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Report & Financial Statements For the year ended 31st March 2013

Company Registration No. 3677186 (England and Wales) Registered Charity No. 1074071


Contents 03 Legal and Administrative Information 04 CFOA at a Glance 06 Aims and Objectives 10 Structure and Governance 14 Operations Directorate 16 People and Organisational Development Directorate 18 Corporate Services and Sector Improvement 20 Prevention, Protection and Road Safety Directorate 22 Related Organisations 24 Financial Review 26 Independent Auditors’ Report to the Members and Trustees 28 Financial Reports

Chief Fire Officers’ Association - Report & Financial Statements year ended 31st March 2013 The Chief Fire Officers‘ Association | 9-11 Pebble Close | Amington | Tamworth | Staffordshire | B77 4RD | Telephone +44 (0) 1827 302300 | Fax +44 (0) 1827 302399 | www.cfoa.org.uk Registered in England as a Limited Company: No 3677186 | Registered in England as a Charity: No 1074071 | VAT Registration No: GB902195446

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Legal & Administrative Information Chief Fire Officers Association Registered in England as a Limited Company: No 03677186 Registered in England as a Charity: No 1074071 Solicitors Directors Downs V. Randeniya (President) 156 High Street P. Fuller (Vice President) Dorking P. Dartford (Vice President Elect) Surrey D. Curry RH4 1BQ D. Prichard R. Dobson Auditors S. Johnson Saffery Champness R. Wilsher Lion House A. Hay Red Lion Street London Registered Office WC1R 4GB 9-11 Pebble Close Amington Company Secretary Tamworth Rhonda Bedford Staffs (resigned 31 May 2013) B77 4RD Bankers HSBC Bank Plc 10 Market Street Tamworth Staffordshire B79 7LZ Thank you to all the Fire and Rescue Services who kindly allowed us to use their photographs.

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CFOA at a Glance CFOA is the professional voice of the UK Fire and Rescue Service. We are primarily a membership association that provides professional advice and guidance

There were 305 past members at 31 March 2013. The Association also has 1 honorary member.

Membership of the Association Individual Members Ordinary membership of the Association is open to principal fire officers / chief executives and area managers or equivalent in Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs) and Principal Fire Officers and Area Managers who have comparable responsibilities elsewhere in the public services of the United Kingdom. At 31 March 2013, there were 388 ordinary members of the Association.

Professional Partners Every UK FRS is a CFOA Professional Partner, meaning their staff get access to a number of benefits. CFOA Professional Partner staff: • Lead, engage and influence the profession • Engage in, and learn from, professional peer networks • Stay informed about key compliance and regulation issues • Receive regular updates on strategic, technical, financial and policy developments

CFOA Members contribute to the national agenda and engage in personal development opportunities. By its very nature our work involves exposure to political influences which is invaluable experience for our future leaders. With a strong membership we are better positioned to influence and provide leadership.

• Widen local horizons with national and international perspective

When ordinary members retire or resign from the fire service they are eligible to become past members.

Every Professional Partner is eligible to receive: • A seat on the FRS Council

• Have an opportunity for personal development throughout their careers • Participate in a sector knowledge network

Every UK FRS has a number of staff with access to communities who use it as a vital tool to discuss upcoming issues and share learning. • Fire Futures Forums reports and outcomes • Expert advice and information to support their FRS • Warnings of risk critical events within other services • A central resource that develops communications in response to local incidents with national ramifications • The ability to publish enforcement data in a legally compliant way and identify national trends • Notification of new timber frame construction sites within their local area • Introductions to organisations outside the fire sector as potential partners Member Engagement CFOA Members are encouraged to engage in regional and national activity to develop policy and in doing so, develop their own professional skills. Members are given opportunities to become involved in national projects, tasks and working groups across numerous subject areas, all of which seek to

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improve service delivery and reduce risk to the public. The majority of CFOA’s national committees have regional representatives to ensure that professional input is sourced from across the whole of the UK. Such engagement prepares members for future responsibilities and is vital for career progression.

The following charts provide a snapshot of the change in income sources over the last five years, how we spend our money on our strategic aims and the changes to the staffing levels within the CFOA Group. Greater detail on the information shown can be found throughout the Trustees Report.

Members also have the opportunity to comment on current issues and inform the direction of CFOA through the Members’ Sounding Board (MSB) which meets regularly.

CFOA Income 2007/8 - 2012/13

Three Member Conferences are run every year to support the development of the ordinary membership and shape national thinking. Programmes have been themed to align with topical national issues and provide members with opportunities to get together with peers to share ideas and working practices. Speakers are chosen who will challenge the audience and each conference also has a live debate.

CFOA channels the expertise of the FRS to produce guidance, advice and notable practice on a wide range of issues stretching from Occupational Health to working with Children and Young People and from Water Rescue to Data and Statistics. With over 100 Lead Officers and countless dedicated practitioners the experience and knowledge harnessed by the organisation is used for the benefit of the whole sector and for the benefit of our communities. Communities There are currently over 150 online communities covering a wide range of topics. Most of our working groups have a dedicated community and access is restricted. However, many communities are practitioner based, for example road safety or prevention and protection, and allow access to any member of a subscribing fire and rescue service that has expertise in the right area.

Income (£’s) 1,800,000 1,600,000

Other

1,400,000

Sponsorship/AGM Sales

1,200,000

CFOA National Resilience Ltd

1,000,000

CFOA Services Ltd

800,000

Corporate Subs/Professional Partners

600,000

Individual Membership

400,000

Grant (Special Projects)

2000,000 Grant (General 2007/08

2008/09

2009/10

Year

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

CFOA Expenditure on Strategic Aims (excludes Trading Expenditure)

6% Governance 25% Support CFOA Members 29% Communicating 23% Professional Advice 17% Current Leadership

Staff by Organisation 40

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Aims and Objectives Despite the changes and challenges faced by the UK Fire Sector, the mission that directs our work remains as valid as ever:

To reduce the loss of life, personal injury and damage to property and the environment by improving the quality of fire fighting, rescue, fire protection and fire prevention in the United Kingdom.

Through our mission, strategic aims and objectives our activities have continued to promote improvement within the fire and rescue service for the benefit of the public and communities across the United Kingdom. The beneficiaries of our work are the UK public as a whole as they benefit from an improved FRS capable of saving more lives and all the work we do is planned with this aim in mind. This Trustees Report outlines the issues addressed in 2012/13. The Trustees have referred to the Charity Commission’s general guidance on public benefit when planning our objectives for this year and for the future. In particular, the trustees consider how planned activities will contribute to the aims and objectives set out below.

Strategic Aims Four strategic aims continue to shape the direction of the Association and guide every aspect of our business:

Leadership CFOA will lead, from centre stage, and firmly influence the future direction of the FRS on professional, managerial and leadership issues which affect the service.

Professional Advice CFOA will be the focal point for professional advice that drives and contributes to the development of policy which impacts upon the UK Fire and Rescue Service.

Communication CFOA will effectively communicate views and priorities to inform key decision makers.

Development CFOA will support its members to achieve individual and collective improvement.

These aims are pursued through the provision of advice, information, leadership, research and other services to the Association’s own members and to the relevant bodies, such as the online notification system developed in partnership with the UK Timber Framed Association.

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Strategic Objectives Our Board has collective responsibility for a number of key issues which enable the Association to function effectively and form a bridge between our aspirational aims and the practical plans to deliver them: • To take a leadership role in influencing, lobbying and shaping national policy across the UK by working with all major political parties, senior officials and key partners.

skills and capacity to deliver our national programme of work through a member engagement process. • To be the ‘channel of choice’ for information for all our members, the fire and rescue service and specified third parties by enhancing our knowledge management capability. • To ensure the Association is financially sustainable and operates efficiently, remains resilient, agile and able to adapt and respond to the future demands of the sector.

• To show determined and unambiguous leadership to the sector by supporting members, sharing notable practice, and producing guidance and advice. • To drive and support safe, efficient and resilient prevention, protection and response activities within the fire and rescue service in the UK by strong and proactive engagement, which delivers enhanced value at local, regional and national levels.

• Engaging, inspiring and enabling our members and leveraging their

We are the professional voice of the UK FRS, supporting our members to fulfil their leadership role through the provision of strategic and technical guidance.

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Aims and Objectives

Interoperability - Through our Communication and Operations Directorate, and Lobbying Priorities working alongside colleagues from There has been a number of highthe Association of Chief Police profile stories which has seen Officers (ACPO), the Association of CFOA representatives interviewed Ambulance Chief on prime time Executives (AACE) programmes Over the past three on television and Government years, we have been channels such departments, we working hard to grow our as the BBC have taken a leading media profile and national and ITV and role in driving media activity has grown in national and coordinating steadily as a result. the national newspapers and interoperability magazines. programme and CFOA Board identified seven key ensuring that FRSs work as communications and lobbying effectively as possible with other priorities for the Association to focus emergency services. We have its efforts on over year 2012-2013. sought to ensure that systems are proportionate and fit for purpose.

