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In April 2017, the intermediaries legislation, known as IR35, was revised by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to include specific rules for off-payroll working in the public sector. This report proposes a new policy, which includes a compliance framework and guidance, to support the Brigade achieve compliance with the IR35 provisions in relation to awarding contracts for services to third parties.
This report is submitted in accordance with Financial Regulation 22 which requires that the statutory finance officer (Director of Corporate Services) submit a mid-year monitoring report on the activities of the London Fire Commissioner’s (LFC) treasury management operation to the Commissioner’s Board.
This report highlights the immediate skills gap faced by the Brigade’s specialist fire safety teams, in an unprecedented time of demand combined with the lack of available qualified and competent staff nationally, both in the public and private sector.
This report presents the External Auditor’s Annual Audit Letter 2017/18 in respect of the former London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and summarises the findings to the London Fire Commissioner from the 2017/18 audit. The audit comprised of two elements : the audit of the financial statements; and the assessment of the Authority’s arrangements to achieve value for money in the use of its resources.That the London Fire Commissioner notes the findings in the External Auditor's Letter.
The Mayor has written to the London Fire Commissioner to consult the LFC before preparing his draft component budget for the LFC for 2019/20. The Mayor is proposing to provide funding of £391.3m for the London Fire Commissioner in that year. This report provides a proposed budget submission to the Mayor that will meet that financial requirement.
This paper presents a new information and technology strategy for the Brigade – LFB in a digital world – covering the three year period 2019 to 2021. The strategy presents a high level view of the strategic information technology and information management priorities for the Brigade. A vision of the way ahead for the use of digital technologies is illustrated in appendix A through a series of ‘personas’, with top information and technology priorities over the life of the strategy in appendix B.
London Fire Brigade have been delivering dedicated community safety activities for nearly 20 years. There is a wide variety of evidence which supports the effectiveness of the fire service in reducing fire and wider community risks through community safety activities, projects, messages and initiatives.
The draft London Safety Plan (2017) proposed to move the second pumping appliance from Kingston Fire Station to New Malden Fire Station. In response to the consultation and improving local performance of the second appliance average attendance time, the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority decided to delay that decision and to review the position in a year. The findings of the review are set out in this report.
Her Majesty the Queen was petitioned and has now granted Royal Licence to the transfer of London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority’s Arms to the London Fire Commissioner.
This report provides the London Fire Commissioner with the Head of Internal Audit’s annual opinion on the effectiveness of the London Fire Brigade’s internal control framework and details of progress on work undertaken during the year 2017/18. The London Fire Commissioner receives the report.
This report summarises the work carried out under the Internal Audit Shared Service Agreement by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime’s (MOPAC) Directorate of Audit, Risk and Assurance in the first quarter of 2018/19. The London Fire Commissioner notes the work undertaken by Internal Audit and the current assessment of the adequacy of ithe internal control framework for each review.
Under the Policing and Crime Act 2017, the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) was abolished on 31 March 2018 and the London Fire Commissioner (the Commissioner) has been established as a corporation sole and new functional body from today, 1 April 2018.