Financial Statements 2019/20
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria and the Chief Constable of Cumbria Constabulary
Statement of Accounts 2019/20
Audit of Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2020
Notice of Public Rights
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
Notice is hereby given under The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 that from 13 July 2020 to 23 August 2020 between 9:30am and 4pm on weekdays any person may inspect, and make copies of the accounts and certain related documents (comprising books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts) of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable for the year ended 31 March 2020, as stipulated in Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. The dates for inspection have been amended by regulation as a consequence of the response and disruption experienced by local authorities as a result of the unprecedented times of dealing with COVID-19.
The revised deadlines applicable to local authorities are as follows:
- Approve Draft Accounts 31 August 2020 (previously 31 May)
- Public Inspection Period to start on or before first working day of September 2020 (previously included first 10 working days of June)
- Publish Final Audited Accounts 30 November 2020 (previously 31 July)
The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at Police Headquarters, Carleton Hall, Penrith, CA10 2AU by prior arrangement. Please telephone 01768 217734 to make an appointment. The accounts will also be available on the Commissioner’s and Chief Constable’s respective websites: www.cumbria-pcc.gov.uk / www.cumbria.police.uk.
During this period, a local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate, or their representative, may question the auditor about the accounts, or make an objection to the accounts as set out in sections 26 and 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. Any objection, and the grounds on which it is made, must be sent to the auditor in writing, with a copy to the relevant officer of the Office of the PCC or Constabulary (see below). Any objection must state the grounds on which the objection is being made and particulars of:
- any item of account which is alleged to be contrary to law; and
- any matter in respect of which it is proposed that the auditor could make a public interest report under section 24 of, and paragraph 1 of schedule 7 to, the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.
Objections should be addressed to the auditor, Mr Michael Green of Grant Thornton UK LLP, 4 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3EB.
More information is available to you on your rights with regard to the accounts in the National Audit Office document: local authority accounts, a guide to your rights. This document refers to Council’s but all the information and rights set out in the publication also apply to the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable. You can view this document, the Statement of Accounts and a quick, highly summarised version of the accounts by clicking on the links below. We can also send a printed copy of the accounts to you for a fee of £15. The 2018/19 audited accounts for the Commissioner are available in our document library on this website.
Date: 30 June 2020
For the Police and Crime Commissioner’s accounts
G Shearer, Chief Executive
Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioners Office
Carleton Hall, Penrith, CA10 2AU
Telephone: 01768 217734
For the Chief Constable’s accounts
A Dobson, Director of Legal Services
Legal Department, Cumbria Constabulary
Carleton Hall, Penrith, CA10 2AU
Telephone: 0300 124 0113 ext 48401
For information on the 2018/19 Audited Statement of Accounts please click here.