Audit of Accounts 2021/22
LANCASHIRE POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER
EXTERNAL AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS: YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2022
Publication of Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Statement of Accounts and Audit Opinion
The Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 – Regulation 10, as Amended By The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2022
The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2022 require that the audited accounts and opinion is published by 30th November 2022. As at 30th November, the PCC’s external auditor, Grant Thornton UK LLP, has not yet concluded the audit.
The delay has arisen due to a combination of factors, comprising the following:
- the impact of Covid-19 on both the complexity of the audit and pace at which it can be completed
The PCC is continuing to work closely with the audit team as they complete their work. In line with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the PCC has published a set of draft accounts. The PCC will publish a final set of accounts as soon as the audit is concluded, and the Audit Report is issued.
Therefore, this notice of delayed audit is being published in accordance with Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. See link below:
PCC 2021/22 Draft Statement of Accounts
You can also view online the Chief Constable’s Draft Accounts for 2021/22.
Notice of Public Rights
Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire and the Chief Constable of Lancashire Police
Audit of Accounts year ending 31st March 2022 –
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015
The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
Notice is hereby given under The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021 that from Monday 1st August to the Friday 9th September 2022 between the hours of 9.30 am and 4.00 pm, on weekdays any person may inspect, and make copies of the accounts of the Commissioner and/or the Chief Constable for the year ended 31st March 2022, as stipulated in Sections 25 and 26 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.
Please telephone 01772 533587 to make an appointment.
The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at the address below by prior arrangement.
The accounts will also be available on this website and the website of Lancashire Constabulary.
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 PCC Chief Finance Officer at the address below. Any objection must state the grounds on which the objection is being made and particulars of:
1. any item of account which is alleged to be contrary to law; and
2. 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 Gareth Winstanley, Manager Audit, Grant Thornton UK LLP, 4 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3EB.
A guide to your rights can be found at www.nao.org.uk/code-audit-practice
Dated 29n July 2022
Chief Finance Officer,
Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Lancashire,
County Hall Preston