Statement of accounts

The accounting statements in our publication represent the accounts position for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority (DSFRA) 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 as follows.

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

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

2020 - 2021

DSFRA Statement of Accounts 2020-21.pdf
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Independent Auditors Report 2021.pdf
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Annual Statement of Assurance 2020 - 2021.odt

Annual statement of assurance 2020 - 2021.

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Annual Statement of Assurance 2020 - 2021.pdf

Annual statement of assurance 2020 - 2021.

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Accessibility

The Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting prescribes the content and general format of the statement of accounts.

We take accessibility seriously and recognise that some of the information presented in the files available on this page may not be fully accessible to someone using assistive technology such as a screen reader. If you need guidance or an alternative format, email finance@dsfire.gov.uk with details of any preferred format and the assistive technology you use.
 

External audit of accounts year ended 31 March 2021

Publication of Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Authority Statement of Accounts and Audit Opinion
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 – Regulation 10, as amended by The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021 require that the audited accounts and opinion are published by 30 September 2021. As of 30 September, the Authority’s external auditor, Grant Thornton UK LLP, has not yet concluded the audit.

The delay has arisen due to a combination of factors, comprising the following:

  • Completion of the Local Government Pension Scheme audit.
  • Completion of the Value for Money review.

The Authority is continuing to work closely with the audit team as they complete their work. In line with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Authority has published a set of draft accounts. The Authority will publish a final set of accounts as soon as the audit is concluded, and the Audit Report is issued.

This notice of delayed audit is being published in accordance with Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.

2019 - 2020

DSFRA Statement of Accounts 2019-20.pdf
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2019-20 Annual Statement of Assurance.pdf
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Audit Findings Report 2019-20.pdf
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2018 - 2019

DSFRA Statement of Accounts 2018-19.pdf
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2018-19 Annual Statement of Assurance.pdf
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Auditors Letter 2019.pdf
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Audit Findings Report 2018-19.pdf
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Independent Auditors Report 2019.pdf
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Annual Audit Letter 2018-19.pdf
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2017 - 2018

DSFRA Statement of Accounts 2017-18.pdf
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2017-18 Annual Statement of Assurance.pdf
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Auditors Letter 2018.pdf
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Independent Auditors Report 2018.pdf
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Annual Audit Letter 2017-18.pdf
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Notice of conclusion of audit 2018.pdf
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2016 - 2017

DSFRA Statement of Accounts 2016-17.pdf
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2016-17 Annual Statement of Assurance.pdf
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Independent Auditors Report 2017.pdf
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Annual Audit Letter 2016-17.pdf
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Notice of conclusion of audit 2017.pdf
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2015 - 2016

DSFRA Statement of Accounts 2015-16.pdf
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2015-16 Annual Statement of Assurance.pdf
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Independent Auditors Report 2016.pdf
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Notice of conclusion of audit 2016.pdf
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2014 - 2015

DSFRA Statement of Accounts 2014-15.pdf
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2014-15 Annual Statement of Assurance.pdf
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Annual Audit Letter 2014-15.pdf
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2013 - 2014

DSFRA Statement of Accounts 2013-14.pdf
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2013 -14 Annual Statement of Assurance.pdf
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Notice of appointment of an auditor

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 1 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 18 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 1 April 2018 to March 2023. This appointment is made under Regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015.