Notice of Inspection of Accounts 2021-22

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and Chief Constable are required by law to publish a set of Accounts each year providing a breakdown of the PCC’s and Suffolk Constabulary’s financial performance and financial position.

Following the Inspection of Statement of Accounts notice, the draft Statements of Accounts 2021/22 and Annual Governance Statements have been published and can be found below:


AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2022

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (sections 26 and 27)

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Regulations 8,9,10,14,15 & 21

The accounts for The Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk and the Chief Constable of Suffolk Constabulary are subject to external audit by Mr M Hodgson, Associate Partner, Ernst & Young LLP, One Cambridge Business Park, Cowley Road, Cambridge CB4 0WZ. Members of the public and local government electors have certain rights in the audit process:

  1. From 25 July 2022 to 5 September 2022 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., any person may inspect the accounts of The Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk or the Chief Constable of Suffolk Constabulary for the year ended 31 March 2022 and certain related documents (comprising books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts) at the address given below. They may also make copies of the accounts and documents.
  2. From 25 July 2022 to 5 September 2022 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., a local government elector for the area of The Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk or the Chief Constable of Suffolk Constabulary, or his/her representative, may ask the auditor questions about the accounts. Please contact the auditor at the address given above to make arrangements to ask any questions.
  3. From 25 July 2022 to 5 September 2022 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., a local government elector for the area of The Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk or the Chief Constable of Suffolk Constabulary, or his/her representative, may object to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk’s or the Chief Constable for Suffolk’s accounts asking that the auditor issue a report in the public interest (under section 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014) and/or apply to the court for a declaration that an item in the accounts is contrary to law (under section 28 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014). Written notice of a proposed objection and the grounds on which it is made must be sent to the auditor at the address given above and copied to me at the address given below.

 

Colette Batson                                                                           Kenneth Kilpatrick
Chief Finance Officer                                                                 Assistant Chief Officer
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk         Suffolk Constabulary

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Martlesham Heath
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