Our Accounts 2022-2023

Today we are issuing a formal notice to our communities that from 19th July 2023 anyone on the electoral register is able to inspect our accounts for the financial year 2022-2023.

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Published on 5 July 2023

As part of our commitment to transparency, our accounts are available to view on our website.

Today we are issuing a formal notice to our communities that from 19th July 2023 anyone on the electoral register is able to inspect our accounts for the financial year 2022-2023. The period of exercise of public rights commences at 10.00am on 19th July 2023 and will conclude at 5pm on 30th August 2023.

The deadline to publish the Authority’s audited 2022/23 Statement of Accounts is 30th September 2023.

The practice of inspection may differ from that of previous years. However, our (currently unaudited) Statement of Accounts 2022-2023 can still be viewed in our documents section which also includes many other publications.

Formal notice of the right to inspect the financial year 2022-2023 accounts is given below.

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WEST MIDLANDS FIRE AND RESCUE AUTHORITY 

AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31st MARCH 2023 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS 

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 

The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021 

 

The Authority’s accounts are subject to external audit by Grant Thornton UK LLP of 11th Floor, Colmore Plaza, 20 Colmore Circus, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 6AT. Members of the public and local government electors have certain rights in the audit process: 

  1. Notice is hereby given that from 19th July 2023 to 30th August 2023 (excluding Saturdays and Sundays) between 10.00am and 5.00pm any person may inspect the accounting records of the Authority for the financial year to 31st March 2023 and certain related documents (comprising books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts) at the address given below. They may also make copies of the accounts and documents. 
  1. From 10.00 am on 19th July 2023 to 5pm on 30th August 2023 at the request of a local government elector, the local auditor must give the elector, or any representative of the elector, an opportunity to question the auditor about the accounting records of the Authority. 
  1. From 10.00am on 19th July 2023 until the conclusion of the audit process a local government elector for the area of the Authority or his/her representative may object to the Authority’s accounts asking that the auditor issue a report in the public interest or apply for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. Written notice of the proposed objection and the grounds on which it will be made must be sent to the auditor at the address given above, or via the Grant Thornton UK LLP website (https://www.grantthornton.co.uk/) and also copied to the Authority at the address given below. 
  1. The Statement of Accounts for West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority is available to view on the internet during the period of display. The web address is: www.wmfs.net  

 

Dated 5th July 2023 

Mike Griffiths 

Treasurer  

West Midlands Fire Service 

99 Vauxhall Road 

Birmingham 

B7 4HW  

e-mail: Mike.Griffiths@wmfs.net