The Statements of Accounts are produced every year by the PCC and the Chief Constable. The law requires the accounts to comply with national accounting standards.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside and the Chief Constable of Merseyside Police - Audit of Accounts 2022/23

Notice of Public Rights 

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

Notice is hereby given under The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 that from Thursday 1st June to the Wednesday 12th July 2023 between the hours of 9.30 am and 4.00 pm, 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 Commissioner and/or the Chief Constable for the year ended 31st March 2023, as stipulated in Sections 25 and 26 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at one of the addresses below by prior arrangement. Please telephone 0151 777 5155 to make an appointment. The accounts will also be available on the following web sites;-

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 PCC Chief Finance Officer at the address below. Any objection must state the grounds on which the objection is being made and particulars of:-

 i) any item of account which is alleged to be contrary to law; and

 ii) 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 Michael Green, Director Audit, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Landmark, St Peter's Square, 1 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 4PB.

A guide to your rights can be found here.

Dated 19th May 2023

Audit of Accounts 2021/22

Notice of Certification of Completion of the Audit

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under Regulation 16 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 the Independent Auditor has completed the audit of the above accounts for the year ended 31st March 2022.

An unqualified opinion and the audit certificate on the accounts were issued by the Auditor on 16th December 2022.  On 11th May 2023 the Auditor also issued unqualified conclusions on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC) and Chief Constable’s arrangements for securing economy, efficiency and effectiveness in their use of resources as required by the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (the ‘Act’), the Code of Audit Practice and supporting guidance.

Any interested local government elector may request a copy of the accounts by writing to the Chief Finance Officer at the address below or by either viewing and downloading them from the PCC’s website, or Merseyside Police’s web site, . Alternatively, copies of the accounts may be inspected during the hours of 10am to 4pm, by appointment, at the address below. This right is conferred on local government electors by Section 25 of the Act.

Dated 22nd May 2023

John Riley,
Chief Finance Officer,
Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Merseyside,
Mather Avenue Training Centre,
Mather Avenue,
L18 9TG.


Keith Dickinson
Director of Resources
Merseyside Police
Rose Hill
15 Cazneau Street
L3 3AN

Statement of Accounts 2022/23

Previous Statement of Accounts

Please use the link below to find the Statement of Accounts for all previous years:

Statement of Accounts 2013-21