The Audit Commission is an independent organisation that was established for the purpose of monitoring local government organisations to ensure they operate efficiently and provide value for money. The Commission are responsible for appointing auditors to undertake an external examination of our accounts and financial affairs. They routinely produce reports which highlight various aspects of the work we do as an emergency service and the services we provide.
In order to assist with this effort we work closely with auditors from the Commission, each year providing them with the information they need to carry out their assessments.
The relationship between our Service and the Audit Commission is governed by a Code of Practice and Statement of Responsibilities. These document are available on the Audit Commission website and can be found by following the links below.