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Scheme of Governance and Financial Regulations


To approve the updated Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Common Scheme of Governance and the Common Financial Regulations.

Decision Summary

The Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Business Coordination Board (BCB) at their meeting on the 27th August 2015 discussed the proposal based on the following and agreed to the Common Scheme of Governance and Financial regulations as set out below and in the BCB paper

In April 2014 Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Police and Crime Commissioners and the respective Chief Constables (referred to as the BCH Strategic Alliance and legally recognised as Corporations Sole) adopted a common Scheme of Governance. In October 2014 the Corporations Sole adopted a common set of Financial Regulations.

The BCH Strategic Alliance Board held on 25 September 2014 agreed that both the Scheme of Governance and the Financial Regulations would be regularly updated to reflect the changing environments within the Corporations Sole and as collaboration between the three police forces takes hold.

Both the Scheme of Governance and Financial Regulations have been updated to reflect:

The Corporations Sole progression of collaboration and the changes in their respective environment and to.

  • ensure that both are consistent and support each other;

the progression in the needs and requirements of the Corporations Sole, both individually and within the collaboration that the Corporations Sole are partnering.