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Financial Statements 2020/21

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria and the Chief Constable of Cumbria Constabulary

Statement of Accounts 2020/21

External Audit of Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2021

Publication of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria and Chief Constable of Cumbria Constabulary Statement of Accounts and Audit Opinion

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 – Regulation 10, as amended by the Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Audit of the Accounts: On 4 November 2021, the auditor issued his audit findings report and an unqualified opinion on the accounts for the year ending 31 March 2021 for the separate entities of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria and the Chief Constable for Cumbria Constabulary.

Under the covid amendment regulations, the auditor now has 3 months from the date of the audit opinion to conclude the audit and issue an opinion on the Commissioner’s and the Chief Constable’s arrangements for securing value for money as required by the Audit Commission’s Code of Practice. The value for money opinion, conclusion of the audit and issue of the audit certificate is therefore due to be completed by 4 February 2022.  The notice of conclusion of the audit will be added to the website alongside the audit certificate as soon as it is issued.

Your rights to inspect the accounts: if you are an elector in the county, you may inspect and make copies of the accounts.  The statement of accounts and a copy of the auditor’s report are available for inspection at Police Headquarters, Carleton Hall, Penrith, CA10 2AU, from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:45am and 4:30pm.  The accounts and audit findings report are also available on the Commissioner’s website (www.cumbria-pcc.gov.uk) and on the Chief Constables website (www.cumbria.police.uk) where they can be viewed or downloaded.

To make arrangements for a copy of the accounts to be sent to you, or to make an appointment to inspect the accounts, you can contact us either at the above address, by e-mail: commissioner@cumbria-pcc.gov.uk, or by telephone: 01768 217734.  We can also send a printed copy of the accounts to you for a fee of £15 for the Group/PCC Accounts and £10 for the Constabulary Accounts for each copy requested.

To view the Auditors 2020/21 report please click on the link below:

Grant Thornton Audit Findings Report 2020/21

To view the Statement of Accounts 2020/21  click the links below:

Police and Crime Commissioner’s Statement of Accounts 2020/21

Police and Crime Commissioner’s Summary Statement of Accounts 2020/21

Chief Constable for Cumbria Statement of Accounts 2020/21 (Single Entity)

Chief Constable for Cumbria Summary Statement of Accounts 2020/21

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, by clicking on the link below:

National Audit Office: Local Authority Accounts: a guide to your rights

Governance Statements

The Annual Governance Statements explain how the Commissioner and Chief Constable have complied with the arrangements for governance set out within their respective Codes of Corporate Governance.  The Code gives clarity to the way the Commissioner and Chief Constable govern and sets out the frameworks that are in place to support the overall arrangements for fulfilling the Commissioner’s and Chief Constable’s functions.  The 2020/21 Annual Governance Statements of the Commissioner and the Chief Constable are annexed to the 2020/21 Statement of Accounts and can be viewed by clicking on the links above.  The Commissioner’s and Chief Constable’s Codes of Corporate Governance for 2020/21 are also available to view by clicking on the links below

Police and Crime Commissioner’s 2020/21 Corporate Code of Governance

Chief Constable for Cumbria Constabulary 2020/21 Corporate Code of Governance

Date:  5th November 2021

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

Email: commissioner@cumbria-pcc.gov.uk

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

Email: enquiries@cumbria.police.uk

 

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