Joint Independent Audit Committee

More information on the Joint Independent Audit Committee.

Statement of Purpose

The Joint Independent Audit Committee (JIAC) is held quarterly.


To provide independent advice and recommendation to the Mayor (for the PCC functions) and the Chief Constable on the adequacy of the governance and risk management frameworks, the internal control environment, and financial reporting, thereby helping to ensure efficient and effective assurance arrangements are in place. To this end, the committee is enabled and required to have oversight of, and to provide an independent review of, the effectiveness of West Yorkshire Police and the Mayor’s (for the PCC functions) governance, risk management and control frameworks, the financial reporting and annual governance processes, and internal audit and external audit.



The committee will report to the Governance and Audit Committee in the Combined Authority and will also review its own effectiveness on an annual basis. It will publish an annual report on the work and findings of the Joint Independent Audit Committee that the communities of West Yorkshire can have confidence in.


Terms of Reference

View the terms of reference for the Joint Independent Audit Committee. (Word 42KB)



Mike Ford (Chair)
Jeff Colley
Helen Kemp

Annual Reports

JIAC Annual Report 2022 (PDF 188KB)

JIAEC Annual Report 2021 - Audit (PDF 42KB)
JIAEC Annual Report 2021 - Ethics (PDF 35KB)

JIAEC Annual Report 2020 - Audit (PDF 47KB)
JIAEC Annual Report 2020 - Ethics (PDF 35KB)


Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

The Joint Independent Audit and Ethics Committee (JIAEC) was split in 2022 into the Joint Independent Audit Committee (JIAC) and the Joint Independent Ethics Committee (JIEC).

The agendas and minutes of the Joint Independent Audit Committee (JIAC) and the Joint Independent Ethics Committee (JIEC) meetings (before the committees were split) can be found below.

Members agreed, in the interests of transparency, to routinely publish minutes of the meeting with effect from 13 April 2018. To access minutes of meetings prior to the below, please make a 'freedom of information' request via


Joint Independent Audit Committee

Date: 23 February 2023

Agenda: Agenda 23 February 2023 (PDF 183KB)

Minutes: To follow

Joint Independent Audit Committee

Date: 13 October 2022

Agenda: Agenda 13 October 2022 (PDF 260KB)

Minutes: Minutes (PDF 140KB)

Joint Independent Ethics Committee - Final Ethics session (currently under review)

Date: 25 August 2022

Agenda: Agenda 25 August 2022 (PDF 141KB)

Minutes: Minutes (PDF 318KB)

Date: 18 March 2022

Agenda: Agenda 18 March 2022 (PDF 160KB)

Minutes: Audit Minutes (PDF 286KB) Ethics Minutes (PDF 192KB)

Date: 7 January 2022

Agenda: Agenda 7 January 2022 (PDF 101KB)

Minutes: Audit Minutes (PDF 235KB) Ethics Minutes (PDF 224KB) Extraordinary meeting 11 February 2022 Audit Minutes (PDF 156KB)

Date: 1 October 2021

Agenda: Agenda 1 October 2021 (PDF 100KB)

Minutes: Audit Minutes (PDF 141KB) Ethics Minutes (PDF 120KB)

Date: 23 July 2021

Agenda: Agenda 23 July 2021 (PDF 76KB)

Minutes: Audit Minutes (PDF 144KB) Ethics Minutes (PDF 125KB)