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Governance codes and reports

This section contains the codes and procedures which govern the work of the Fire Authority and its committees, together with the annual reports on governance matters.

Code of Corporate Governance
Here you will find the Authority's Code of Corporate Governance.

Fire Authority Members' Handbook
This handbook contains information aimed at assisting Members on a day to day basis, such as details of committees' terms of reference and Standing Orders.

Members Code of Conduct
Here you will find the Members Code of Conduct.

Standards Sub-Committee

Annual Statement of Assurance

The Fire Services National Framework requires Fire Authorities to publish an Annual Statement of Assurance. For 2012/13 the Authority has adopted its Annual Report as the Statement. This can be found here

Annual Governance Reports and Audit and Inspection Letters

Until 2008, annual audit and inspection was carried out by the Audit Commission under Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA) procedures. From 2009 to 2010, this changed to Comprehensive Area Assessment (CAA), which in turn was abolished by the Government in May 2010.

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