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Public Access to Local Authority
Financial Information


Relating to

UNITARY COUNCILS IN NORTHERN IRELAND


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
tbc
Listing of salaried posts (postholders unidentified) in excess of £50,000 P.A. tbc
Details of salaried executives (postholders identified) in excess of £150,000 P.A.
tbc
Elected councillors' monthly expenses claims and receipts (councils in Northern Ireland)
General statements of financial accounts (councils in Northern Ireland)
Contracts with external agencies & suppliers etc (councils in Northern Ireland)
File copies of invoices, receipts and bills (councils in Northern Ireland)
Members' declarations of financial & personal interests (councils in Northern Ireland)
Correspondence authorising contracts, terms & conditions (councils in Northern Ireland)

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

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

Nrn Irish local authorities are not legally obliged to publicise inspecton dates on the internet

Antrim
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.
2007/08 inspection:

Ards
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Armagh
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Ballymena
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Ballymoney
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Banbridge
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Belfast
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Carrickfergus
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Castlereagh
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Coleraine
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:


Cookstown
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Craigavon
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Derry
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Down
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Dungannon & S Tyrone
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Fermanagh
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Larne
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Limavady
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Lisburn
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Magherafelt
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Moyle
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Newry & Mourne
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Newtownabbey
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

North Down
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Omagh
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

Strabane
Files available: tbc
Council website info: tbc
Newspaper notice: tbc
2010/11 inspection: no info provided.
2009/2010 inspection: 5 Aug-2 Sep 2010.
2008/09 inspection: 6 Aug-3 Sep 2009.

2007/08 inspection:

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