Force Management Statements and their Implications for Annual Governance Statements


Event summary

The CIPFA Police and Fire Network is pleased to announce two half-day events on the introduction of Force Management Statements (FMS) and their implications for Annual Governance Statements (AGS). We will look at the financial information required, governance issues and the timescales for gathering and reporting information, in order to feed back the relevant issues, minimise duplication with the AGS and get the most out of the new arrangements.


07 December 2017
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 13:45


Park Inn by Radission York City Centre
North Street
North Yorkshire
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Standard price

£195.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£150.00 excl VAT

*the event has started.

About this event

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) recently issued a consultation document on the Force Management Statement Template, which closes on 22 December. 

These two events, within the consultation period, are aimed at identifying how we can dovetail the FMS with the chief constable’s AGS, while also identifying any issues for the PCC’s AGS. How can we get the best out of the new arrangements? What are the issues for finance departments? How can we resolve them? 

There will be an opportunity for delegates to share ideas with those from other forces and we will feed back to HMICFRS on finance and governance issues raised at the events and possible solutions.

Who should attend

Chief financial officers, finance staff and heads of corporate governance from police forces and OPCCs and heads of internal audit or their staff.


  • Finding out about the finance and governance issues relating to the introduction of force management statements.
  • Discussing how force management statements can dovetail with the AGS to minimise duplication of effort and get the most out of the new arrangements.
  • Discussing the issues and approaches with finance and governance colleagues from other forces and OPCCs.


  • Accounting
  • / Efficiency
  • / Financial management
  • / Financial reporting
  • / Governance
  • / Local government
  • / Performance improvement and policy
  • / Police
  • / Value for money

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Speaker - Alison Dewhirst, Police Advisor, Police Network

Alison Dewhirst

Alison has worked in and for policing for over twenty years since her first days as a researcher for City of London Police and has experienced an incredible amount of change in the sector over that time. Alison runs the CIPFA Police and Fire Network, running events and writing publications. She contributes to the CIPFA Police Panel and works closely with CIPFA policy and technical colleagues on police accounting issues. E:, T: 01904 675587.