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050/2013 – Appointment of Independent Member of the Joint Audit Committee – 28 May 2013

Executive Summary and recommendation:

In accordance with the statutory Code of Practice for Financial Management in the police service, Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables must establish joint Audit Committees made up of persons independent of the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner and the Police Service. The arrangements for the Joint Audit Committee were put in place by way of Decision Notice 02/2012.

The Joint Audit Committee for North Yorkshire currently has 1 vacancy for such independent persons. This proposal recommends the appointment of Howard Cutler, who as a former Human Resources Director has extensive experience in the management of all aspects of the HR function and is currently self-employed as HR Consultant specialising in Employment Law. Mr Cutler also served as a JP from 1995 to 2013. The Chief Constable has been consulted and assents to the appointment.

Police and Crime Commissioner decision:

That Howard Cutler be appointed as a member of the Joint Audit Committee.

Signature Date 28 May 2013
Title Police & Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire

Public Access to Information

The Police and Crime Commissioner wishes to be as open and transparent as possible about the decisions he/she takes or are taken in his/her name. All decisions taken by the Commissioner will be subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

As a general principle, the Commissioner expects to be able to publish all decisions taken and all matters taken into account and all advice received when reaching the decision. Part 1 of this Notice will detail all information which the Commissioner will disclose into the public domain. The decision and information in Part 1 will be made available on the NYPCC web site within 2 working days of approval.

Only where material is properly classified as restricted under the GPMS or if that material falls within the description at 2(2) of The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011 will the Commissioner not disclose decisions and/or information provided to enable that decision to be made. In these instances, Part 2 of the Form will be used to detail those matters considered to be restricted. Information in Part 2 will not be published.

Is there a Part 2 to this Notice –NO

Tick to confirm statement √
Director/Chief Officer Joanna Carter has reviewed the request and is satisfied that it is correct and consistent with the NYPCC’s plans and priorities.
Legal Advice Legal advice has been sought on this proposal and is considered not to expose the PCC to risk of legal challenge.
Financial Advice The CC CFO has both been consulted on this proposal, for which budgetary provision already exists or is to be made in accordance with Part 1 or Part 2 of this Notice
Equalities Advice An assessment has been made of the equality impact of this proposal. Either there is considered to be minimal impact or the impact is outlined in Part1 or Part2 of this Notice.
I confirm that all the above advice has been sought and received and I am satisfied that this is an appropriate request to be submitted for a decision Claire Askew 23 May 2013
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