Localism - The passing of the Localism Act, the new National Framework and the introduction of Local Business rate retention scheme through the Local Government Finance Bill has resulted in new powers and much greater responsibility being handed to UK FRS. Issues relating to transparency, accountability and community involvement all have the potential to profoundly impact upon the governance and management of UK FRS and we have sought to ensure that the FRS is able to make longer term financial plans in this new environment. Health and Safety - The safety of the UK’s firefighters remains a major concern. Following a number of high profile incidents and the publication of Lord Young’s ‘Common Sense Common Safety’, ‘Striking the Balance’ and the Löfstedt Review, the health and safety landscape continues to change. We have built an effective working relationship with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to assist in providing clarity to the FRS and operational context to the HSE. We have also ensured FRS national operational guidance is proportional to the risk and health & safety legislation.

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“To reduce the loss of life, personal injury and damage to property and the environment by improving the quality if fire fighting, rescue, fire protection and fire prevention in the United Kingdom” Sprinklers Funding Capacity Flooding National Conditions Sprinklers save lives, Current economic climate Flooding incidents are of Service reduce injuries, protect is leading to profound increasing. We support Current agreed conditions firefighters and reduce changes to funding. We the need for a fully funded are archaic and restrictive. damage to property and believe it is ethical that national capacity. We believe greater flexibility, the environment. FRS must be properly particular at a time of shrinking and transparently funded. budgets would be useful. National Resilience National resilience remains one of our highest priorities and responsibility must remain with central government.

Firefighting Safety The safety of the UK’s firefighters remains our main concern.

Ageing Safety Road Safety Elderly people are at We are committed to greater risk from fire, we reducing the number of will continue to provide deaths on the road. help and guidance to FRS partners to reduce risk.

Core Values - Service to the Community, Diversity, People, Improvements

National Resilience - The importance of National Resilience in the face of the threat of terrorism and natural disasters is readily apparent. We continue to provide professional advice to the government on National Resilience issues. We also seek to ensure adequate funding for FRSs for any new burdens placed upon Services as a result of changes to National Resilience. Better Regulation - We have lobbied for improved national regulation on a number of issues, including sprinklers and timber frame buildings. We have proactively supported the work of both the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to ensure a consistent joined up approach to the competing agendas of national economic recovery and healthier lives and localism whilst

raising awareness of the issues faced by the FRS. We have established a strong working relationship with the UK Timber Framed Association and continue to provide the SiteSafe online system. Road Safety - FRSs are seeing an increasing amount of resources used to respond to, and try to prevent road traffic collisions (RTC) and we have continued to provide strategic leadership both in the prevention and operational arenas. We have established a new structure to address national road safety issues under the Prevention, Protection and Road Safety Directorate and have developed effective relationships with key partners such as Road Safety GB and ACPO. Funding - The Government’s austerity measures and the consequent reductions in funding for

public services are placing significant pressures on FRSs to deliver cash efficiencies without increasing risks in their communities. The changes to the funding mechanism for fire have also created uncertainty of future central grant resources at the same time as restrictions are placed on local council tax income. CFOA continues to lobby for a fair funding settlement for fire in Spending Reviews and will press for adequate funding for national resilience capabilities. Throughout the year, as the external environment changed, our lobbying priorities had to adapt and the messaging house above was developed in January 2013 to help to provide clarity on our external communication priorities.

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Structure and Governance The Association is governed by a Board of Trustees who are all also serving fire officers CFOA Board There are nine directors on the Association’s Board, each of whom is also a trustee of the charity. The Board consists of the Presidential Team, four Strategic Directors holding portfolios and two co-opted Directors. The Vice-President Elect is elected by ballot of all ordinary members, becoming Vice-President and President after a year in each

of the preceding offices. Four other directors are also elected by ballot of all ordinary members for a two to three year term. The Board can coopt up to three Board Directors for a period of one year. New trustees are familiarised with the workings of CFOA, policies and procedures and governance through a comprehensive induction

Board Structure

programme, ongoing support and training. Each new Trustee is given a handbook on appointment to the Board and specific training requirements are explored. The ongoing training needs of the Board of Trustees are monitored in the light of any revised legislation or requirement.

Presidential Team: President, Vice President, Vice President-Elect

Company Secretary/Business Director

Corporate Services & Sector Improvement (CSSI) Director

Operations Director

People & Organisational Development (POD) Director

Prevention, Protection & Road Safety (PPRS) Director

Our President chairs the Board and, with the Presidential Team, takes the lead on their behalf in driving forward the Association’s business, and in promoting liaison and partnership with the many partners in the fire community. Other Directors are allocated responsibilities for particular portfolios.

Co-Opted Director

Co-Opted Director

The portfolios cover Operations, Prevention, Protection and Road Safety, People & Organisational Development and Corporate Services & Sector Improvement. Over the course of the year our Board met regularly to review financial matters, monitor performance and the progress of activities and consider the associated risks. The Board delegates the day to day executive business management to the Business Director at CFOA Headquarters (HQ) in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

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Presidential Team that served throughout the 2012-13 year

Business Presidential Team. A wide range of Management A wide range of support as well as Our small and support, as well as sharing and learning committed HQ sharing and learning opportunities are team provides opportunities, are facilitated through an independent facilitated through headquarters. support and headquarters. The knowledge base team also provides coordinating effective governance the activities of the Boards of the and business management to ensure Association and its subsidiaries. The financial and legal compliance. team manages the Association’s Bespoke web based products such membership packages, provides as the Enforcement and Prosecution administrative support and Registers are developed and information systems in addition to managed by our HQ team. We providing executive support to the

continue to develop, and ensure the appropriate use of, the CFOA Group brand which is a key element of the success of the Group. Resources Committee As part of the Board’s continual review of governance processes, the Resources Committee was established to coordinate the activities of CFOA’s wholly owned subsidiary companies to enhance the oversight process and optimise transparency between the subsidiaries and CFOA Board.

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Structure and Governance Risk Register

• Appreciating and addressing

A CFOA Risk Register covers both

governance and corporate

general and charity risks. The

responsibilities i.e. policies and

Register defines the level of risk

guidance published in the name

and ascribes a value to each risk.

of the Association with appropriate

The register is regularly reviewed

liability and quality control to ensure

and updated as part of the business

brand value is maintained.

management process to identify any gaps and deficiencies that require

FRS Council

further attention.

FRS Council was established to

Key risks for the Association

voice, more coherent, and therefore

during the year were: • Identifying sustainable income streams at a time of austerity • Maintaining influence with key stakeholders at a time when there is a shift in the political agenda at a national / local level • Keeping pace with the knowledge and information requirements of the Association and its membership

make our position as the professional stronger professionally.

This unique environment, at Chief Officer level, provides an opportunity to have meaningful debate on national issues and share thoughts with those who are ultimately accountable within their own Authorities. FRS Council continues to be very well attended with an average of 45 services represented at each meeting. Fire Futures Forum We established Fire Futures Forums in late 2011 to assist FRSs working with stakeholders to contribute to solving societal problems. Five forums have been held throughout this year and have covered a diverse range of topics;

FRS council is an informal forum where we bring together the most senior representative from each fire and rescue service empowered to speak or vote on behalf of their service, • Interoperability with an intention to influence CFOA positions and to give our • 2020 Fire (the Future of the Fire Board a whole service wide view and Rescue Service) on any particular issue. • Better Regulation • Leadership in Europe • Road Safety

Reports have been developed from the forums which have been used to shape future work in these areas and have been shared with all attendees, Chief Fire Officers and other interested stakeholders. Members’ Sounding Board (MSB) At a local level, members of the Association have both regional and independent representatives on the MSB. The MSB continues to

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Our Network • Over 250 meetings were held in 2012/13 all of which helped us to achieve our strategic aims and objectives • Over 3000 people from UKFRS and external stakeholders attended meetings at our HQ • Our online communities are accessed by individuals from every FRS across the UK engage and challenge members to consider significant issues facing the FRS. The MSB is a valuable conduit between CFOA Board and the wider membership. One MSB member attends each CFOA Board meeting and provides a report to both bodies. CFOA Group Structure Trading activities are carried out through three wholly owned subsidiary companies: CFOA

Services Ltd (CSL), CFOA National Resilience (CNR) and CFOA Publications Ltd (CPL).

• 120 Lead Officers provide subject matter expertise for the Association

Our subsidiaries were established to generate income through trading activities and protect the charity from the associated risks. Further information on the individual subsidiaries can be found on page 22 of this report.

• Nearly 8000 people have a registered CFOA account

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Operations Directorate We develop, support and promote operational competence, common processes, practices and procedures that enable FRS to deliver a professional and effective response to meet the range of incidents they may encounter.

Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP) We have taken the leading role in the establishment of JESIP and remain strongly committed to fully embedding effective interoperability across the blue light services. Key JESIP outcomes are already beginning to be fed into the blue light services, with the introduction of a Joint Decision Making Model and Doctrine that will lead to a common understanding of terminology and procedures across the services, particularly at the critical initial response stage. National Operational Guidance Programme The establishment of the sector led development and publication of Operational Guidance is a great example of multi-organisational cooperation between us and the Local Government Association (LGA) supported by London Fire Brigade (LFB). We are actively directing the process at a strategic level via our Director for Operations (Chair of the Ops Guidance Programme Board) and John Mills (Chair of the

Operational Guidance Group). Key products, such as new or updated guidance on Fires in the Built Environment, Incident Command, Environmental Protection and Safe Working on or near Water, are under development and due for delivery to the fire sector from January 2014 onwards.

