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
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London Local Authorities

LBC

  Barking & Dagenham FOIA link
  Barnet FOIA link
  Bexley FOIA link
  Brent FOIA link
  Bromley FOIA link
  Camden FOIA link
  City of London FOIA link
  Croydon FOIA link
  Ealing FOIA link
  Enfield FOIA link
  Greenwich FOIA link
  Hackney FOIA link
  Hammersmith FOIA link
  Haringey FOIA link
  Harrow FOIA link
  Havering FOIA link
  Hillingdon FOIA link
  Hounslow FOIA link
  Islington FOIA link
  Kensington & Chelsea FOIA link
  Kingston on Thames FOIA link
  Lambeth FOIA link
  Lewisham FOIA link
  Merton FOIA link
  Newham FOIA link
  Redbridge FOIA link
  Richmond on Thames FOIA link
  Southwark FOIA link
  Sutton FOIA link
  Tower Hamlets FOIA link
  Waltham Forest FOIA link
  Wandsworth FOIA link
  Westminster FOIA link
TfL

  Transport for London FOIA link

Metropolitan Councils

West Midlands

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

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

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

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

Unitary Councils

South West

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

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

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

  Derby FOIA link
  Leicester FOIA link
  Nottingham FOIA link
West Midlands

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

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

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

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

Shire County Councils

South West

  Devon FOIA link
  Dorset FOIA link
  Somerset FOIA link
  Wiltshire FOIA link
South East

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

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

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

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

  Cumbria FOIA link
  Lancashire FOIA link
North

  North Yorkshire FOIA link

Welsh Councils

South

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

  Camathenshire FOIA link
  Ceredigion FOIA link
  Pembrokeshire FOIA link
  Powys FOIA link
North

  Anglesea FOIA link
  Conwy FOIA link
  Denbighshire FOIA link
  Flintshire FOIA link
  Gwynedd FOIA link
  Wrexham FOIA link

Scottish Councils

South

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

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

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

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

Northern Irish Councils

South

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

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

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

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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