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Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1974

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Auditors' reports

18The auditor or auditors of a trade union or an employers' association shall make a report to it on the accounts of the trade union or employers' association audited by him or them and contained in its annual return.

19The report shall state whether, in the opinion of the auditor or auditors, those accounts give a true and fair view of the matters to which they relate.

20It shall be the duty of the auditor or auditors, in preparing a report under paragraph 18 above, to carry out such investigations as will enable him or them to form an opinion as to the following matters, that is to say—

(a)whether the trade union or employers' association has kept proper accounting records in accordance with the requirements of section 10 above ;

(b)whether it has maintained a satisfactory system of control over its transactions in accordance with the requirements of that section ; and

(c)whether the accounts to which the report refers are in agreement with the accounting records ;

and if in the opinion of the auditor or auditors the trade union or employers' association has failed to comply with section 10(2)(a) or (b) above or if the accounts to which the report relates are not in agreement with the accounting records, the auditor or auditors shall state that fact in the report.

21If an auditor fails to obtain all the information and explanations which, to the best of his knowledge and belief, are necessary for the purposes of an audit, he shall state that fact in his report.

22In this Part of this Schedule " accounting period ", in relation to a trade union or an employers' association, means any period in relation to which it is required under section 11(2) above to send a return to the Registrar.

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