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This section contains the MPA accounts, which details the statements of accounts, audit letters, budget submission and budget books.

Warning: This is archived material and may be out of date. The Metropolitan Police Authority has been replaced by the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPC).

See the MOPC website for further information.

MPA accounts

The following are financial documents published by the Metropolitan Police Authority.

Please note: The MPA financial year is from 1 April to 31 March.

Public notice - conclusion of Audit of Accounts for year ended 31 March 2011

Audit Commission Act 1998
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2003, as amended by the Accounts and Audit (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2006, and the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011

Notice is hereby given that the audit of accounts for the Metropolitan Police Authority for the year ended 31 March 2011 has been concluded.

The Statement of Accounts for 2010/11 is available for inspection Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm at Treasury Unit, MPA, Heron House, 10 Dean Farrar Street, London SW1H 0NY, by a local government elector within the area of the Metropolitan Police Authority. Any local government elector may make copies of the document.

The Statement of Accounts and the external auditor’s report on the accounts can also be viewed below

Financial year 2010 to 2011

Catherine Crawford
Chief Executive
Metropolitan Police Authority
10 Dean Farrar Street
London SW1H 0NY


  • Statement of Accounts
  • Audit Letter
    The audit letter to the MPA summarises the conclusions from the Audit Commission’s audit of the MPA. The three main elements of the audit are:
    • The accounts;
    • The financial aspects of corporate governance; and
    • Performance management.
  • Budget submission
    The MPA scrutinises and considers each year’s budget, with reference to ‘affordability’, how the budget fits in with the MPA’s priorities and taking into account the Mayor’s priorities. It then recommends a budget submission to the Mayor, highlighting how the MPA budget fits with the Annual Policing Plan and the Mayoral policies, priorities and strategies.
  • Budget books
    The information in the MPA budget books show how the resources of the MPA will be deployed to support core business activities and to respond to the increasing demands on the MPS and MPA. The MPA/MPS's approach to meeting these demands are set out in the Policing Plans.
  • Police use of Resources Reports (PURE)
    Report by the Audit Commission into the use of resources by the Metropolitan Police Service and Metropolitan Police Authority.

For more details of the MPA budget process please see the MPA Budget factsheet. Please also see part E and part F of the Standing Orders and regulations, which regulates the conduct of the Authority's business to ensure fair and accountable decision-making.

  • Part E: Financial Regulations
    Key element in the financial control framework within which the financial management of the MPA and the MPS takes place.
  • Part F: Contract Regulations
    Contract Regulations promote good purchasing practice and public accountability and deter corruption.


Where stated some reports are available in PDF (Portable Document Format), which require Adobe Acrobat Reader, available as a free download from Adobe.

Financial year 2009 to 2010

Financial year 2008 to 2009

Financial year 2002 to 2003

Financial year 2001 to 2002

Financial year 2000 to 2001

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