The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria and the Chief Constable of Cumbria Constabulary
Statement of Accounts 2020/21
Audit of Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2021
Notice of Public Rights
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
The audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria and the Chief Constable of Cumbria Constabulary has not yet been completed by the external auditors, Grant Thornton UK LLP. The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021 require that the audited accounts and opinion are published by 30 September 2021.
The delay has arisen due to a combination of factors, comprising the following:
- resource capacity constraints on the part of the external auditors;
- the impact of Covid-19 on both the complexity of the audit and pace at which it can be completed;
- the increased assurance work that auditors are required to carry out nationally with respect to pensions and asset valuations.
The audit and issue of the audit opinion is expected to conclude during January 2022 after which the statement of accounts and audit opinion will be published as soon as is reasonably practicable.
Therefore, this notice of delayed audit is being published in accordance with Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. See attached link:
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 2019/20 audited accounts for the Commissioner are available in our document library on this website.
Date: 27 September 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
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 2019/20 Audited Statement of Accounts please click here.
Annual Governance Statement 2020/21
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