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Public Access to Local Authority
Financial Information


Relating to

LONDON BOROUGH COUNCILS AND LONDON AUTHORITIES


Taxpayers and local electors are entitled to examine, make notes and/or take copies of the following financial documents, held by local councils and police authorities, at various times of the year.

The following files are available during:


June 2012
Unfortunately a red cross indicates that the documents or files listed below are not available for public audit inspection at this time of the year. But you may still be able to request extracts (in a more heavily censored form) under freedom of information legislation.

Spreadsheet listings of council expenditure (general description only) in excess of £500
Listing of salaried posts (postholders unidentified) in excess of £50,000 P.A.
Details of salaried executives (postholders identified) in excess of £150,000 P.A.
Elected councillors' monthly expenses claims and receipts (councils in England)
General statements of financial accounts (councils in England)
Elected councillors' monthly expenses claims and receipts (police authorities in England)
General statements of financial accounts (police authorities in England)
Contracts with external agencies & suppliers etc (councils in England)
Contracts with external agencies & suppliers etc (police authorities in England)
File copies of invoices, receipts and bills (councils in England)
File copies of invoices, receipts and bills (police authorities in England)
Members' declarations of financial & personal interests (councils in England)
Members' declarations of financial & personal interests (police authorities in England)
Correspondence authorising contracts, terms & conditions (councils in England)
Correspondence authorising contracts, terms & conditions (police authorities in England)

Public Access to the Files
Dates during which the public are entitled to view the accounts change every year. Details are given below.

The Department for Communities and Local Government has a search engine to enable taxpayers and voters to locate details of all council expenditure above the £500 threshold, but this is available for England alone.

Click to the DCLG page here.

Details of
payments to council and police authority staff earning in excess of £50,000 per annum are available in the relevant authorities' annual statements of accounts.

All of the material, including detailed
contracts, invoices and bills, listed in the table above are available during the statutory public inspection period.

This takes place for
20 working days (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) between the end of the relevant local government financial year (beginning of April) and the completion of the annual audit process (usually end of September).


The 2011/2012 inspection period is...

 
t.b.c.
 
pending
 
open
 
closed

English local authorities are obliged by law to publish the inspection dates on the internet

Barking/Dagenham
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 25 Jul-19 Aug 2011.
2009/10 inspection: no info provided.
2008/09 inspection: 27 Jul-21 Aug 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 14 Jul-8 Aug 2008.

Barnet
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 13 Jun-8 Jul 2011.
2009/10 inspection: no info provided.
2008/09 inspection: 23 Jul-19 Aug 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 24 Jul-20 Aug 2008.

Bexley
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 11 Jul-5 Aug 2011.
2009/10 inspection: no info provided.
2008/09 inspection: 3 Aug-28 Aug 2009.
2007/08 inspection: no info provided.

Brent
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 3 Aug-31 Aug 2011.
2009/10 inspection: no info provided.
2008/09 inspection: 29 Jul-25 Aug 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 30 Jul-27 Aug 2008.


Bromley
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 8 Aug-5 Sep 2011.
2009/10 inspection: 9 Aug-6 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 10 Aug-7 Sep 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 18 Aug-13 Sep 2008.

Camden
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 25 Jul-19 Aug 2011.
2009/10 inspection: no info provided.
2008/09 inspection: 29 Jun-24 Jul 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 16 Jun-11 Jul 2008.

City of London
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 21 Jun-18 Jul 2011.
2009/10 inspection: no info provided.
2008/09 inspection: No FOIA response.
2007/08 inspection: 16 Jun-11 Jul 2008.

Croydon
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 18 Jul-12 Aug 2011.
2009/10 inspection: no info provided.
2008/09 inspection: 13 Jul-7 Aug 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 14 Jul-8 Aug 2008.


Ealing
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 11 Jul-5 Aug 2011.
2009/10 inspection: 12 Jul-6 Aug 2010.
2008/09 inspection: No FOIA response.
2007/08 inspection: no info provided.

Enfield
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 1 Aug-26 Aug 2011.
2009/10 inspection: 2 Aug-27 Aug 2010.
2008/09 inspection: No FOIA response.
2007/08 inspection: no info provided.

Gtr London Authority
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 18 Aug-15 Sep 2011.
2009/10 inspection: 12 Jul-6 Aug 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 7 Jul-3 Aug 2009.
2007/08 inspection: No information.

Greenwich
Files available: 12 Jun-9 Jul 2012
Council website info: YES
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 14 Jun-11 Jul 2011.
2009/10 inspection: no info provided.
2008/09 inspection: 16 Jun-13 Jul 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 20 Jun-17 Jul 2008.

Hackney
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 18 Jul-12 Aug 2011.
2009/10 inspection: no info provided.
2008/09 inspection: 20 Jul-14 Aug 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 21 Jul-15 Aug 2008.


