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.

Our accounts, management practices and business process are externally audited by Ernest and Young LLP, who are appointed by the PSAA (Public Sector Audit Appointments).

The documents on this page 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

Draft Statement of Accounts 2019/20

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 2020 has been published below on the Authority’s website at www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk. The statements are unaudited and may be subject to change.

Download the Draft Statement of Accounts 2019 / 20

Notice is given that from Tuesday 30 June up to and including Monday 10 August 2020 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 2020 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. This year, the accounts and other documents will be provided electronically for inspection due to Covid 19 restrictions. Please email [email protected] with any requests.

Notice is given that from Tuesday 30 June up to and including Monday 10 August 2020 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 Tuesday 30 June up to and including Monday 10 August 2020, 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 Hassan Rohimun, Ernst & Young LLP , 2 St Peters Square, Manchester M2 3DF ([email protected]) Tel: 0161 333 3000, 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

Audits and Accounts

You can access our recent audits and accounts via the accordions to the right.

Important Documents 2018/19

Important Documents 2017/18

Important Documents 2016/17

Important Documents 2015/16

Important Documents 2014/15

Important Documents 2013/14

Important Documents 2012/13

Important Documents 2011/12

Important Documents 2010/11