Finance and Accounts

MERSEYSIDE FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY

AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2024

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 from 11th June 2024 – 22nd July 2024 between 9.30am – 4.00pm on weekdays any person may inspect, and make copies of the accounts and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other related documents of the Fire Authority for the year ended 31st March 2024, as stipulated in Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at Fire Service HQ, Bridle Road, Bootle, L30 4YD by prior arrangement. Please telephone 0151 296 4000 to make an appointment. The accounts are available to inspect on this website at the following link here.

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.
  • Objections should be addressed to Karen Murray, Forvis Mazars LLP at 1 St Peters Square, Manchester, M2 3DE.

A guide to your rights can be found at https://www.nao.org.uk/code-audit-practice/council-accounts-a-guide-to-your-rights /.

Date: 7th June 2024

Ria Groves (Legal Services)

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority

Fire and Rescue Headquarters

Bridle Road, Bootle,

Liverpool, L30 4YD

The Authority’s budget, final accounts and other relevant documents for previous years are available in this page. Please note the Financial Regulations and Contract Standing Orders form part of the Constitution.

If you have any comments on any aspect of the financial information contained on the website or would like further information please contact Mike Rea by
E-mail: mikerea@merseyfire.gov.uk
Tel: 0151 296 4225

Financial Year 2024-25

The Medium Term Financial Plan 2024/25 – 2028/29
Reserves Strategy

Efficiency & Productivity Plan for 2024/25

Financial Year 2023-24

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Statement of Accounts 2023-24 – UNAUDITED

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Efficiency & Productivity Plan 2023-24

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority Budget Summary 2023-24

Financial Year 2022-23

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority Budget Summary 2022-23 

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Statement of Accounts 2022-23

Financial Year 2021-22

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Statement of Accounts 2021-22

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority Value for Money Opinion 2021-22

Public Inspection Year End Accounts 31.3.2022

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority Budget Summary 2021-22 (PDF 952KB)

The Medium Term Financial Plan (including the Reserves Strategy) 2021-22 - 2025-26

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Statement of Accounts 2021-22

Financial Year 2020-21

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority Budget Summary 2020-21 (PDF 1MB)

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Statement of Accounts 2020-21

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Summary Statement of Accounts 2020-21

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority Value For Money Opinion 2020-21

The Medium Term Financial Plan (including the Reserves Strategy) 2020-21 - 2024-25

Financial Year 2019-20

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority Budget Summary 2019-2020 (PDF 808Kb)
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Statement of Accounts 2019-20
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Summary Statement of Accounts 2019-20
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority Annual Audit Letter 2019-20

The Medium Term Financial Plan (including the Reserves Strategy) 2019-20 - 2023-24

Financial Year 2018-19

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Statement of Accounts 2018-19 (PDF 3000Kb)
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority Budget Summary 2018-2019 (PDF 760Kb)
The Medium Term Financial Plan (including the Reserves Strategy) 2018-19 – 2022-23 (PDF 46Kb)
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Summary Statement of Accounts 2018-19 
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority Annual Audit Letter 2018-19


Financial Year 2017-18

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Statement of Accounts 2017-18 (PDF 3049Kb)
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Summary Statement of Accounts 2017-18 (PDF 629Kb)
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority Budget Summary 2017-2018 (PDF 760Kb)
The Medium Term Financial Plan (including the Reserves Strategy) 2017-18 – 2021-22 (PDF 35Kb)
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Authority Annual Audit Letter 2017-18

Financial Year 2016-17


Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Statement of Accounts 2016-17 (PDF 2790Kb)
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Summary Statement of Accounts 2016-17 (PDF 564Kb)