Programme has been on an equal basis, almost certainly due to our high national profile. Key milestones achieved during 2012/13 include delivery and agreement of the High Level Business Requirements which have supported the development and approval of the Strategic Outline Business Case.

Emergency Services Mobile Communications Project (ESMCP) In the last 12 months, progress on ESMCP has been significant and the Next steps engagement include through our Our Director for Operations Requirements networks has continues to chair the JESIP Elaboration ensured that Strategic Programme Board, an and Market the interests instrumental role, at the request Engagement, of the fire of the Home Office. leading towards and rescue the development service of the Outline Business Case in the have remained a key focus. FRSs current financial year. have been kept informed of ESMCP developments through a number Managed Motorways of CFOA circulars and workshops We have, on behalf of the profession, which have ensured that every FRSs been working across sectors, this in England, Scotland and Wales time with the Association of Chief has engaged with the Programme. Police Officers (ACPO) and the Given the relative investment in FRS Highways Agency, to review and telecoms, when compared with the update the National Guidance other emergency services, we are Framework for incidents on the proud that the engagement with the strategic roads network.

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Over the 2013/14 year we will: • Lead in embedding effective interoperability across the blue light services through JESIP • Direct at strategic level the National Operational Guidance Programme to deliver key products • Support the ongoing delivery of ESMCP Operations Bulletins In 2012/13 we reinvigorated our Operations Bulletin System which has resulted in a net increase in usage of the system. The system assists in the delivery of our objective to drive and support safe and effective operations.

Operations Bulletin is a simple, timely and effective way for UK Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) to confidentially share risk-critical information.

Health and Safety CFOA’s Strategic Lead on Health and Safety has been working closely with HSE and other stakeholders with regards to firefighter safety. We have developed, on behalf of CPL, a guidance document ‘Dealing

with Death in the Workplace - Guidance for United Kingdom Fire and Rescue Services’ in conjunction with ACPO, Crown Prosecution Service and HSE colleagues as an outcome of the Atherstone-on-Stour and Shirley Towers post incident investigation processes.

We are also reviewing the outcomes of adverse incidents to catalogue and circulate learning points for gap analysis purposes. Waste Management Facility Fires In the wake of a series of high profile fires at waste management facilities across the country, we have set up a working group with colleagues from the Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive and London Fire Brigade in order to examine the cause of such fires alongside the associated impacts

• Implement of learning from adverse incidents e.g. Atherstone and Shirley Towers

on the community, environment and economy with a view to publishing guidance for the industry and thereby influencing issues such as the physical storage of waste products and the location of sites. Command Training and Qualifications in the Fire and Rescue Service Linking in to the work of the National Operations Guidance Group and with particular reference to the Incident Command Manual revision, our National Command and Control Working Group (NCCWG) has developed a model whereby individual Fire and Rescue Services can train, develop and assess their Incident Commanders against a set standard leading to an improvement in the overall consistency of learning, knowledge, understanding and application of effective operational command.

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People and Organisational Development Directorate We support FRS in achieving the right number of skilled people in the right place at the right time. Recruiting and maintaining a fit and healthy workforce is a key focus and we work closely with the Operations Directorate to ensure operational fitness and competency due to the high risk environment in which firefighters work.

Whilst at the outset the intention was to provide description rather than prescription, consultation on the report indicated that there was a desire for a wider strategy that included aspects of organisational development and also more detail in specific areas such as operational competence. Fitness Standards Through our Firefit Steering Group, we have formed a partnership with the University of Bath to develop a UK based and researched scientific standard that determines the fitness required by operational This standard firefighters in will be a crucial order for them component for all to carry out FRS in ensuring their duties the health and as safely as safety of their possible.

firefighters.

Medical Evidence After recognising the issues arising for FRS from outdated information in the Medical Evidence Guidance document, we lobbied the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) for a refresh of the top ten

priority conditions. Due to central government policy on issuing national guidance, CPL commissioned CFOA to take a sector led approach and refresh the evidence. This key medical evidence document, used by the FRS, is now sector owned guidance. Fire Professional Framework In 2009, we held a high level stakeholder meeting where it was agreed that, pending the Government’s approval to withdraw the published Learning and Development Strategy for England, the sector would take responsibility for the development of a new strategy. In the 12-18 months that followed, we led considerable research which resulted in a Fire and Rescue Sector Learning and Development Strategy report.

Working with Skills for Fire & Rescue, our competency council, we have developed the Fire Professional Framework. This framework has now evolved to provide a sound foundation that supports the recruitment, management and development of the workforce in its widest sense. The drivers that have brought the Framework to where we are today include, the new and emerging operational guidance, increased expectations for resilience, more partnership working and a climate of doing more with less. The backdrop of the lessons learned from the recent incidents involving firefighter fatalities also provides a focus in relation to safe systems of work in a dynamic environment. Delivery of the framework also helps with the momentum to build visionary and outstanding leadership that will take

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forward the recent review of our ASPIRE model and make sure we have a professional and capable workforce that can be seen as the real leaders within our community. This work is an example of a sector led approach towards producing a key framework that will guide and assist individual FRSs. Executive Leadership Programme (ELP) The ELP seeks to meet the ambitions of the Fire Professional Framework by developing outstanding leadership capable of delivering organisational excellence. We recognise that FRS leaders will experience a wide variety of development opportunities throughout their careers. Many of these will be academic and leadership programmes at a variety of institutions, which attract leaders from all sectors and thus provide fire and rescue service leaders access to new ideas and experiences from all sectors. We have designed the new ELP to build upon those learning experiences. The programme consists of five modules across a twelve month period, each lasting between two and four days. The central themes are self-awareness, political acuity and handling complexity and ambiguity. It considers issues such as public duty, ethics and scrutiny and current leadership theories to determine how they can help today’s leaders manage complex problems. We are committed to continuing to develop

and refine the programme over the next 12 months. Functional Skills for Firefighters The work carried out by one of our task and finish groups explored

Working with Skills for Fire & Rescue we have brought together the National Occupational Standards and other key qualifications to keep pace with the requirements of the sector. how the technical aspects of a firefighter’s role are increasing and the considerations that the sector may wish to give in the production of new guidance. This is a particularly important piece of work to assist in the development of new operational guidance, as this documentation is used in high risk environments and it is therefore crucial that it is fully understood by the reader. CPL has commissioned the group to develop a guidance note to communicate the considerations they identified. The guidance note will support fire and rescue services in making sure that all their staff have the right level of skills to safely carry out their job. This can be as simple as making sure that guidance notes, training notes or operational information are written in a way which can be read and understood by everyone. This is also about making sure the people the

Over the 2013/14 year we will: • Publish Fitness Standards • Develop and refine the Executive Leadership Programme to deliver organisational excellence through outstanding leadership, in accordance with the ambitions of the Fire Professional Framework • Apply the Functional Skills for Firefighters guidance • Review the National Terms and Conditions of Employment (Grey Book) FRS employs have the skills to carry out the roles that they are employed to do. Review of the Grey Book A working group has been formed from the People and Organisational Development Strategic Committee to carry out a review of the National Terms and Conditions of Employment (Grey Book).

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Corporate Services and Sector Improvement We provide strategic direction, advice and policy guidance in relation to Assets and Resources, Governance and Sector Led Performance and Improvement.

We have made responses on key national Government policy consultations including the Protocol on Government intervention action for fire and rescue authorities in England, Guidance on statements of assurance for fire and rescue authorities in England, Business Rates Retention Scheme, Spending Review 2015/16 and the Fire and Rescue Service Efficiencies Review. Most of these responses have built on CFOA’s “Fighting Fires or Firefighting: The Impact of Austerity on English Fire and Rescue Services” publication.

The Spending Review Reference Group has been established to prepare and submit into the Spending Review for 2015/16 and will continue to advise and respond to the financial issues that will inevitably arise over the coming years. All fire and rescue services in England are signed up to carrying out an Operational Assessment using the new toolkit and to receiving a peer challenge. The pool of peers for both officers and members has been refreshed and developed to robustly underpin the process.

This year has also seen the launch of the new sector led Operational Assessment/ Peer Challenge which we have developed and delivered in partnership with the Local Government Association (LGA).

