
  Lambeth audit link
  Lewisham audit link
  Merton audit link
  Richmond on Thames audit link
  Southwark audit link
  Sutton audit link
  Wandsworth audit link
TfL

  Transport for London audit link

Metropolitan Councils

West Midlands

  Birmingham audit link
  Coventry audit link
  Dudley audit link
  Sandwell audit link
  Solihull audit link
  Walsall audit link
  Wolverhampton audit link
North West

  Bolton audit link
  Bury audit link
  Knowsley audit link
  Liverpool audit link
  Manchester audit link
  Oldham audit link
  Rochdale audit link
  Salford audit link
  Sefton audit link
  St Helens audit link
  Stockport audit link
  Tameside audit link
  Trafford audit link
  Wigan audit link
  Wirral audit link
North

  Barnsley audit link
  Bradford audit link
  Calderdale audit link
  Doncaster audit link
  Kirklees audit link
  Leeds audit link
  Rotherham audit link
  Sheffield audit link
  Wakefield audit link
North East

  Gateshead audit link
  Newcastle on Tyne audit link
  North Tyneside audit link
  South Tyneside audit link
  Sunderland audit link

Unitary Councils

South West

  Bath & NE Somerset audit link
  Bournemouth audit link
  Bristol audit link
  Cornwall audit link
  North Somerset audit link
  Plymouth audit link
  Poole audit link
  Torbay audit link
South East

  Bracknell Forest audit link
  Brighton & Hove audit link
  Bedford audit link
  Central Bedfordshire audit link
  Luton audit link
  Medway audit link
  Milton Keynes audit link
  Portsmouth audit link
  Reading audit link
  Southampton audit link
  Swindon audit link
  West Berkshire audit link
  Windsor & Maidenhead audit link
  Wokingham audit link
East

  Cambridgeshire audit link
  Peterborough audit link
  Rutland audit link
  Southend audit link
  Thurrock audit link
East Midlands

  Derby audit link
  Leicester audit link
  Nottingham audit link
West Midlands

  Stoke on Trent audit link
  Telford & Wrekin audit link
North West

  Blackburn & Darwen audit link
  Blackpool audit link
  Cheshire East audit link
  Cheshire W & Chester audit link
  Halton audit link
  Warrington audit link
North

  East Riding of Yorks audit link
  Hull audit link
  North Lincolnshire audit link
  NE Lincolnshire audit link
  York audit link
North East

  Darlington audit link
  Hartlepool audit link
  Middlesbrough audit link
  Redcar & Cleveland audit link
  Stockton on Tees audit link

Shire County Councils

South West

  Devon audit link
  Dorset audit link
  Somerset audit link
  Wiltshire audit link
South East

  Buckinghamshire audit link
  East Sussex audit link
  Hampshire audit link
  Kent audit link
  Oxfordshire audit link
  Surrey audit link
  West Sussex audit link
East

  Cambridgeshire audit link
  Essex audit link
  Hertfordshire audit link
  Norfolk audit link
  Suffolk audit link
East Midlands

  Derbyshire audit link
  Leicestershire audit link
  Lincolnshire audit link
  Northamptonshire audit link
  Nottinghamshire audit link
West Midlands

  Herefordshire audit link
  Shropshire audit link
  Staffordshire audit link
  Warwickshire audit link
  Worcestershire audit link
North West

  Cumbria audit link
  Lancashire audit link
North

  North Yorkshire audit link

Welsh Councils

South

  Blaenau Gwent audit link
  Bridgend audit link
  Caerphilly audit link
  Cardiff audit link
  Merthyr Tydfil audit link
  Monmouthshire audit link
  Neath & Port Talbot audit link
  Newport audit link
  Rhondda Cynon Taff audit link
  Swansea audit link
  Torfaen audit link
  Vale of Glamorgan audit link
Mid

  Camathenshire audit link
  Ceredigion audit link
  Pembrokeshire audit link
  Powys audit link
North

  Anglesea audit link
  Conwy audit link
  Denbighshire audit link
  Flintshire audit link
  Gwynedd audit link
  Wrexham audit link

Scottish Councils

South

  Dumfries & Galloway audit link
  East Ayrshire audit link
  East Lothian audit link
  Edinburgh audit link
  Falkirk audit link
  Midlothian audit link
  North Ayrshire audit link
  Scottish Borders audit link
  South Ayrshire audit link
  South Lanarkshire audit link
  West Lothian audit link
Clyde

  Clackmananshire audit link
  East Dunbartonshire audit link
  East Renfrewshire audit link
  Glasgow audit link
  Inverclyde audit link
  North Lanarkshire audit link
  Renfrewshire audit link
  West Dunbartonshire audit link
Mid

  Angus audit link
  Argyll & Bute audit link
  Dundee audit link
  Fife audit link
  Perth & Kinross audit link
  Stirling audit link
North

  Aberdeen City audit link
  Aberdeenshire audit link
  Highland audit link
  Moray audit link
  Orkney audit link
  Shetland audit link
  Western Isles audit link

Northern Irish Councils

South

  Armagh Banbridge Craigavon audit link
  Belfast audit link
  Lisburn & Castlereagh audit link
  Newry Mourne & Down audit link
  North Down & Ards audit link
West

  Derry & Strabane audit link
  Fermanagh & Omagh audit link
  Mid Ulster audit link
North

  Antrim & Newtownabbey audit link
  Causeway Coast & Glens audit link
  Mid & East Antrim audit link

This web page is updated periodically.
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For further guidance, contact ONB.


Key Court Rulings



The Veolia and Nottinghamshire County Council court cases (2009/10)
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The ONB and Lincolnshire County Council court hearing (2005)
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The HTV and Bristol City Council court case (2004)
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Exernal Reference Materials
DCLG GUIDE TO CHECKING COUNCIL EXPENDITURE

NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE GUIDE TO CHECKING COUNCIL EXPENDITURE

AUDIT SCOTLAND GUIDE TO CHECKING COUNCIL EXPENDITURE

AUDIT WALES GUIDE TO CHECKING COMMUNITY COUNCIL EXPENDITURE

AUDIT NORTHERN IRELAND GUIDE TO CHECKING COUNCIL EXPENDITURE

THE PUBLIC SECTOR AUDIT APPOINTMENTS BOARD