KPMG: Release a Public Interest Report into the bankruptcy of Northants County Council

KPMG: Release a Public Interest Report into the bankruptcy of Northants County Council

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Dez Dell started this petition to Andrew Cardoza (KPMG)

In 2018 Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) made headlines by being the first County Council to declare itself effectively bankrupt. [1]

As a Northamptonshire resident, I demand to know what happened to my tax money and how the financial mismanagement by NCC resulted in the bankruptcy of the council.

NCC appointed KPMG as their auditors, however, KPMG has decided that no Public Interest Report should be released. [2] Effectively meaning that Northamptonshire residents will never find out what caused the collapse of their County Council and where all their money went.

The County Council will cease to exist in 2021 as the Government ordered it (and the 7 smaller Borough and Town Councils) replaced with a single Unitary Council. Many of the same Councillors that caused the County Council collapse will be serving on the new Unitary Council and KPMG must release a report so the mistakes of the past can be learnt from in the future.

[1]https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-42920716

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/02/tory-run-council-runs-out-of-money-to-meet-obligations

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/08/09/crisis-hit-council-expected-cut-vital-services-effectively-declared/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/world/europe/uk-austerity-councils-northamptonshire.html

https://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2018/02/auditors-warn-northamptonshire-council-budget-may-not-be-legal

[2] https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/people/northamptonshire-commissioners-surprised-and-disappointed-auditors-no-public-interest-report-decision-2527234

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