Unaudited Statement of Accounts 2022-2023

Notice of Public Rights

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Notice is hereby given under Regulation 15 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 that between 1 August 2023 and 30 August between 9.30am – 4.00pm on weekdays any person may inspect, and make copies of the accounts and other related documents of the Fire Authority for the year ended 31 March 2023, as stipulated in Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service HQ, Garstang Road, Preston, PR2 3LH by prior arrangement. Please telephone 01772 866912 to make an appointment.

The Statement of Accounts are unaudited and may be subject to change.

During this period, a local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate, or their representative, may question the auditor about the accounts, or make an objection to the accounts as set out in sections 26 and 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. Any objection, and the grounds on which it is made, must be sent to the auditor in writing, with a copy to the Authority Treasurer at address given above. Any objection must state the grounds on which the objection is being made and particulars of:

  1. any item of account which is alleged to be contrary to law; and
  2. any matter in respect of which it is proposed that the auditor could make a public interest report under section 24 of, and paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 to, the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

A guide to your rights can be found on the National Audit Office website.

If you have any comments on any aspect of the financial information contained on the website or would like further information please contact our Section 151 Officer, Steven Brown by:
Tel: 01772 866804