Reclaiming Local Democracy

Below is a guide for individuals and campaigners on how to use the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 to obtain information from local government and object to spending decisions not undertaken in the public interest.

The right to inspect the accounts and any underlying documents apply to anyone who is either:

  • a local resident on the electoral register and/ or 
  • a citizen journalist/ blogger or campaigner who has published any material online. 

Please note however that the rights to ask questions to the auditor and to object apply only to local residents, on the electoral register for the council in question.

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