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Paul Wilkinson
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 06:32
Craven District Council's accounts open for inspection
This may be of interest to some.

From Heather Brooke, the journalist largely responsible for exposing the scandal of MPs' expenses:

"For 20 days in June, July or August, every council is legally required to open up its draft accounts for public inspection. Under the Audit Commission Act 1988 you have a legal right to see detailed contracts, invoices, receipts, books and bills, the right to make copies and the right to raise other points of interest with the auditor. This is one of the most powerful rights citizens in the UK have to uncover the nitty gritty details of how public bodies are spending public money. "

Craven District Council's accounts are available for inspection from 28th July until 24th August 2011, details here.

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