We have promoted and supported sector led improvement as an effective alternative to more formal interventions removed by Government and are currently

developing a support mechanism for those identified with areas for development. A commissioning process is underway to identify suitable external evaluation of the process to add extra validity to the approach we have taken. The National Procurement Group (NPG) is now established and will select a preferred procurement partner on our behalf to progress sector led national procurement frameworks and build on the frameworks already in place. We have seen over the past year how the Government policy changes regarding data transparency, performance assessment and targets are affecting our sector. As a result there are a number of inter-related issues that have at their core how effective the sector is at gathering, storing and analysing data and the extent to which we are driving performance improvement through honest and robust benchmarking. The Strategic Data Reference Group has now been established to address these issues and leads have been identified for each of our directorates and a new data framework has been produced. Development work is advancing around the Incident Recording System and the LG Inform tool to ensure these systems are fit

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Over the 2013/14 year we will: • Establish a new: CSSI Committee to review the directorate group structure and monitor work programmes o

for purpose for the sector. The Performance and Improvement Board has been reviewed and a new CSSI Committee is being formed into which the various CSSI groups will feed. This committee will monitor the work programmes of the groups. There will be a new Improvement and Performance Group (IPG) which will have oversight of the strategy and policy The NPG is recommendations also developing relating to a spend analysis performance and approach that data on behalf will help the of CFOA. To sector identify underpin this, a opportunities to Performance and bring contracts Data practitioner together and group will assist increase the IPG in taking opportunities to forward the work collaborate and programmes.

o

Improvement and Performance Group to oversee strategy and policy recommendations relating to performance and data

o

CSSI Strategic Reference Group to consider strategic issues which could inform FRS Council debates

• Address, via the Strategic Data Reference Group, the core issue of effectively gathering, storing and analysing data and driving performance improvement through benchmarking, including development of the IRS and the LG Inform tool.

governance, structure, funding, statutory responsibilities, assurance, make efficiency government policy, relevant national A CSSI Strategic savings. consultations, research Reference Group needs, etc. The membership will also be formed of this group will draw on a to consider those UK wide strategic range of skill sets from across fire issues that could inform FRS and rescue services. Council debates as they relate to

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Prevention, Protection and Road Safety Directorate We support our members in the provision of efficient, effective and professional service delivery in the Home, Business and Road Safety arenas.

Directorate Structure Integration Strategy, with the funding To harness the wide range of being administered by Youth United expertise and identify gaps and Foundation. CFOA represents FRS cross area working we developed a at Youth United. matrix structure for the directorate. We submitted The three a grant funding overarching CFOA is in the best bid to Youth strategic position to provide support United to create workstreams and governance to the fire and a national team are Home, rescue sector interest in the to support fire Business and programme. and rescue Road and services in these form the increasing the numbers of cadet umbrella for all the activity under this scheme places available. This directorate. team of secondees from services Children and Young People across England are now established In 2012 the Department of and working hard to achieve their Communities and Local Government objectives. (DCLG) announced an investment Fire Services’ Pledge on Dementia of £10m into the Supporting Dementia is an emerging issue Inclusion Programme as part of their for the UK and this has been recognised by Central Government. In September 2012 we launched a project to raise awareness in the FRS of the signs of dementia and how services can link into the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia . The challenge links well with our Ageing Safely - Protecting an ageing population from the risk of fire in the home document. We encouraged services to sign up to the Dementia Pledge as a show of their commitment to this increasing safety agenda as well as to provide the opportunity to showcase the existing

work of services around the UK in the wider home safety arena. Electrical Safety We have continued to develop our relationship the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) to increase the public’s safety in their homes. Two key areas of work in 2012/13 were the on the electrical intake warning labels and product recall campaign. The product recall campaign gathered widespread media attention which saw Lead Officers interviewed on prime time BBC and ITV news programmes and featured in national newspapers. It is hoped the campaign will encourage members of the public to contact the manufacturer if they have a faulty product. Business Safety Partnerships As part of the Government’s 2011 review it was proposed that in the case of Fire Safety to, “look to introduce pilots to see whether and how Primary Authority could fit alongside current legislation and enforcement mechanisms”. We successfully lobbied the Department of Business, Innovations and Skills to trial a non statutory scheme alongside the pilot of the Primary Authority Scheme (PAS). As the professional voice of the FRS, we have provided strategic and

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Over the 2013/14 year we will:

technical advice to the development and implementation of the joint pilot scheme. As of the 1 February 2013, both pilots went ‘live’ in the field. In liaison with the Better Regulation Delivery Office, we have

We are committed to proactively supporting the needs of the FRS in their statutory responsibilities as well as national economic recovery. delivered workshop sessions for both businesses and Fire and Rescue Authorities (FRA) to develop assured advice or inspection plans. We also lobbied the representative steering group who agreed to authorise the participation of an additional FRA as an enforcing authority (EA) so that any additional burdens that may arise for FRA acting solely as an EA can be evaluated. We have kept all FRS up to date with the progress of the pilots through regular briefings both online and at meetings such as FRS Council.

Sprinklers We have been campaigning for sprinklers to be fitted in all high risk properties for many years. At the beginning of 2013, we developed a lobbying strategy and key stakeholders we need to engage with have been identified. Our aim is to make the case for sprinklers - we want sprinklers to be installed in schools and domestic, commercial and residential care premises. Sprinklers are the most effective way to ensure fires are suppressed or even extinguished before the fire and rescue service can arrive and save lives, reduce injuries and protect the firefighters who attend incidents. A best practice document has already been circulated to all FRS in March 2013 and ‘The Business Case for Sprinklers’ which contains key statistics and information will be circulated in summer 2013. Both documents will assist FRS lobby at a local level. Road Safety The UKFRS has a long and proud tradition of innovation and taking the

• At the hugely successful PPRS Conference 2013 we began to collate the content for the three overarching Home, Business and Road Safety strategies 2013-16. These strategies will provide focus and direction for PPRS across the UK as well as driving the work of the directorate over the next three years. We will use an intelligent risk based approach to achieve the objectives set out in this strategies. lead on safety-related issues and we are delighted with the ongoing success of our National Road Safety Day. Despite the challenging weather our 2nd National Road Safety Day saw crews from 41 FRS take to the streets to promote our key message;.

...Only only a fool breaks the two second rule We have embedded a strong Road Safety structure within the directorate which has helped us to forge excellent working relationships with ACPO and Road Safety Great Britain (RSGB). A Fire Futures Forum was held on Road Safety in November 2012 and outcomes from this led to us teaming up with ACPO and RSGB to promote road safety messages throughout the week of 6-12 May 2013.

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Related Organisations All of our wholly owned subsidiary companies are run by a separate Board of Directors. A brief description of each company and their key projects over the last 12 months can be found below As part of our governance procedures we ensure that one CFOA Board Director is also part of each subsidiary board. All subsidiary boards are expected to consider the skills and capacity of their board and appoint new directors as appropriate.

Key Projects for CNR

CFOA National Resilience Ltd (CNR) The Association established CFOA (National Resilience) Ltd, (CNR), in 2009 as a wholly owned trading company to provide sustainable assurance on a nationwide basis for national resilience assets currently owned by central government. The company changed its name in 2011 from CFOA (National Resilience) Ltd to CFOA National Resilience Ltd. £41,296 of the net profit generated from CNR will be gift aided to the Association. £20,000 has been retained as capital to fund future work. CNR was set up to enable the enhancement of fire and rescue service response to local, regional, national and international incidents by being the provider of choice for fire and rescue national resilience. CNR’s aim is to ensure that the fire and rescue service are supported to meet the growing needs and expectations of the British Government. CNR has three core functions: National Resilience, Operational Communications and Training.

National Resilience Assurance Team (NRAT) CNR established the NRAT to, in partnership with the LGA, deliver a sector-led approach to sustain six new dimension capabilities. The team consists of secondees from the FRS and provide support and guidance to the UKFRS. Individual FRS host national resilience assets and the NRAT work to ensure that these assets remain fit for purpose and that the fire and rescue service have confidence in its large scale national resilience investments. Assurance of the capabilities and assets is provided through annual audits of each of the host FRS which are conducted by CNR. The team also collects a wealth of information from a diverse range of operational activity, providing regular reports on their findings via the innovative web based reporting tool. Partnership with the Fire Service College Ltd In February 2013 CNR entered into a contractual partnership with the Fire Service College Ltd to ensure the optimum understanding of the learning and development needs of today’s fire and rescue sector are fed into the investment decisions of tomorrow. The combination of CNR’s capability and reach combined with

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the expertise and unique ‘large scale training’ venue and capability of the College ensures the delivery of an invaluable and innovative outcome

CFOA Publications Ltd (CPL) The Association established CFOA Publications Ltd (CPL) in 2010 as a wholly owned trading company initially to handle any publishing requirements on behalf of the charity. CPL has reported a loss of £51 for the year ending 31 March 2013. CPL publishes documents and other information on behalf of the CFOA Group. CPL is continuing to work on producing documents and tools that add value for our Professional Partners and external stakeholders. CPL operates from within CFOA‘s HQ in Tamworth. Over the last year CPL has continued to consolidate its own working systems and the sustainability of the company. Through close cooperation between CPL Board, Tamworth staff and policy review officers, most intended formal publications are being notified to CPL. This allows the process of funding, tracking and monitoring to be assured by the company. Key Projects for CPL Medical Evidence CFOA Publications Ltd launched the medical evidence online tool

in June 2012. The tool is a refresh of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister document from 2004. DCLG had been approached by FRS to update the guidance but after they refused, CPL updated the guidance, which now has 57 FRS and other organisations with access to it. Guidance / Circulars CPL continues to produce and circulate a wide range of documents. Through this financial year we published 43 Circulars on subjects ranging from the Troubled Families Programme to Operational Training Guidance. All circulars are sent out to members and working groups via CPL and all reports and guidance documents are all developed through CPL.

