The Fire Authority has external auditors appointed by central government to assess its financial standing. The Fire Authority also appoints internal auditors to ensure internal systems of control are appropriate.
In addition, Central Government (via the Audit Commission) undertakes an annual assessment of our Use of Resources and Managing Finances as part of the Comprehensive Area Assessment (CAA). This audit effectively looks at how well the service is using its physical resources to provide an efficient and effective service.
Audit Commission's organisational assessment 2009 for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority
Annual audit letter
The Authority's appointed auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, undertakes an annual audit of the financial standing of the Fire Authority. They are required, under the Code of Audit Practice, to highlight all issues of significance arising from an audit, in the form of an annual audit letter. Recent versions of these can be found below:
- Audit Letter 2008-2009 - PDF document, 237 KB
- Audit Letter 2007-2008 - PDF document, 139 KB
- Audit Letter 2006-2007 - PDF document, 126 KB
- Audit Letter 2005-2006 - PDF document, 103 KB
- Audit Letter 2004-2005 - PDF document, 162 KB