Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Statement of Accounts

Audit of Accounts 2019/20

Under the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 the commencement period for the exercise of public rights to inspect the accounts and related documents should include the first 10 working days of June and our inspection dates would have been between 1 June and 10 July 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government confirmed changes made to the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. The Accounts and Audit (coronavirus) Amendments Regulations 2020 amend the draft accounts’ deadline, public inspection period and extends the statutory audit deadlines for 2019/20.

Inspection period for 2019/20 accounts - Due to COVID-19 our office is closed to the public.

Notice of public rights

  • The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015
  • Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Notice is hereby given under Regulation 15(2)(b) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, that any person who is interested in inspecting requested accounts may do so by emailing   Your enquiry will be dealt with between 10am and 4pm from 2 July 2020 to 12 August 2020.

During this period, a local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate, 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 Chief Finance Officer at the Essex County Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters, Kelvedon Park, London Road, Kelvedon, Essex CM8 3HB, or by email to 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.

Objections should be addressed to the auditor:

Paul Grady, Director
Grant Thornton
110 Bishopsgate,

or by email to


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