Finances

Financial Information

We think it is important to be as open as possible about the way we manage the budget. This is why we will be publishing comprehensive information on expenditure, resources and decisions at the earliest opportunity to get the latest updates.

Capital and Treasury Strategy 2020 – 2021 – including Investment Strategy

Budget Information 2020 – 2021

Treasury Management and Capital Programme Information

Budget Information – 2019-2020

Annual Audit

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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.

Further information can be accessed here.
 

For audits of the accounts from 2018/19, 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.

The Police & Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire Group: Notice of Audit

Details of expenditure over £500 can be found here 

Bedfordshire Police – Statement of Accounts Click Here

Publishing Allowances

Under paragraph 1(d) of the Schedule to the Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011, Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are required to publish the allowances paid to them and to their deputies in respect of expenses incurred by the Commissioner or Deputy in the exercise of the Commissioner’s functions.

PCCs and their deputies should publish a breakdown of their expenses including:

Their name, Force area, financial year, month, date, claim reference numbers, expense type (e.g. travel, accommodation), a short description of details, amount claimed, amount reimbursed, amount not reimbursed and the reason why a claim was not reimbursed.

For travel and subsistence claims: date, place of origin, place of destination, category of journey, class of travel, mileage, length of hotel stay and category of hotel stay.

Expenses are published here.

Salaries

“Senior Employee” means a member of the staff of an elected local policing body whose salary exceeds £58,200

Police and Crime Commissioners salaries are based on the size of the population in their area. Festus Akinbusoye’s annual salary is £71,400.

The Chief of Staff’s Salary is £ 78,000 pro rata.

Budget and Precept Reports