On these pages you will find information about
the financial performance of Kent Fire and Rescue Service.
Click on any of the links below to find out more financial
information about the Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Service.
If you would like a hard copy of any of these documents please
Each year we produce information which gives a summary of
our recent performance along with details of how we intend to
Up to and including 2012/13, Council Tax information was
produced on this website and also in the form of a Council Tax
booklet, which was distributed to all homes across the
county. From 2013/14 this informaiton will only be made
available on this website.
Statement of Accounts
The Statement of Accounts are approved by the General Purposes
Committee (previously the Audit and Governance Committee) each
year. The 2012/13 Statement of Accounts were approved at the
General Purposes Committee on 27th June 2013 with an audit opinion
signed on 9th July 2013. The audit for 2012/13 was formally
concluded on 10 October 2013.
In 2010/11 the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations
2011 changed the format of the Governance Statement and for the
first time required the new document called ‘Governance Assurance
Statement’, to be approved separately to the Statement of Accounts
and not included within it. The annually approved Statement
of Accounts and the new Governance Assurance Statements are
Medium Term Financial Plan
We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of
all users in Kent and Medway, whilst delivering value for money to
the tax payer. Our approach to budgeting is sustainable and
business led, and is detailed in a document called the Medium Term
Financial Plan (MTFP). This document covers a
three year period and underpins the Safety Plan (previously known
as the Integrated Risk Management Plan), which provides an update
on the work of the service and our future plans.
The links below show the MTFP for each of the last three
External Audit Information
Annual Governance Report
With effect from September 2012 Grant Thornton
were appointed as the Authority’s new External Auditors, previously
this function had been undertaken by the Audit Commission.
As part of their annual review the External
Auditors, comment on the audit of the Statement of Accounts, the
systems of control that are in place alongside the Authority's
arrangements for securing economy, efficiency and effectiveness in
the use its resources.
The most recent External Auditors report is
Annual Audit Letter
Each year the External
Auditors also undertake an audit of the financial standing of Kent
and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority. Under the Audit Commission's
Code of Audit Practice, they are required to issue an Annual Audit
letter to the Authority, once the annual review is complete. (The
final audit letter, closing the 2012/13 audit will not be issued
until the Whole of Government Accounts (WGA) audit has been
The most recent audit letter which was issued on 10 October
2013 is detailed below.