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No. Item


Preliminary Matters

The Authority is requested to consider the identification of:


a)  declarations of interest by individual Members in relation to any item of business on the Agenda


b)  any additional items of business which the Chair has determined should be considered as matters of urgency; and


c)  items of business which may require the exclusion of the press and public during consideration thereof because of the possibility of the disclosure of exempt information.





Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 67 KB

The Minutes of the previous meeting of the Authority, held on 20th May 2021, are submitted for approval as a correct record and for signature by the Chair.


Election of Chair

To elect a Chair of the Authority for 2021/22.



Election of Vice-Chair

To elect Vice Chairs of the Authority for 2021/22.



Membership of the Authority 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To consider Report CFO/030/21 of the Acting Monitoring Officer, concerning the changes to the membership of the Authority for 2021/22. 


Structure of the Authority 2021-22

To consider Report CFO/031/21 of the Acting Monitoring Officer, to

(a)       inform Members of:

(i)         the minimum legal structure of the Authority

(ii)        the existing decision making structure of the Authority; and

(iii)       optional variations to the existing structure

(b)       request that the Authority determines an appropriate decision making structure for 2021/22; and

(c)        request that arrangements are made for the appointment of Committees, the nomination of Chairs, the determination of the powers and duties of Committees, the appointment of Members to Committees; and Special Responsibility Roles. 


MFRA Report for Constitution 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To consider Report CFO/032/21 of the Acting Monitoring Officer, concerning Members approval of the draft amended Constitution for Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority (the Authority) for 2021/22.

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Authority Meeting Dates For 2021-22 & 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To consider Report CFO/0033/21 of the Acting Monitoring Officer, concerning the draft dates for Authority Committee meetings and events for 2021/22 and note the draft provisional dates for 2022/23.

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Members Allowance Payments 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To consider Report CFO/029/21 of the Acting Monitoring Officer, concerning payments made to Members in the form of allowances, during the financial year 2020/21.

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Scheme of Members Allowances 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To consider Report CFO/034/21 of the Acting Monitoring Officer, concerning the current Scheme of Members’ Allowances; and to make recommendations on any changes it wishes to make to the Scheme.

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Questions on discharge of functions pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To consider Report CFO/035/21 of the Acting Monitoring Officer, concerning nominating a Member from each of the five constituent District Councils as the Members responsible for answering questions in their Council on the discharge of the functions of the Authority.


Appointment of Members to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To consider Report CFO/036/21 of Acting Monitoring Officer, concerning the outside organisations to which it is currently affiliated; and to request where appropriate, confirmation of continuing the affiliation for 2021/22 and the appointment of representatives to those organisations. 


Approved Conference and Outside Meetings pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To consider Report CFO/037/21 of the Acting Monitoring Officer, concerning the attendance at conferences and outside meetings by representatives of Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority and confirm their approval for such attendance as determined by the Chair of the Authority.



Meetings with National Politicians at Party Political Conferences pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To consider Report CFO/038/21 of the Acting Monitoring Officer, concerning the attendance of Members at meetings held at the location of party political conferences, in order to make Authority related representations in line with the Members Scheme of Allowances.


Firefighter Pension Schemes - McCloud/Sargeant Ruling - Treatment of HO Informal Guidance on Treatment of 'Immediate Detriment' pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To consider Report CFO/020/21 of the Director of Finance, concerning how the Authority may wish to implement the Home Office ‘Immediate Detriment’ informal guidance and the risks faced by the Authority and the eligible FPS members by implementing this informal guidance in advance of having all the required information and systems in place.

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To consider Report CFO/028/21 of the Chief Fire Officer, concerning performance against the objectives and the performance targets/outcomes as set out in the Service Delivery Plan 2020/21. In addition, the Integrated Risk Management Plan actions and the HMICFRS action plan are reported twice a year and are included in this end of year Service Delivery Plan report.

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