Local Authority Accounts – Your rights and the law.
As a local resident or an interested person or journalist you have certain legal rights in respect of the accounts of local authorities. You can inspect an authority’s accounts and related documents. If you are a local government elector for the area to which the accounts relate you can also ask questions about the accounts and object to them.
Your rights to inspect the accounts and related documents, ask questions or make objections, however, can only be exercised during a single 30 working-day period that is set by the authority (‘the inspection period’).Exercise_of_public_rights_2018