I want to personally welcome all Police Sector and AFEP programme members to the first edition of our quarterly Police Sector Newsletter. The aim is to keep our valued members informed of the latest concerns affecting the police sector in terms of financial management, sustainability, good governance, strategy, leadership and best practice.
This newsletter will report and discuss all the issues that have the potential to impact how forces plan for the future, and will include a brief overview of AFEP activities and events.
If you have any questions, please email me or Alison Dewhirst. If you have any suggestions regarding the topics and issues you’d like us to cover, let us know. We hope you enjoy the read!
Watch Rob Whiteman’s response to the recent announcement of 20,000 new police officers | Find out why CIPFA would welcome multi-year settlements and supports the case for a police allocation formula review.
Upcoming Police and Fire network events dates – The network is holding two events on Finance and Accounting developments for Police and Fire Services on 1 October and 2 October. The events will focus on the latest hot topics in police finance, technical accounting developments, CIPFA’s FM Code and the Redmond Review.
We will also be examining the financial implications of the PM’s announcement for an additional 20,000 officers to be recruited over the next three years.
Click to view the full event planner, which includes Financial Advisory Network (FAN) events.
You will need your MyCIPFA login or to register for a login to access the CIPFA Police and Fire Horizon Scanning briefing. These informative papers include government bills, secondary legislation and signposts announcements, policing and fire and rescue reports, service developments and strategic policing news.
This latest document includes the following updates, and much more:
Neil Chamberlain, Director of Commercial Services at West Midlands Police, highlights the different ways that CIPFA has supported his organisation and comments on the fantastic networking opportunities that CIPFA’s training sessions provide. Click to view.
James Payne, Chief Executive Officer at the office of the police and crime commissioners for Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton, spoke at CIPFA’s CFO retreat about how forces throughout the UK saved £20m | Find out how CIPFA’s NPEG benchmarking exercise supported those savings. Read more.
The Police and Fire information stream provides an overview of the organisation and financial management of the police service and fire and rescue service.
Access to TISonline Police and Fire stream, which has been designed to support finance professionals, address legislative concerns | income generation | pension schemes | value for money and much more.
A current subscription and MyCIPFA login is required to access the numerous police information streams reports that reside under 7 key topics. Police and Fire organisations that wish to subscribe to TISonline can find more information here.
Please note - AFEP full licence holders have access to TIS within their current subscription.
The following police sector specific publications are available to order Treasury Management in the Public Services: Guidance Notes for Local Authorities includes Police and Fire Authorities (2018) Hard and soft copy versions available. Find out more.
Audit Committees: Practical Guidance for Local Authorities and Police (2018 Edition) Find out more.