How the National Park Authority handles its money

We receive most of our funding from government through the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the form of an annual National Park Grant settlement.

We also attract significant external funding and generate our own income. The details of where our money comes from, and how it is spent, are explained in our Statement of Accounts.

A more user-friendly but simplified explanation can be found in our annual reports. Our accounts, management practices and business process are externally audited by the Audit Commission.

These reports provide an insight into the corporate and financial health of the Authority. The National Park Authority’s responses to the auditors’ reports are discussed in public at meetings of the full National Park Authority.

Getting In Touch

For further information on accounts and finance, please contact:

Telephone: 01434 611504
Fax: 01434 611675

Audits and Accounts

Draft Statement of Accounts 2016 / 17

AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS – NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS UNDER LOCAL AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT 2014 and THE ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT REGULATIONS 2015

Notice is hereby given that the unaudited statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017 has been published below on the Authority’s website at www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk. The statements are unaudited and may be subject to change.

Notice is given that from Friday 30th June up to and including Thursday 10th August 2017 between 10.00 and 16.00 weekdays, any person interested may inspect and make copies of the accounts of the Authority for the year ended 31 March 2017 and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts. Inspection of documents is subject to the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 S.26. The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at the address below. Please telephone 01434 611504 to make an appointment.

Notice is given that from Friday 30th June up to and including Thursday 10th August 2017 the auditor, at the request of a local government elector for the Authority’s area, will give the elector or his representative an opportunity to question him about the accounts.

Notice is given that from Friday 30th June up to and including Thursday 10th August 2017, any such elector may make objections to the auditor, under section 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, relating to any matter where the auditor could take action under:

  • Section 28 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, namely, to apply to the court for a declaration that an item in the accounts is contrary to law, and/or
  • Section 24 and paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, namely, to make a report in the public interest. No objection may be made unless the auditor has previously received written notice of the proposed objection, specifying the facts on which the objector relies and the grounds on which the objection is being made. A copy of that written notice must also be sent to the Authority at the address below.  Notice is given that the auditor is Nicola Wright, Ernst & Young LLP , Citygate, St James’ Boulevard, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4JD Tel: 0191 269 4887, to whom any questions and notices of objection should be addressed.

Hazel Fitzsimmons
Chief Finance Officer
Northumberland National Park Authority
Eastburn
South Park
Hexham
NE46 1BS

Download our Statement-of-Accounts-1617-Draft

Important Documents 2015/16

Important Documents 2014/15

Important Documents 2013/14

Important Documents 2012/13

Important Documents 2011/12

Important Documents 2010/11