CFOA Services Ltd (CSL) The Association established CACFOA (Services) Limited in 1989 as a trading company, initially to handle the non-charitable operation of FINDS. The trading company changed its name in 2005 from CACFOA (Services) Ltd to CFOA (Services) Limited. The trading company changed its name in 2011 from CFOA (Services) Ltd to CFOA Services Ltd (CSL). All of the net profits from CSL are gift aided to the Association. CSL manages and runs events and other trading activities on behalf of

the CFOA Group. CSL manages the programme of events, conference and seminars, Associate Packages and the Blue Watch product on behalf of the CFOA group. CSL operates from within CFOA‘s HQ in Tamworth. Key Projects for CSL Blue Watch CSL has engaged with Capita plc. in the development of a commercial prevention product that aims to raise safety standards in rented properties. A register of Places, People and Products is being created which will enable landlords to develop a better understanding of their responsibilities in relation to fire and carbon monoxide safety as well as providing them with access to a source of trusted advice and safety products. During Phase One of the project landlords of student properties will be the target market. The ‘go live’ date for the new product is 3rd June 2013. Events Programme CSL manage a comprehensive range of events aimed at a variety of audiences. Most importantly they are delivered to provide support our networks of members, officers, managers and practitioners from all UK FRSs and are aligned to the CFOA strategic aims and objectives. As well as CFOA Member Conferences, CSL ran 10 other events ranging from the Peoples’ Summit to Interoperability.

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Financial Review The net surplus for the year is £256,268 (2012: £30,590). This increases the Association’s net assets to £1,920,781 (2012: £1,664,513) of which £276,067 (2012: £359,629) is designated funds for fixed assets and investments considered to be long term, £120,328 is restricted funds for the Supporting Inclusion Programme as explained in note 12 and £72,209 (2012: £52,264) represents the net assets of the subsidiary companies. The Association currently estimates that income and expenditure will be in surplus in 2013/14 and may undertake initiatives that will require further use of reserves to support capital and revenue expenditure. Reserves Policy Unrestricted funds comprise of: Designated funds - this represents amounts that have been put aside out of unrestricted funds at the discretion of the trustees for particular projects. The designation is for administrative purposes only and does not legally restrict the trustees’ discretion to apply the fund. The charity has one designated fund, which is represented by fixed assets and investments. The purpose of the fund is detailed in note 12 in the financial statements. General unrestricted funds - it is the policy of the trustees, having

regards to the specific designated fund referred to above, to maintain the general unrestricted funds, which are the free reserves of the charity, at a level that equates to a minimum of three months unrestricted expenditure. At 31 March 2013 free reserves of £1,452,177 represents approximately 9 weeks’ expenditure. Efforts were made throughout the year to manage down costs in the Charity and although a deficit budget had been agreed, CFOA achieved a surplus and increased the reserves held. Directors The directors during the year were: L Howell (Resigned 20 September 2012) V Randeniya P Fuller P Dartford (Appointed 20 September 2012) R Dobson D Prichard S Johnson

Auditors Saffery Champness have indicated their willingness to remain in office and a resolution proposing their reappointment as auditors of the company will be put to the Annual General Meeting. Approved by the Trustees and signed on their behalf on 5th September 2013

R Wilsher D Curry

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A Hay (Appointed 20 September 2012)

Paul Fuller Director

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Statement of Trustee’ Responsibilities The trustees (who are also directors of The Chief Fire Officers Association for the purposes of company law) are responsible for preparing the Trustees’ Report and the financial statements in accordance with applicable law and United Kingdom Accounting Standards (United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice). Company law requires the trustees to prepare financial statements for each financial year which give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the charitable company and the group and of the incoming resources and application of resources, including the income and expenditure, of the charitable group for that period. In preparing these financial statements, the trustees are required to:

• Select suitable accounting policies and then apply them consistently • Observe the methods and principles in the Charities SORP • Make judgements and estimates that are reasonable and prudent • State whether applicable accounting standards have been followed, subject to any material departures disclosed and explained in the financial statements • Prepare the financial statements on the going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to presume that the charity will continue in business The trustees are responsible for keeping proper accounting records that disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the charitable company and enable them to ensure that the

financial statements comply with the Companies Act 2006. They are also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the charitable company and the group and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities. So far as each of the directors is aware, there is no relevant information that has not been disclosed to the company’s auditors and each of the directors believes that all steps have been taken that ought to have been taken to make them aware of any relevant audit information and to establish that the company’s auditors have been made aware of that information.

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Independent Auditors’ Report to the Members and Trustees We have audited the financial statements on pages 28 to 44. The financial reporting framework that has been applied in their preparation is applicable law and United Kingdom Accounting Standards (United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice). This report is made solely to the charitable company’s members and the trustees, as a body, in accordance with Chapter 3 of Part 16 of the Companies Act 2006. Our audit work has been undertaken so that we might state to the charitable company’s members and trustees those matters we are required to state to them in an auditors’ report and for no other purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the charitable company, the charitable company’s members and trustees as a body, for our audit work, for this report, or for the opinions we have formed. Respective Responsibilities of Trustees and Auditors As explained more fully in the Statement of Trustees’ Responsibilities, the trustees (who are also the directors of the charitable company for the purposes of company law) are responsible for the preparation of the financial statements and for being satisfied that they give a true and fair view. We have been appointed as auditors under the Charities Act 2011 and

the Companies Act 2006 and report in accordance with those Acts. Our responsibility is to audit and express an opinion on the financial statements in accordance with applicable law and International Standards on Auditing (UK & Ireland). Those standards require us to comply with the Auditing Practices Board’s Ethical Standards for Auditors. Scope of the Audit of the Financial Statements An audit involves obtaining evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements sufficient to give reasonable assurance that the financial statements are free from material misstatement, whether caused by fraud or error. This includes an assessment of: whether the accounting policies are appropriate to the group’s and

the parent charity’s circumstances and have been consistently applied and adequately disclosed; the reasonableness of significant accounting estimates made by the trustees; and the overall presentation of the financial statements. In addition, we read all the financial and non-financial information in the Trustees’ Report to identify material inconsistencies with the audited financial statements. If we become aware of any apparent material misstatements or inconsistencies we consider the implications for our report. Opinion on the Financial Statements In our opinion the financial statements: • Give a true and fair view of the state of the group’s and the parent

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charity’s affairs as at 31 March 2013 and of the group’s incoming resources and application of resources, including its income and expenditure, for the year then ended • Have been properly prepared in accordance with United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice; and • Have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Companies Act 2006 and the Charities Act 2011 Opinion on other requirement of the Companies Act 2006 In our opinion the information given in the Trustees’ Report for the financial year for which the financial statements are prepared is consistent with the financial statements.

Matters on which we are required to report by exception We have nothing to report in respect of the following matters where the Companies Act 2006 and the Charities Act 2011 require us to report to you if, in our opinion: • The parent charity has not kept adequate and sufficient accounting records, or returns adequate for our audit have not been received from branches not visited by us; or • The parent charity financial statements are not in agreement with the accounting records and returns; or

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Cara Turtington (Senior Statutory Auditor) 11th September 2013. For and on behalf of Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants Statutory Auditors Lion House Red Lion Street London WC1R 4GB

• Certain disclosures of trustees’ remuneration specified by law are not made; or • We have not received all the information and explanations we require for our audit.

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Consolidated Statement of Financial Activities (including income and expenditure account) Restricted funds Year ended 31 March 2013 £

Unrestricted funds Year ended 31 March 2013 £

Total funds Year ended 31 March 2013

Year Ended 31 March 2012

£

£

178,947

78,900

257,847

-

14

-

7,993,345

7,993,345

6,350,130

3

-

14,560

14,560

43,495

Corporate subscription income

-

411,831

411,831

347,600

Subscription income

-

94,780

94,780

95,420

Sundry income

-

15,311

15,311

280

178,947

8,608,727

8,787,674

6,836,925

-

7,527,228

7,527,228

5,918,556

-

157,484

157,484

164,714

58,618

219,479

278,097

166,185

-

268,528

268,528

238,350

individual and collective improvement

-

236,848

236,848

222,611

Governance costs

-

57,827

57,827

59,419

58,618

8,467,394

8,526,012

6,769,835

120,329

141,333

261,662

67,090

Notes

Incoming resources

Incoming resources from generated funds: Grants receivable Activities for generating funds: Trading activities Investment income

Activities in furtherance of the Charity’s objects:

Total incoming resources Resources expended Cost of generating funds Trading expenses

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Charitable activities Provide coherent leadership to secure influence and common direction Provide professional advice to develop and influence policy Communicating views and priorities to inform key decision makers Support CFOA members to achieve

Total resources expended

4

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Revaluation of FCE shareholding (loss on investment)

9

-

(394)

(394)

(30,000)

Taxation

7

-

(5,000)

(5,000)

(6,500)

120,329

135,939

256,268

30,590

-

1,664,513

1,664,513

1,633,923

120,329

1,800,452

1,920,781

1,664,513

Net movement in funds Total funds brought forward Total funds carried forward

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All activities derived from continuing operations. The notes on pages 32 to 44 form part of these financial statements. There have been no recognised gains and losses for the current and preceding year other than as stated above.

