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Delayed Publication of Audited 2020/21 Statement of Accounts

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

The statement of accounts follows a standard format (as prescribed by accounting codes of practice) and is audited by external auditors who also review the financial arrangements in place during the year.

The publication of audited accounts for 2020/21 has been delayed.

"The 2020/21 draft statement of accounts of the PCC Group, the PCC and the Chief Constable were published in July 2021 in accordance with statutory deadlines. However, 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, Ernst & Young LLP, due to their planned phased approach to delivering the 2020/21 audits. This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.

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 the deadline of 30th September 2021, as per paragraph (1). The Audit Committee will consider the results of the 2020/21 audit at its meeting on 29 November 2021, after which we will publish the final audited accounts.”

Jill Penn
Chief Finance Officer, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk

Peter Jasper
Assistant Chief Officer / Chief Finance Officer, Norfolk Constabulary

The published draft 2020/21 statements of account and draft Annual Governance Statement can be found below: