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Governance, Audit and Scrutiny Committee

The Governance, Audit and Scrutiny Committee is a key component of the Authority’s corporate governance. It provides an independent and high-level focus on the audit, assurance and reporting arrangements that underpin good governance and financial standards (and its full terms of reference can be found in the Fire Authority's Constitution.

The purpose of the Committee is to provide independent advice and recommendations to the HFA on the adequacy of the governance and risk management frameworks, internal controls and financial reporting, and internal and external audit, thereby helping to ensure efficient and effective assurance arrangements are in place.

The Committee sets its own scrutiny programme annually, looking at a variety of aspects of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service's work and policy implimentation from the point of view of the communities it serves in order to provide constructive feedback and recommendations to improve the Service.