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Balance Balance Balance Balance Sheets Sheets Sheets Sheets

Group Charity Charity Charity Charity Charity Group Group Group Group Group Group Group Charity Charity Charity 31 March 31 March 3131 March March March March 31March March 3131 31March March 3131 31 31March March March 3131 31 31March March March Notes 2013 2012 2012 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 Notes 2013 2012 2013 2012 Notes Notes 2013 2013 2012 £ £££ £ £££ £ £££ £ £££ 260,461 260,461 260,461 268,629 268,629 268,629 268,629 260,461 260,461 260,461 260,461 268,629 268,629 268,629 268,629 8 888 260,461

Tangible Tangible Tangible Tangible Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Assets Assets Assets Assets Investments Investments Investments Investments

9 999

- ---

16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000

25,004 25,004 25,004 25,004

41,004 41,004 41,004 41,004

260,461 260,461 260,461 260,461

284,629 284,629 284,629 284,629

285,465 285,465 285,465 285,465

309,633 309,633 309,633 309,633

223,729 223,729 223,729 223,729

708,705 708,705 708,705 708,705

639,363 639,363 639,363 639,363

Current Current Current Current Assets Assets Assets Assets Debtors Debtors Debtors Debtors

1,123,717 1,123,717 1,123,717 10 10 10 10 1,123,717

Cash Cash Cash Cash at at bank at atbank bank bank and and and and in in hand ininhand hand hand

5,127,557 5,127,557 5,127,557 5,127,557

3,631,682 3,631,682 3,631,682 3,631,682 1,445,771 1,445,771 1,445,771 1,445,771 1,203,571 1,203,571 1,203,571 1,203,571

6,251,274 6,251,274 6,251,274 6,251,274

3,855,411 3,855,411 3,855,411 3,855,411 2,154,476 2,154,476 2,154,476 2,154,476 1,842,934 1,842,934 1,842,934 1,842,934

(4,590,954) (4,590,954) (4,590,954) (4,590,954) 11 11 11 11

(2,475,527) (2,475,527) (2,475,527) (2,475,527) (591,369) (591,369) (591,369) (591,369) (540,318) (540,318) (540,318) (540,318)

Net Net Net Net Current Current Current Current Assets Assets Assets Assets

1,660,320 1,660,320 1,660,320 1,660,320

1,379,884 1,379,884 1,379,884 1,379,884 1,563,107 1,563,107 1,563,107 1,563,107 1,302,616 1,302,616 1,302,616 1,302,616

Net Net Net Net Assets Assets Assets Assets

1,920,781 1,920,781 1,920,781 1,920,781

1,664,513 1,664,513 1,664,513 1,664,513 1,848,572 1,848,572 1,848,572 1,848,572 1,612,249 1,612,249 1,612,249 1,612,249

Creditors: Creditors: Creditors: Creditors: Amounts Amounts Amounts Amounts falling falling falling falling due due due due within within within within one one one one year year year year

Revenue Reserves Revenue Revenue Revenue Reserves Reserves Reserves Restricted Restricted Restricted Restricted funds funds funds funds

12 12 12 12

120,328 120,328 120,328 120,328

- ---

120,328 120,328 120,328 120,328

- ---

Unrestricted Unrestricted Unrestricted Unrestricted funds funds funds funds - General ---General General General funds funds funds funds

1,452,177 1,452,177 1,452,177 12 12 12 12 1,452,177

1,252,620 1,252,620 1,252,620 1,252,620 1,452,177 1,452,177 1,452,177 1,452,177 1,252,620 1,252,620 1,252,620 1,252,620

- Designated ---Designated Designated Designated funds funds funds funds

12 12 12 12

276,067 276,067 276,067 276,067

359,629 359,629 359,629 359,629

276,067 276,067 276,067 276,067

359,629 359,629 359,629 359,629

12 12 12 12

72,209 72,209 72,209 72,209

52,264 52,264 52,264 52,264

- ---

- ---

Reserves Reserves Reserves Reserves retained retained retained retained in in subsidiary ininsubsidiary subsidiary subsidiary companies companies companies companies Total Total Total Total Reserves Reserves Reserves Reserves

1,920,781 1,920,781 1,920,781 1,920,781

1,664,513 1,664,513 1,664,513 1,664,513 1,848,572 1,848,572 1,848,572 1,848,572 1,612,249 1,612,249 1,612,249 1,612,249

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Cash Flow Statement Notes

2013 £

2012 £

£

£

Reconciliation of changes in resources to net cash flow from operating activities Changes in resources Interest received Depreciation charges Revaluation of investment (Increase)/Decrease in debtors Increase/(Decrease) in creditors

256,268 (14,560) 8,168 16,000 (899,988) 2,115,427

Net cash flow from operating activities

30,590 (13,495) 12,581 30,000 31,291 (268,837) 1,481,315

(177,870)

Return on investments and servicing of finance Bank interest received Loan interest and royalties Net cash flow from return on investments and servicing of finance

Increase/(Decrease) in Cash

14,100 460

16

10,349 3,146 14,560

13,495

1,495,875

(164,375)

The notes on pages 32 to 44 form part of these financial statements.

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Notes to the Accounts 1

Accounting Policies The financial statements are prepared in accordance with the Statement of Recommended Practice Accounting and Reporting by Charities issued in March 2005 (SORP 2005) and applicable United Kingdom Accounting Standards and the Companies Act 2006. The particular accounting policies adopted in the preparation of the financial statements are as follows:

1.1

Accounting Convention The financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention as modified for the revaluation of investments in associated companies.

1.2

Basis of Consolidation The group financial statements consolidate the results of the charity and its wholly owned subsidiary companies, CFOA Services Ltd, CFOA National Resilience Ltd and CFOA Publications Ltd, on a line-by-line basis. A separate Statement of Financial Activities, of income and expenditure account, for the charity itself is not presented because the charity has taken advantage of the exemptions afforded by the Companies Act 2006 and paragraph 397 of SORP 2005.

1.3

Resources Arising - Income

1.3.1

Grants receivable Income received from Communities and Local Government is included in the financial statements of the year to which it relates.

1.3.2

Members’ subscriptions, fees and other income All such income is accounted for on a receivable basis.

1.4

Deferred Income Subscriptions are paid by members on an annual basis and fees are paid for seminars held and publications produced by the charity. The amounts received are treated as deferred income until the period to which the subscriptions and seminars relates to commences.

1.5

Allocation of Costs The charity’s operating costs include staff costs, premises and other related costs. Such costs are allocated between costs of charitable activities and cost of generating funds. Staff, premises and general running costs are apportioned on the basis of staff time allocations to each cost category.

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1.6

Governance Costs Governance costs represent the costs of running the charity as a legal entity and includes costs of audit, costs of Trustees meetings and costs of complying with statutory requirements.

1.7

Pension Costs The charity contributes to stakeholder pension policies for some of its staff. The cost of the contributions is charged to the Statement of Financial Activities in accordance with FRS17.

1.8

Fund Accounting The charity maintains various types of funds as follows:

1.8.1

Restricted funds: - which represent grants which are allocated by the donor for specific purposes.

1.8.2

Unrestricted funds: Designated funds represent amounts which have been put aside out of unrestricted funds at the discretion of the Trustees for particular projects. The designation is for administrative purposes only and does not legally restrict the Trustees’ discretion to apply the funds. General unrestricted funds represent amounts which are expendable at the discretion of the Trustees in the furtherance of the objects of the charity.

1.9

Tangible Fixed Assets Tangible fixed assets are stated at cost less depreciation which is provided over the estimated useful lives of the assets. The useful lives assigned to the assets are: Computer and equipment

3-5 years

Video conferencing equipment

4 years

MRS3 Web project

5 years

Improvement to premises

10 years

Freehold premises

40 years

Freehold land is not depreciated. Assets are capitalised when they cost more than £2,000 and are expected to have a useful life of 3 years or more. All other costs are written off as expenditure as incurred. 1.10

Investments Shares in the associated company are included at CFOA’s share of the net asset value of the associated companies at the balance sheet date. Other investments are included at cost as a market value is not available.

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2

Related Parties The Association has the power to appoint all the directors to CFOA Services Ltd, CFOA National Resilience Ltd and CFOA Publications Ltd, its wholly owned subsidiaries. Some of the profits of CPL, CSL and CNR will be retained by the subsidiaries with the remainder being paid by Gift Aid to the Association. CFOA Services Ltd, CFOA Publications Ltd and the trade union, the Association of Principal Fire Officers ( APFO), use the Tamworth headquarters at 9-11 Pebble Close and pay administrative charges to CFOA Services Ltd which employs the staff jointly with the charity and incurs common running expenses. The Association has taken advantage of the exemption contained in FRS8 and does not disclose transactions between itself and CFOA Services Ltd, CFOA Publications Ltd and CFOA National Resilience Ltd. CFOA received notice of the final dividend of £15,606 (2012: £30,000) from FIRE Conferences and Exhibitions Limited, resulting in a loss on investment of £394. FCEL is in voluntary liquidation and a final dividend was received, post year end in April 2013. The following transaction has been disclosed as a related party. The contract for services awarded to Sanmac Consultancy has continued during the financial year ending 31 March 2013. A director of Sanmac Consultancy is a sibling of one of the directors on the CSL Board of Directors who served during part of the year. Sanmac Consultancy received £50,857 during the year ending 31 March 2013. The contract for services will continue into the financial year ending 31 March 2014.