Hammersmith/Fulham
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 11 Jul-5 Aug 2011.
2009/10 inspection: 5 Jul-30 Jul 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Jul-31 Jul 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 7 Jul-1 Aug 2008.


Haringey
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 20 Jul-16 Aug 2011.
2009/10 inspection: 4 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.
2007/08 inspection: no info provided.

Harrow
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/10 inspection: no info provided.
2008/09 inspection: 20 Aug-17 Sep 2009.
2007/08 inspection: no info provided.

Havering
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/10 inspection: no info provided.
2008/09 inspection: 17 Jul-14 Aug 2009.
2007/08 inspection: no info provided.


Hillingdon
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 4 Jul-29 Jul 2011.
2009/10 inspection: 5 Jul-30 Jul 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Jul-31 Jul 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 7 Jul-1 Aug 2008.

Hounslow
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 1 Aug-26 Aug 2011.
2009/10 inspection: no info provided.
2008/09 inspection: 3 Aug-28 Aug 2009.
2007/08 inspection: no info provided.


Islington
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 27 Jun-22 Jul 2011.
2009/10 inspection: 28 Jun-26 Jul 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 30 Jun-27 Jul 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 1 Jul-28 Jul 2008.

Kensington/Chelsea
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 4 Jul-2 Aug 2011.
2009/10 inspection: no info provided.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Jul-4 Aug 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 11 Jul-8 Aug 2008.


Kingston-u-Thames
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 4 Jul-29 Jul 2011.
2009/10 inspection: 5 Jul-30 Jul 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 27 Jul-21 Aug 2009.
2007/08 inspection: no info provided.

Lambeth
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/10 inspection: no info provided.
2008/09 inspection: 3 Aug-28 Aug 2009.
2007/08 inspection: no info provided.

Lewisham
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/10 inspection: 19 Jul-16 Aug 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 4 Aug-1 Sep 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 8 Aug-5 Sep 2008.

London Development
Files available: tbc
Agency website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 4 Jul-29 Jul 2011.
2009/10 inspection: 26 Jul-20 Aug 2010.
2008/09 inspection: no info provided.
2007/08 inspection: no info provided.

London Pensions Fund
Files available: tbc
Authority website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 27 Jun-25 Jul 2011.
2009/10 inspection: no info provided.
2008/09 inspection: no info provided.
2007/08 inspection: no info provided


Merton
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/10 inspection: 29 Jul-25 Aug 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 23 Jul-20 Aug 2009.
2007/08 inspection: no info provided.

Mayor of London
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 18 Aug-15 Sep 2011.
2009/10 inspection: 12 Jul-6 Aug 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 7 Jul-3 Aug 2009.
2007/08 inspection: No information.


Newham
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/10 inspection: 13 Jul-9 Aug 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Jul-31 Jul 2009.
2007/08 inspection: no info provided.


Redbridge
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 25 Jul-19 Aug 2011.
2009/10 inspection: 26 Jul-20 Aug 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 27 Jul-21 Aug 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 28 Jul-22 Aug 2008.


Richmond-u-Thames
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 21 Jul-17 Aug & 8 Aug-5 Sep 2011. (Warning: The original inspection period was illegal because the council failed to post a copy of the public notice on its website, at least 14 days in advance of the commencement. The council re-scheduled the period, following ONB's enquiry).
2009/10 inspection: 22 Jul-18 Aug 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 23 Jul-19 Aug 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 24 Jul-20 Aug 2008.

Southwark
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 4 Jul-29 Jul 2011.
2009/10 inspection: no info provided.
2008/09 inspection: 27 Jul-21 Aug 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 18 Jul-14 Aug 2008.

Sutton
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 22 Jul-22 Aug 2011.
2009/10 inspection: no info provided.
2008/09 inspection: 24 Jul-20 Aug 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 21 Jul-15 Aug 2008.

Tower Hamlets
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/10 inspection: 5 Jul-30 Jul 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 21 Jul-17 Aug 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 23 Jul-19 Aug 2008.

Transport for London
Files available: 11 Jun-6 Jul 2012
Agency website info: YES
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 27 Jun-22 Jul 2011.
2009/10 inspection: 21 Jun-16 Jul 2010.
2008/09 inspection: No information.
2007/08 inspection: No information.


Waltham Forest
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 8 Aug-5 Sep 2011.
2009/10 inspection: 9 Aug-6 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 10 Aug-7 Sep 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 11 Aug-8 Sep 2008.

Wandsworth
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 27 Jun-22 Jul 2011.
2009/10 inspection: no info provided.
2008/09 inspection: 29 Jun-24 Jul 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 30 Jun-25 Jul 2008.

Westminster
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: 10 Aug-8 Sep 2011.
2009/10 inspection: no info provided.
2008/09 inspection: 30 Jul-26 Aug 2009.
2007/08 inspection: 21 Jul-15 Aug 2008.

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