LPFA signs Corporate Leaders Group letter to UK Government calling for a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient UK economy

The LPFA is one of more than 200 businesses and investors to call on the UK government to deliver a recovery from the pandemic which builds a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient UK economy for the future. The signatories come from both multi-national and national businesses, across industry sectors, including energy, finance, consumer goods, retail, construction, water and communication.  The business and investment networks supporting this initiative include The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), the Aldersgate Group, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), Business in the Community (BITC), the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) and the Climate Group.

The letter conveys strong support for a plan from the UK Government which includes the following:

  • Driving investment in low carbon innovation, infrastructure and industries, as well as improved resilience to future environmental risks.
  • Focusing support on sectors and activities that can best support sustainable growth, increased job creation and accelerate both the recovery and the decarbonisation of the economy.
  • Including within financial support packages measures to ensure receiving businesses are well managed and their strategies are science based and aligned with national climate goals.

See the letter here for more information: bit.ly/3gBHfPO

 

NOTICE OF PLANS TO PUBLISH FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS

The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 [UK Statutory Instruments (S.I.) 2020 No. 404] have amended the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 [S.I. 2015 No. 234] by postponing the dates for authorities to publish, and make available for inspection, their annual accounts and supporting documents.

The amended Regulations have been made in response to an unprecedented situation across the UK relating to Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the need to reduce the pressure on authorities to comply with legal deadlines. As such, these Regulations provide the LPFA with additional time to complete the audit of their accounts for 2019/20. The 2020 Regulations advise that the public inspection period must commence by the first working day of September.  

The LPFA are in regular communication with relevant parties preparing the accounts and are planning to publish our draft annual accounts and supporting documents between 1 July to 11 August 2020. During which, registered electors will have a legal right to inspect the LPFA’s accounts, as set out in sections 25, 26, 27 & 28 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

A guide to registered electors rights is available on the National Audit Office website.



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