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

Statement of Accounts 2022/23

External Audit of Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2023

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 2022

Audit of the Accounts: On 17 January 2024, the auditor issued his audit findings report and an unqualified opinion on the accounts for the year ending 31 March 2023 for the separate entities of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria and the Chief Constable for Cumbria Constabulary.

The auditor is not able to issue their certificate of completion of the audits at this time due to the requirement to report on the group’s arrangements for securing economy, efficiency and effectiveness in its use of resources. The auditor has applied the special provisions in the National Audit Office’s Auditor Guidance Note 03 and will be completing this work to a later timescale. The notice of conclusion of the audit will be added to the website alongside the audit certificate as soon as it is issued.

To view the Auditors 2022/23 report please click on the link below:

Grant Thornton Audit Findings Report 2022/23

To view the Statement of Accounts 2022/23 click on the links below:

Police and Crime Commissioner Statement of Accounts 2022/23

Police and Crime Commissioner Summary of Accounts 2022/23

Chief Constable of Cumbria Constabulary Statement of Accounts 2022/23 (Single Entity)

Chief Constable of Cumbria Constabulary Summary of Accounts 2022/23

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 2022/23 Annual Governance Statements of the Commissioner and the Chief Constable are annexed to the 2022/23 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 2022/23 are also available to view by clicking on the links below.

Police and Crime Commissioner’s 2022/23 Corporate Code of Governance

Chief Constable for Cumbria Constabulary 2022/23 Corporate Code of Governance

Date: 23 January 2024

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