Our statement of accounts will tell you how we have spent our money during the financial year. There will be two statements, one for the Chief Constable and one for the Police and Crime Commissioner. These statements of account are assessed by our auditors, to make sure we have secured economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the use of our resources.
The Police and Crime Commissioner Group Accounts and the Chief Constables Accounts are subject to an audit by an external auditor appointed by the Audit Commission.
The Auditors have a responsibility to review and comment upon the financial activities and to provide an opinion on whether the financial statements presents a fair view of the financial position, and whether they have been prepared in accordance with the appropriate regulations and proper professional practices.
For audits of the accounts Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) is responsible for appointing an auditor to principal local government and police bodies that have chosen to opt into its national auditor appointment arrangements.
The PSAA has confirmed the appointment of BDO LLP to audit the accounts of Chief Constable for Bedfordshire Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire for five years, for the accounts from 2018/19 to 2022/23. This appointment is made under regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015, and was approved by the PSAA Board at its meeting on 14 December 2017.
Owing to audit resource and capacity constraints BDO LLP have not yet completed the 2021/22 audit and therefore have not yet commenced their 2022/23 audit and we are therefore not able to publish audited final accounts for the 2021/22 or 2022/23 financial years. Once Auditors Annual Reports are received by the Joint Audit Committee the accounts for these financial years will be published.
Accounts for the Year 2020/21
Accounts for the Year 2019/20
Accounts for the Year 2018/19
Accounts for the Year 2017/18