Spring Strategic Briefings


Event summary

The CIPFA Police and Fire Network is pleased to announce two events on the latest strategic, policy and finance issues for police and crime commissioners, police forces and fire and rescue authorities/services.


14 March 2018
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:30


CIPFA Mansell Street
77 Mansell Street
E1 8AN
[See map]

Standard price

£325.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£295.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Given the recent announcement by the Home Secretary on the financial settlement, we will focus on strategies for financial reserves. As the first force management statements are being prepared by forces before their submission date of May, we will have an update from HMICFRS on the latest information and the revised FMS template. 

We will also hear the latest on internal audit and the work of the Police Audit Group as well as the latest from CIPFA on their work with the police and fire sectors, including current consultations and publications.

Who should attend

Chief financial officers, finance staff and heads of strategic development and business change from police forces and OPCCs and fire and rescue authorities/services.


Attendees will benefits from: 

  • finding out about latest strategic, policy and finance developments facing the police and fire sectors
  • considering the strategies for financial reserves and how we can make the optimum use of reserves
  • finding out the latest on Force Management Statements
  • hearing the latest on the work of Internal Audit and the Police Audit Group
  • hearing the latest CIPFA developments
  • discussing the practical issues with colleagues from other OPCCs, police forces and fire and rescue authorities/services.


  • Accounting
  • / Efficiency
  • / Governance
  • / Local government
  • / Police
  • / Shared services
  • / 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: alison.dewhirst@cipfa.org, T: 01904 675587.