Do County Constabularies and their corresponding local Fire services tend to have the same auditor?

Some county constabularies and fire services do currently have the same appointed auditor. Back in 2016/7 after receiving notification that an authority had decided to opt into our scheme, we asked if there was a need for their authority to have the same appointed auditor as another opted-in local government, police or fire body or bodies, and why this is required. We plan to follow a similar approach in 2021/22.

We were able to accommodate virtually all requests, but sometimes there are contrary reasons (eg strategic/service partnerships with bodies from different areas).