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Audit of Final Accounts 2020/21

Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority

Audit of Final Accounts 2020/21

Notice of Delayed Audit to Final Accounts

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015

Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

 

The audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 for Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority has not yet been completed by the external auditors, Ernst & Young LLP.  This is primarily 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.

(See attached link: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/234/regulation/10/made).

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 plan is for the Overview and Audit committee to consider the results of the 2020/21 audit at its meeting on 10th November 2021 (subject to the completion of the audit) after which we will publish the final audited accounts.

See below ‘related downloads’, which is a link to a code required audit letter LG 2021 received from Ernst & Young LLP.

Date:  30 September 2021

 

Mark Hemming, Director of Finance & Treasurer 

Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority,

Bridge Headquarters, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 1BD

For more information call 01296 744662

or email mhemming@bucksfire.gov.uk