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
Notice is hereby given under The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2022 that from 19 June 2023 to 28 July 2023 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 2023, as stipulated in Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.
The deadlines applicable to local authorities are as follows:
- Approve Draft Accounts 31 May 2023
- Public Inspection Period to included the first 10 working days of June (see #)
- Publish Final Audited Accounts 30 September 2023
# please note that although the public inspection period is required to include the first 10 working days in June, as the statement of accounts were not authorised for issue by the Chief Finance Officers until 15th June 2023, this was not possible. For that reason, the public inspection period has therefore been amended to six weeks from Monday 19 June.
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, Landmark, St Peter’s Square, 1 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 4PB.
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 2021/22 audited accounts for the Commissioner are available in our document library on this website.
Date: 15 June 2023
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 2021/22 Audited Statement of Accounts please click here.
Annual Governance Statement 2022/23
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.