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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Welsh Councils
Scottish Councils
Northern Irish Councils


London Local Authorities

North

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

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

  Transport for London audit notice

Metropolitan Councils

West Midlands

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

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

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

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

Unitary Councils

South West

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

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

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

  Derby audit notice
  Leicester audit notice
  Nottingham audit notice
West Midlands

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

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

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

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

Shire County Councils

South West

  Devon audit notice
  Dorset audit notice
  Somerset audit notice
  Wiltshire audit notice
South East

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

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

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

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

  Cumbria audit notice
  Lancashire audit notice
North

  North Yorkshire audit notice

Welsh Councils

South

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

  Camathenshire audit notice
  Ceredigion audit notice
  Pembrokeshire audit notice
  Powys audit notice
North

  Anglesea audit notice
  Conwy audit notice
  Denbighshire audit notice
  Flintshire audit notice
  Gwynedd audit notice
  Wrexham audit notice

Scottish Councils

South

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

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

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

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

Northern Irish Councils

South

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

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

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

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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