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Statement of Accounts

The Statement of Accounts are statutory documents produced annually. They provide information about the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and the Chief Constable's financial performance and financial position.

There are statements, one covering the Chief Constable and the other about the PCC and the 'group' as a whole (the combined performance of the PCC and the Chief Constable).

The Statement of Accounts contains the following information about the previous financial year:

  • Narrative report
  • Audit report and opinion
  • Statement of responsibilities
  • Annual governance statement
  • Statement of accounting policies
  • Income and expenditure account
  • Movement in reserve statement
  • Cash flow statement
  • Balance sheet
  • Notes to the accounts
  • Pension fund accounts
  • Glossary of terms

All Local Authorities, Chief Constables and PCCs are required to follow the same standard format when producing their statutory accounts.  This should enable members of the public to compare and contrast the Authority's financial performance over a number of years as well as with other Local Authorities, Chief Constables and PCCs.

Summary of Accounts

The Annual Statement of Accounts is, by necessity, a very lengthy and technical document.  For a shorter, more readable summary of the financial position, please read the narrative report at the beginning of the statement of accounts.

Your view

We would really appreciate your feedback on whether you have found the statement of accounts helpful, interesting and, most importantly of all, easy to understand.

Any suggestion for improvement in future years is welcome.  Please e-mail your comments to the PCCs Chief Financial Officer or call 01865 541959

2020-21 Documents

The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP, due to due to delays in receiving formal IAS 19 assurance letters from Grant Thornton, the auditor of the Buckinghamshire Pension Scheme.  This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.  

(See attached link: Therefore this notification explains, as per paragraph (2a), that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2020/21 final statement of accounts in line with deadline of 30 September 2021, as per paragraph (1). Those Charged With Governance (i.e. the PCC and Chief Constable) will consider the results of the 2020/21 audit upon its completion, after which we will publish the final audited accounts.