Audit of accounts
Audit of Accounts year ended 31 March 2020
Notice of Public Rights
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Section 26 and 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, and regulations 14 & 15 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015:
The unaudited statement of accounts of Transport for London for the year ended 31 March 2020 will be published on TfL's website at https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/annual-report on 29 May 2020. These are subject to external audit by Karl Havers, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP. Members of the public and local government electors have certain rights in the audit process.
From 1 June to 10 July 2020, between 9.30am and 4.30pm on weekdays, any person interested may inspect the accounting records of Transport for London for the year ended 31 March 2020 and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records, and may make copies of all or any part of those records or documents except as provided for in Section 26(4) to 26(6) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 in relation to commercially confidential and personal information.
The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at Palestra by prior arrangement. Please telephone 020 7126 4383 to make arrangements to inspect the accounts and documents. The accounts will also be available on TfL's website: https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/annual-report.
During this period, a local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate, or their representative, may question the auditor about the accounts, or make an objection to the accounts as set out in sections 26 and 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. Any objection, and the grounds on which it is made, must be sent to the auditor in writing, with a copy to the Statutory Chief Finance Officer at the address given below. Any objection must state the grounds on which the objection is being made and particulars of:
i. Any item of account which is alleged to be contrary to law under section 28 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014; and
ii. Any matter in respect of which it is proposed that the auditor could make a public interest report under section 24 of, and paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 to, the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.
Questions and objections should be addressed in writing to the auditor, Karl Havers, Ernst & Young LLP, 1 More London Place, London, SE1 2AF, and copied to Antony King, Statutory Chief Finance Officer, Transport for London, Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ.
A guide to your rights can be found at https://www.nao.org.uk/code-audit-practice/council-accounts-a-guide-to-your-rights/.
Date: 15 May 2020