Annual accounts

London Borough of Bexley
Audit of Accounts
Notice of Public Rights

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, Sections 25, 26 & 27
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 Sections 14, 15 & 21
Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Act 2017, Section 1

Notice is given that the unaudited statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 has been published on the Council’s website Annual accounts | London Borough of Bexley. The statement of accounts is unaudited and may be subject to change.

Notice is given that, from 28 July 2021 to 27 August 2021 between 9.30am and 4.30pm on weekdays, any person interested may inspect and make copies of the accounts of the London Borough of Bexley for the year ended 31 March 2021 and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to those accounts. Some documents containing personal or commercially privileged information may not be available for inspection. The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at the offices of the Council; applications should be made initially to the Council Offices at the address below.

Notice is also given that during this period, the auditor, at the request of a local government elector for the London Borough of Bexley, will give the elector or his/her representative an opportunity to question her about the accounts. Any such elector or his/her representative may attend before the auditor and make objections as to any matter in respect of which the auditor could take action under Section 26 or 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (namely, an unlawful item of account, failure to bring the sum into account, or loss or deficiency caused by wilful misconduct), or could make a report in the public interest under Section 24 of, and paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 to, that Act.

Questions may be received by prior arrangement with the auditor, Elizabeth Jackson, Ernst & Young LLP, 400 Capability Green, Luton, LU1 3LU ( to whom requests for this purpose should be addressed. No objection may be made unless the auditor has previously received written notice of the proposed objection and its grounds. A copy of that notice must be sent to the Director of Finance & Corporate Services, London Borough of Bexley, Civic Offices, Broadway, Bexleyheath, DA6 7LB (

A guide to your rights can be found at Local authority accounts: A guide to your rights (

Paul Thorogood
Director of Finance & Corporate Services
London Borough of Bexley
Civic Offices
2 Watling Street

Draft Statement of Accounts 2020 to 2021