Statement of Accounts


Completion of Financial Statements Audit

The audit of the Authority’s financial statements for the year ending 31 March 2021 has been completed and can be inspected at the address below, or viewed online at

At this time our External Auditors still have further work to do before they are able to issue our certificate of completion of the audit.  They have not completed this work because:

The Covid-19 - special provisions in the National Audit Office’s guidance for auditors (in Auditor Guidance Note 03) has been applied to the production of a report on the Authority’s arrangements for securing economy, efficiency and effectiveness in its use of resources. 

The work necessary to issue our Whole of Government Accounts (WGA) Component Assurance statement for the year ended 31 March 2021 is still to be completed.

They plan to complete this work, formally conclude the audit and issue their Auditors Annual report by 31 December 2021.

Download a copy of the Statement of Accounts 2020/21:

Statement of Accounts 2020-21 (new window, PDF 2013KB)

Allan Rainford: Treasurer (Section 151 Officer) to Cheshire Fire Authority, Winsford, CW7 2UA
Telephone: 01606 868845


Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Notice is hereby given that the Audit of the 2019-20 Accounts of Cheshire Fire Authority have been concluded as in accordance with Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act and the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 Part 5 regulation 16. 

Cheshire Fire Authority has issued its Statement of Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2020. These were approved by the Authority at its meeting on 27th November 2020.

The Statement of Accounts includes a narrative report, a statement of responsibilities, the financial statements, the independent auditors report and the annual governance statement.

Download a copy of the Statement of Accounts 2019/20:

Statement of Accounts 2019-20 (new window, PDF 2552KB)

View the Statement of Assurance:

Statement of Assurance

You can also find a full copy of the accounts at the Authority's Headquarters in Winsford. If you are a Local Government Elector in any of the Local Authority areas we serve (Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton or Warrington), underSection 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014you have the right, if you wish, to:

  • Inspect and make copies of the accounts

  • Inspect and make copies of reports made to the body by an auditor

  • Ask the Authority to make copies of the statements or reports, for which there would be a reasonable charge.

If you want to speak to someone about this, please contact:
Allan Rainford: Treasurer (Section 151 Officer) to Cheshire Fire Authority. 
Telephone: 01606 868845

Internal audit

Internal audit (new window, PDF 470KB)

External Audit

Download a copy of The Annual Audit Letter for Cheshire Fire Authority - Year ended 31st March 2020 (new window, PDF 470KB)


Here is an archive of old statements of accounts issued by Cheshire Fire Authority:

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Last updated: Friday 01 October 2021