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Statement of Accounts

The accounting statements contained within our publication represent the accounts position for the Fire & Rescue Authority for the year.

The accounts have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Code of Practice. The core statements required to be reported within the accounts are:

  • Comprehensive Income & Expenditure Statement
  • Balance Sheet
  • Movement in Reserves Statement
  • Cash Flow Statement

You will also find our Financial Audit Reports contained within the Statement of Accounts.

Please click on the link below to access the most recent Statement of Accounts and the previous years:

Public Inspection Notice - Audit of Accounts 31 March 2018

DSFRA Draft Unaudited Statement of Accounts 2017-18

DSFRA Draft Statement of Assurance 2017-18

DSFRA Statement of Accounts 2016/2017 and DSFRA Annual Statement of Assurance 2016/2017 and Independent Auditor's Report and Annual Audit Letter

Notice of conclusion of audit of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017

DSFRA Statement of Accounts 2015/2016 and DSFRA Annual Statement of Assurance 2015/2016 and
Independent Auditor's Report

Notice of conclusion of audit of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016

DSFRA Statement of Accounts 2014/2015 and DSFRS Annual Statement of Assurance 2014/2015 and Annual Audit Letter

DSFRA Statement of Accounts 2013/2014 and DSFRS Annual Statement of Assurance 2013/2014

DSFRA Statement of Accounts 2012/2013 and DSFRS Annual Statement of Assurance 2012/2013

DSFRA Statement of Accounts 2011/2012 and DSFRA Annual Governance Statement 2011/2012

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF AUDITOR 2018/19

Under Section 8(2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Authority must publish a notice relating to the appointment of its external auditor.

For audits of accounts from 1St April 2018, Public Sector Audit Appointments (PSAA) has responsibility for appointing an auditor to Authorities' that have chosen to opt into its national auditor appointment arrangements.

On 18th December 2017, the PSAA board approved the appointment of Grant Thornton (UK) LLP to audit the accounts of this Authority for five years, covering the accounts from 1st April 2018 to March 2023. Thus appointment is made under Regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015.


The Accounts for the South West Regional Management Board have been completed and audited. This is the final set of accounts for this body as they officially disbanded on the 31st March 2011.

SWRMB Statement of Accounts and Annual Report 2010/11

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