The Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) has published the draft accounts of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent and the Chief Constable of Kent for the year ending 31 March 2023 and the formal notice of effective from 1 June 2023 to 12 July 2023 is below. The notice gives details of a period during which you may look at the accounts and the supporting documentation. The draft accounts are unaudited and may be subject to change.
POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR KENT AND CHIEF CONSTABLE OF KENT
Audit of Accounts: Year Ended 31 March 2023
Public Inspection of Accounts and Right of Challenge
The accounts for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent and the Chief Constable of Kent are subject to external audit by Mrs E Jackson, Ernst & Young LLP, 400 Capability Green, Luton, LU1 3LU email: [email protected]. Members of the public and local government electors have certain rights in the audit process:
From Thursday 1 June to Wednesday 12 July 2023 (inclusive) between 10am and 4pm (Monday to Friday) any person interested may inspect the draft accounts of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent and the Chief Constable of Kent for the year ended 31 March 2023 on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s website. On reasonable notice they may request access to certain related documents (comprising books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, and receipts), except as provided for in Section 26(4) to 26(6) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 in relation to commercially confidential and personal information. Any alternative arrangement would need to be agreed in advance. Application should be made initially to Mr J Castle, Chief Finance Officer to the Chief Constable, Kent Police Headquarters, Thames Way, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent DA11 8BD, email: [email protected].
From 10am Thursday 1 June 2023 to 4pm Wednesday 12 July 2023, a local government elector for the area of Kent, or their representative, may ask the auditor questions about the accounts. Please contact the auditor, Mrs E Jackson, at the address given above to make arrangements to ask any questions.
Questions may be received by Mr R Phillips, Chief Finance Officer of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent, Sutton Road, Maidstone, Kent ME15 9BZ email: [email protected], or Mr J Castle by prior arrangement with the auditor, Mrs E Jackson, at the addresses given above, to whom requests for this purpose should be addressed.
From 10am on Thursday 1 June to 4pm Wednesday 12 July 2023, a local government elector for the area of Kent, or their representative, may make an objection to the local auditor as set out in the Local Audit & Accountability Act 2014. Written notice of a proposed objection and the grounds on which it is made must be sent to the auditor, Mrs E Jackson and copied to Mr R Phillips and Mr J Castle at the addresses given above.
No objection may be made unless the auditor, Mrs E. Jackson, at the address given above, has previously received notice in writing of the proposed objection and its grounds. Copies of this notice must be sent to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent, care of Mr R Phillips and Chief Constable of Kent, care of Mr J Castle, at the addresses given above.