3

Investment Income 2013 £

Page 7

2012 £

Bank interest

14,100

10,349

Loan interest

460

1,582

Royalty

-

1,564

Dividend Received

-

30,000

14,560

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4

Resources Expended

Support Costs

Total

Total

Restricted

Staff

Other Direct

Funds

Costs

Costs

Staff

Other

2013

2012

£

£

£

£

£

£

-

-

7,527,228

-

-

7,527,228

5,918,556

-

51,897

78,862

16,368

10,357

157,484

164,714

58,618

51,408

141,597

16,214

10,260

278,097

166,185

-

128,171

74,353

40,425

25,579

268,528

238,350

Development

-

112,402

66,562

35,452

22,432

236,848

222,611

Governance

-

38,729

19,098

-

-

57,827

59,419

58,618

382,607

7,907,700

108,459

68,628

8,526,012

6,769,835

Cost of generating funds Trading expenses Charitable activities 1 Leadership 2 Professional Advice 3 Communications 4 Member

5

Staff Costs and Trustees’ Remuneration 2013 £ Directors’ remuneration

2012 £

-

-

17

18

£

£

Wages and salaries

432,484

434,885

Social security costs

41,187

42,731

Pension costs

17,395

16,302

491,066

493,918

Average number of full-time equivalent employees during the year were: Administrative staff

No Trustees or person related or connected by business to them, has received any remuneration from the charity during the year.

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Staff whose emoluments were over £60,000 in the year fell in the following bands (this person received £4,696 pension contributions paid by the employer): £60,000 to £69,999

2013

2012

1

1

During the year the total expenses reimbursed to 4 Trustees amounted to £24,696 (2012: 4 of £20,111) in respect of travel and subsistence expenses. In addition £10,969 (2012: £15,600) was reimbursed to the Fire Authorities of three Directors to contribute towards their travel and subsistence costs in helping the charity fulfil its objectives. 6

Movement in Total Funds for the Year

2013

2012

£

£

This is stated after charging:

7

Depreciation – owned assets

8,168

12,581

Auditors’ remuneration (Charity only)

6,500

6,500

Taxation The Chief Fire Officers’ Association has charitable status and is thus exempt from taxation of its income and gains falling within Section 505 of the Taxes Act 1988 or Section 256 of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 to the extent that they are applied to its charitable objectives. As detailed in Note 15, tax charges have arisen in its subsidiaries of £5,000 (2012: £6,500) and no provision is required for deferred taxation.

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8 8

Tangible Tangible Fixed Fixed Assets Assets a) a)

The The Group Group and and Company Company Freehold Freehold premises premises £ £

Computer Computer Video Video and and conferencing conferencing equipment equipment equipment equipment £ £ £ £

Total Total £ £

Cost Cost At At 1 April 1 April 2012 2012

315,446 315,446

40,473 40,473

57,554 57,554

413,473 413,473

- -

- -

- -

- -

315,446 315,446

40,473 40,473

57,554 57,554

413,473 413,473

46,817 46,817

40,473 40,473

57,554 57,554

144,844 144,844

8,168 8,168

- -

- -

8,168 8,168

- -

- -

- -

- -

At At 3131 March March 2013 2013

54,985 54,985

40,473 40,473

57,554 57,554

153,012 153,012

Net Net book book value value At At 3131 March March 2013 2013

260,461 260,461

- -

- -

260,461 260,461

At At 3131 March March 2012 2012

268,629 268,629

- -

- -

268,629 268,629

Disposals Disposals At At 3131 March March 2013 2013 Accumulated depreciation Accumulated depreciation At At 1 April 2012 1 April 2012 Provided in in year Provided year OnOn disposals disposals

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Investments

9

Group

Programme related investments £

Shares in Associate Company £

Total £

At 1 April 2012

-

16,000

16,000

Revaluation of investment

-

(394)

(394)

Transfer to current assets

-

(15,606)

(15,606)

At 31 March 2013

-

-

-

Charity

Shares in Subsidiary Company

Shares in Associate Company £

Investment in Subsidiary Company £

Total £

At 1 April 2012

4

16,000

25,000

41,004

Revaluation of investment

-

(394)

-

(394)

Transfer to current assets

-

(15,606)

-

(15,606)

At 31 March 2013

4

-

25,000

25,004

a)

Subsidiaries The company owns two ordinary shares of £1 each, being the entire share capital of CFOA Services Ltd, which are held in the name of the Chief Fire Officers’ Association. The company owns one ordinary share of £1, being the entire share capital of CFOA National Resilience Ltd which is held in the name of the Chief Fire Officers' Association. The company owns one ordinary share of £1, being the entire share capital of CFOA Publications Ltd which is held in the name of the Chief Fire Officers' Association.

b)

Associate Two ordinary shares of £1 each were purchased in FIRE Conferences & Exhibitions Limited, of which CFOA is an equal one-third partner along with the Institution of Fire Engineers and the Fire Protection Association. A further 15,998 additional ordinary shares of £1 each, all fully paid were allocated each to CFOA and the two other partners by FIRE Conferences & Exhibitions Limited during 1997/98. FCE is in voluntary liquidation with a final dividend being paid April 2013. FCE investment balance of £15,606, after adjusting for £394 loss on investment, has been transferred to current assets to reflect this.

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c)c) Programme c) c) Programme Programme Programme Related Related Related Related Investments Investments Investments Investments CFOA CFOA CFOA CFOA Services Services Services Services Ltd Ltdmade Ltd made Ltdmade made aaloan loan aaloan in loan in2009 2009 inin2009 2009 totoKeyways/Pavilion Keyways/Pavilion to toKeyways/Pavilion Keyways/Pavilion Publishing Publishing Publishing Publishing ofof£75,000 £75,000 of of£75,000 £75,000 which which which which was wasfunded was was funded funded funded by byaaby loan by loan aaloan from loan fromfrom CFOA. from CFOA. CFOA. CFOA. The Theloan The The loanloan was loan wasdue was was dueto due due toexpire expire to toexpire expire during during during during the theyear the year theyear ending year ending ending ending 31 31 31 31 st st April April April March March March March 2013 2013 2013 2013 and andthe and and thevalue the value thevalue value had hadtherefore had had therefore therefore therefore been been been been brought brought brought brought forward forward forward forward as asaaas current as current aacurrent current debtor debtor debtor debtor atat11 at at 11ststApril

2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. The Theloan The The loanloan was loan wassettled was was settled settled settled ininOctober October ininOctober October 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 10 10 10 10Debtors Debtors Debtors Debtors Group Group Group Group

Group Charity Charity CharityCharity Charity Charity Group Group Group Charity Charity

2013 2013 2013 2013 ££ Other Other Other Other debtors debtors debtors debtors

2012 2012 2012 2012

££

££

2013 2013 2013 2013

££

££

2012 2012 2012 2012

££

££

££

1,121,780 1,121,780 1,121,780 1,121,780 223,729 223,729 223,729 223,729 88,140 88,140 88,140 88,140 38,733 38,733 38,733 38,733

Amounts Amounts Amounts Amounts owed owed owed owed by byCFOA CFOA by byCFOA CFOA Services Services Services Services Ltd Ltd Ltd Ltd

--

--

--

-- 549,370 549,370 549,370 549,370334,520 334,520 334,520 334,520

Ltd Ltd Ltd Ltd

--

--

--

-- 66,803 66,803 66,803 66,803244,270 244,270 244,270 244,270

Amounts Amounts Amounts Amounts owed owed owed owed by byCFOA CFOA by byCFOA CFOA Publications Publications Publications Publications Ltd Ltd Ltd Ltd

--

--

--

--

1,937 1,937 1,937 1,937

--

--

Amounts Amounts Amounts Amounts owed owed owed owed by byCFOA CFOA by byCFOA CFOA National National National National Resilience Resilience Resilience Resilience

Amounts Amounts Amounts Amounts owed owed owed owed by byassociated associated by byassociated associated undertakings undertakings undertakings undertakings

4,189 4,189 4,189 4,189 21,546 21,546 21,546 21,546 203 203203 203

294 294294 294

1,123,717 1,123,717 1,123,717 1,123,717 223,729 223,729 223,729 223,729 708,705 708,705 708,705 708,705639,363 639,363 639,363 639,363 11 11 Creditors: Amounts falling duewithin within oneyear year 11 11Creditors: Creditors: Creditors: Amounts Amounts Amounts falling falling falling due due due within within one one one year year Group Group Group Group

Trade creditors Trade creditors Trade Trade creditors creditors

2013 2013 2013 2013

2012 2012 2012 2012

2013 2013 2013 2013

2012 2012 2012 2012

££

££

££

££

££

££

££

££

1,329,367 1,329,367 971,589 80,249 12,442 1,329,367 1,329,367 971,589 971,589 971,589 80,249 80,249 80,249 12,442 12,442 12,442

Subscriptions ininadvance Subscriptions advance Subscriptions Subscriptions ininadvance advance Accruals Accruals Accruals and and and deferred deferred income income income Accruals anddeferred deferred income Other Other Other creditors creditors creditors Other creditors

Group Charity Charity Group Group Group Charity Charity Charity Charity Charity Charity

243,368 243,368 285,235 243,368 279,915 243,368 243,368 285,235 285,235 285,235 243,368 243,368 243,368279,915 279,915 279,915 2,577,476 2,577,476 2,577,4761,090,292 1,090,292 1,090,292 114,498 114,498 114,498129,003 129,003 129,003 2,577,476 1,090,292 114,498 129,003 440,743 440,743 440,743 128,281 128,281 128,281 153,254 153,254 153,254118,958 118,958 118,958 440,743 128,281 153,254 118,958

