Notice of conclusion of audit
In accordance with the Local Government (Accounts and Audit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006, notice is given that the audit of the accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 has been concluded by the local government auditor.
Any member of the public may –
(a) inspect and make copies of the statements of accounts (or any part of it) prepared by the Council;
(b) inspect and make copies of (or any part of it) any report made to the Council by the local government auditor;
(c) require copies of any such statement or report (or any part thereof) to be delivered to him/her on payment of £10 for each copy.
The above documents may be inspected at The Council Offices, The Palace Demesne,Armaghor at the SWaMP2008 offices, Omagh Enterprise Company Ltd,Great Northern Road, Omagh, between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday to Fridays.
In addition the statement of accounts may be viewed on the SWaMP2008 Website www.swamp2008.org.uk
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Articles 17 and 18 of the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 and the Local Government (Accounts and Audit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006:
From 3rdAugust to 31st August 2012 inclusive between 9.00 am and 4.15 pm on Monday to Friday any member of the public, on application in advance in writing to the Head of Financial Services, Armagh City and District Council, Council Offices, The Palace Demesne, Armagh, BT60 4EL, may inspect the accounts of the above named Partnership for the year ended 31st March 2012 and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to them and make copies thereof.
Notice is also given that on or after 3rd September 2012, at the request of an interested person, the local government auditor, will give that person an opportunity to question the auditor about the accounts, and that any such interested person may attend before the auditor and make objections -
(i) as to any matter in respect of which the auditor could take action under Articles 19 or 20 of the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 or
(ii) as to any other matter in respect of which the auditor could make a report under Article 9 of that Order.
No objection may be made unless the auditor has received written notice of the proposed objection, stating the facts on which the interested person proposes to rely and containing, so far as possible -
(a) particulars of any item of account which is alleged to be contrary to law
(b) particulars of -
(i) any person from whom it is alleged that the auditor should certify under Articles 20 of the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order that a sum or amount of loss or deficiency is due, and
(ii) that sum or amount, and
(c) particulars of any matter in respect of which it is proposed that the auditor should make a report under Article 9 of that Order.
Such written requests and notices should be sent to the auditor, Louise Mason at 106 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1EU. A copy of any notice of proposed objection must be sent to the Council at the address below. The auditor plans to close the audit and certify accounts in late September or October 2012
“Interested person” means:
a local government elector for the district of Armagh, Banbridge, Cookstown, Craigavon, Dungannon, Fermanagh, Newry and Mourne and Omagh to which the audit relates;
a person liable for rates in respect of any hereditament situated in these districts; or
a representative of a person mentioned in (a) or (b).Graham Byrne Chief Officer Southern Waste Management Partnership Great Northern Road Omagh BT78 5LU 29th July 2012
SWaMP2008 are required to publish the Annual Audit Letter issued by the Northern Ireland Audit Office under regulation 13 of the Local Government (Accounts and Audit) Regulations.
Northern Ireland Audit Office – Annual Audit Letter – Issued by the Local Government Auditor January 2013
Northern Ireland Audit Office – Annual Audit Letter – Issued by the Local Government Auditor February firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Ireland Audit Office
Annual Audit Letter – SWaMP2008: 2009-10
AS4 C – SWAMP 2009-10 – 07-01-2010
National Fraud Initiative in Northern Ireland 2010/11
SWaMP2008 is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. It may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud.
The Comptroller and Local Government Auditor audits the accounts of this Body Corporate. The Comptroller and Auditor General is responsible for carrying out data matching exercises under his powers in Articles 4A to 4G of the Audit and Accountability (Northern Ireland) Order 2003.
Data matching involves comparing computer records held by one body against other computer records held by the same or another body to see how far they match. This is usually personal information. Computerised data matching allows fraudulent claims and payments to be identified. Where a match is found it indicates that there may be an inconsistency that requires further investigation. No assumption can be made as to whether there is fraud, error or other explanation until an investigation is carried out.
The Comptroller and Auditor General currently requires us to participate in a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. We are required to provide particular sets of data to the Comptroller and Auditor General for matching. Details are set out in the Northern Ireland Audit Office’s website, www.niauditoffice.gov.uk.
The use of data by the Comptroller and Auditor General in a data matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority. It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under the Data Protection Act 1998.
Data matching by the Comptroller and Auditor General is subject to a Code of Practice. This may be found at www.niauditoffice.gov.uk.
For further information on the Comptroller and Auditor General’s legal powers and the reasons why he matches particular information, see the Level 3 notice on the NIAO website at www.niauditoffice.gov.uk. For further information on data matching at SWaMP2008 contact Jolene Keys, Tel: 028 82249494 or email email@example.com