Welcome to RSM’s latest emergency services sector briefing which provides a useful source of insight into recent developments and publications affecting the sector.
As the policing and crime bill makes its way through parliament, the role and remit of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) has the potential to become far wider, and the need for effective public engagement will continue to grow. While police forces and fire and rescue services may still be considering the implications of the bill and how further collaboration, to achieve greater efficiency or effectiveness, may be enabled, we do know that the Independent Police Complaints Commission will change.
Funding is a theme that runs through both the police and fire and rescue sectors. There is the potential for further efficiency savings required in 2019-20, following Budget announcements, while PCCs and forces are uncertain what police funding will be after 2016-17 as a result of the stalled funding formula review and the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has warned of the risks posed in relation to the future sustainability of fire and rescue services.
In light of these uncertainties, download our emergency services sector update for further information and key questions that police forces, PCCs and fire and rescue services should consider in order to identify and manage their risks.
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