Amounts Amounts Amounts owed owed owed totoassociated to toassociated associated undertaking undertaking undertaking Amounts owed associated undertaking

--

--

130 130 130130

--

--

--

--

4,590,954 4,590,954 4,590,954 4,590,9542,475,527 2,475,527 2,475,527 2,475,527 591,369 591,369 591,369 591,369540,318 540,318 540,318 540,318

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Restricted and Unrestricted Funds

12

Balance at 1 April 2012

General Fund

Restricted funds

Designated fund

£

£

£

1,252,620

-

199,557 1,452,177

Retained reserves of subsidiaries £

Total

£

359,629

52,264

1,664,513

120,328

(83,562)

19,945

256,268

120,328

276,067

72,209

1,920,781

Net movement in funds for the period At 31 March 2013

The Trustees have designated funds that represent those assets of the charity that are not readily realisable. The fund represents the net book value of the Group’s tangible fixed assets, principally land and buildings, currently held for use in the furtherance of the Charity’s objects and investments made in furtherance of the Charity’s objects and the funds are therefore unavailable for other use. The restricted funds represent the grant received from Youth United up to 31 March 2013 for the sole purpose of funding the Supporting Inclusion Programme (SIP). The funding is provided to cover the costs of 6 FRS secondees directly working on the project and for grants to provide support for launching the youth cadet units. SIP will continue through 2013/14. No surplus of funding will remain at the end of the project. Analysis of Group Net Assets between Funds

13

General Fund

Restricted funds

Designated fund

£

£

£

Fixed assets:

Retained reserves of subsidiaries £

Total

£

Tangible assets

-

-

260,461

-

260,461

Investment

-

-

-

-

-

76,925

-

15,606

1,031,186

1,123,717

1,325,443

120,328

-

3,681,786

5,127,557

49,809

-

-

(4,640,763)

(4,590,954)

1,452,177

120,328

276,067

72,209

1,920,781

Current assets Debtors Cash at bank & in hand Current liabilities

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Results of Trading Company The charity has three wholly owned subsidiaries which are incorporated in the UK. CFOA Services Ltd, CFOA National Resilience Ltd and CFOA Publications Ltd, which Gift Aid the majority of their taxable profits to the parent company. A summary of the trading results is shown below. Separate audited accounts have been filed with the Registrar of Companies.

a) Summary profit and loss account - CFOA Services Ltd Turnover

2013

2012

£

£

855,795

523,176

Cost of Sales

(413,972)

(345,541)

Gross profit

441,823

177,635

Administrative expenses

(33,460)

(31,755)

Operating profit

408,363

145,880

717

427

409,080

146,307

(409,080)

(146,307)

-

-

-

-

822,197

459,848

Current liabilities

(801,935)

(439,586)

Total net assets

20,262

20,262

Aggregate share capital and reserves

20,262

20,262

Investment income Net profit before Gift Aid Payments to CFOA under Gift Aid Profit for the year The assets and liabilities of the subsidiary were: Investments Current assets

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Chief Fire Officers’ Association - Report & Financial Statements year ended 31st March 2013 The Chief Fire Officers‘ Association | 9-11 Pebble Close | Amington | Tamworth | Staffordshire | B77 4RD | Telephone +44 (0) 1827 302300 | Fax +44 (0) 1827 302399 | www.cfoa.org.uk Registered in England as a Limited Company: No 3677186 | Registered in England as a Charity: No 1074071 | VAT Registration No: GB902195446

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b) Summary profit and loss account - CFOA National Resilience Ltd 2013

2012

£

£

7,330,150

5,752,023

Cost of sales

(6,883,783)

(5,127,055)

Gross profit

446,367

624,968

(388,942)

(361,972)

57,425

262,996

8,871

7,274

66,296

270,270

(41,296)

(244,270)

Retained profit before taxation

25,000

26,000

Taxation

(5,000)

(4,000)

Profit for the year

20,000

22,000

4,000,430

2,066,887

Current liabilities

(3,958,429)

(2,044,886)

Total net assets

42,001

22,001

1

1

Turnover

Administrative expenses Operating profit Investment income Net profit before Gift Aid Payments to CFOA under Gift Aid

The assets and liabilities of the subsidiary were: Current assets

Aggregate share capital and reserves

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Chief Fire Officers’ Association - Report & Financial Statements year ended 31st March 2013 The Chief Fire Officers‘ Association | 9-11 Pebble Close | Amington | Tamworth | Staffordshire | B77 4RD | Telephone +44 (0) 1827 302300 | Fax +44 (0) 1827 302399 | www.cfoa.org.uk Registered in England as a Limited Company: No 3677186 | Registered in England as a Charity: No 1074071 | VAT Registration No: GB902195446

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c)c)Summary Summaryprofit profitand andloss lossaccount account- -CFOA CFOAPublications PublicationsLtd Ltd Year Yearended ended

15 15months months

31 31March March

ended ended

2013 2013 31 31March March2012 2012 ££ Turnover Turnover

££

67,651 67,651

71,375 71,375

Cost Costofofsales sales

(61,746) (61,746)

(42,000) (42,000)

Gross Grossprofit profit

5,905 5,905

29,375 29,375

(5,980) (5,980)

(6,667) (6,667)

(75) (75)

22,698 22,698

Administrative Administrativeexpenses expenses Operating Operatingprofit profit(loss) (loss) Investment Investmentincome income

24 24

Net Netprofit profitbefore beforeGift GiftAid Aid

--

(51) (51)

22,698 22,698

--

(10,198) (10,198)

(51) (51)

12,500 12,500

--

(2,500) (2,500)

(51) (51)

10,000 10,000

212,883 212,883

89,972 89,972

Current Currentliabilities liabilities

(202,933) (202,933)

(79,971) (79,971)

Total Totalnet netassets assets

9,950 9,950

10,001 10,001

Aggregateshare sharecapital capitaland andreserves reserves Aggregate

9,950 9,950

10,001 10,001

Payments PaymentstotoCFOA CFOAunder underGift GiftAid Aid Retained Retainedprofit profit(loss) (loss)before beforetaxation taxation Taxation Taxation Profit Profitfor forthe theyear year The Theassets assetsand andliabilities liabilitiesofofthe thesubsidiary subsidiarywere: were: Current Currentassets assets

AnalysisofofChanges ChangesininNet NetDebt Debt Analysis

15 15

Other Other

Cash Cashininhand handand andatatbank bank Debt Debtdue duewithin withinone oneyear year

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At11April April At

Cash Cash

non-cash At At31 31March March non-cash

2012 2012

flow flow

changes changes

2013 2013

££

££

££

££

3,631,682 3,631,682

1,495,875 1,495,875

--

5,127,557 5,127,557

--

--

--

--

3,631,682 3,631,682

1,495,875 1,495,875

--

5,127,557 5,127,557

Chief ChiefFire FireOfficers’ Officers’Association Association- Report - Reportand andFinancial FinancialStatements Statements

year yearended ended3131March March2013 2013

Chief Fire Officers’ Association - Report & Financial Statements year ended 31st March 2013 The Chief Fire Officers‘ Association | 9-11 Pebble Close | Amington | Tamworth | Staffordshire | B77 4RD | Telephone +44 (0) 1827 302300 | Fax +44 (0) 1827 302399 | www.cfoa.org.uk Registered in England as a Limited Company: No 3677186 | Registered in England as a Charity: No 1074071 | VAT Registration No: GB902195446

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Reconciliation of Net Cash Flow to Movement in Net Funds

16

2013 £ Increase in cash for the year

1,495,875

Change in net funds resulting from cash flows

1,495,875

Net funds at 1 April 2012

3,631,682

Net funds at 31 March 2013

5,127,557

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Members’ Liability The Association is limited by guarantee and does not have a share capital divided into shares. In the event of a Winding Up Order, each member of the Association guarantees to pay during their membership and for one year after membership ceases, a sum not exceeding £10 to the Association. Any surplus on Winding Up is to go to a charity having objects of a similar nature.

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Chief Fire Officers’ Association - Report & Financial Statements year ended 31st March 2013 The Chief Fire Officers‘ Association | 9-11 Pebble Close | Amington | Tamworth | Staffordshire | B77 4RD | Telephone +44 (0) 1827 302300 | Fax +44 (0) 1827 302399 | www.cfoa.org.uk Registered in England as a Limited Company: No 3677186 | Registered in England as a Charity: No 1074071 | VAT Registration No: GB902195446

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Chief Fire Officers’ Association - Report & Financial Statements year ended 31st March 2013 The Chief Fire Officers‘ Association | 9-11 Pebble Close | Amington | Tamworth | Staffordshire | B77 4RD | Telephone +44 (0) 1827 302300 | Fax +44 (0) 1827 302399 | www.cfoa.org.uk Registered in England as a Limited Company: No 3677186 | Registered in England as a Charity: No 1074071 | VAT Registration No: GB902195446

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The Chief Fire Officers‘ Association 9-11 Pebble Close | Amington Tamworth | Staffordshire | B77 4RD Telephone: +44 (0) 1827 302300 Facsimile: +44 (0) 1827 302399 www.cfoa.org.uk


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