The Statements of Accounts are produced every year by the PCC and the Chief Constable. The law requires the accounts to comply with national accounting standards.
Notice of Public Rights
Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside and the Chief Constable of Merseyside Police
Audit of Accounts year ending 31st March 2021
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 19th July to the Friday 27th August 2021 between the hours of 9.30 am and 4.00 pm, on weekdays any person may inspect, and make copies of the accounts and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other related documents of the Commissioner and/or the Chief Constable for the year ended 31st March 2021, as stipulated in Sections 25 and 26 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.
The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at one of the addresses below by prior arrangement.
Please telephone 0151 777 5155 to make an appointment.
The accounts will also be available on this website and the website of Merseyside Police.
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:-
- 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 Michael Green, Director 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 9th July 2021
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