HIWFRA Standards and Governance Committee - Thursday 25 July 2024 2.30 pm

Venue: Room X/Y - Hampshire & IOW Fire & Police HQ, Eastleigh. View directions

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Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


Declarations of Interest

To enable Members to disclose to the meeting any disclosable pecuniary interest they may have in any matter on the agenda for the meeting, where that interest is not already entered in the Authority’s register of interests, and any other pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests in any such matter that Members may wish to disclose.



Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting held on 9 April 2024.



Pursuant to Standing Order 19, to receive any deputations to this meeting



Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements the Chairman may wish to make.


Annual Governance Statement 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Fire Officer, which presents the Annual Governance Report for approval.

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Fire Pension Board Annual Report 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 168 KB

To receive an annual report by the Chief Fire Officer from the Fire Pension  Board summarising the work of the Board for the 2023/24 financial year in the exercise of its functions.

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Internal Audit Annual Report and Opinion 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To receive a report from the Chief Internal Auditor on the adequacy and effectiveness of the Authority's framework of risk management, internal control and governance operated for the year ending 31 March 2024.

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Internal Audit Progress Report 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To receive a report from the Chief Internal Auditor giving an overview of internal audit work completed in accordance with the approved audit plans, and an overview of the status of ‘live’ reports.


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Internal Audit Management Actions Progress Report pdf icon PDF 167 KB

To receive a report from the Chief Fire Officer giving the latest update on the medium and high internal audit management actions that have not been completed within the agreed target date and are now overdue.


HIWFRA Review of CIPFA Guidance on Audit Committees pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To receive a report from the Chief Fire Officer, updating Members on work conducted by officers to self-assess the Standards and Governance Committee against the recent CIPFA guidance on Audit Committees, and provide some proposals to further improve its effectiveness.

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