To set out the Work Programme of the Governance and Audit Committee (report of the Executive Manager, Governance enclosed).
Consideration was given to the report of the Executive Manager – Governance (Deputy Monitoring Officer), which set out the Work Programme of the Governance and Audit Committee.
The schedule of meetings for 2020/21 was now available, and dates for future Governance and Audit Committee meetings had been added to the Work Programme. Regular items had been transferred from the 2019/20 municipal year to the appropriate meeting dates for the new municipal year. Contributors were requested to confirm that the reports, and the meeting dates on which they were to be reported, were correct.
· Members questioned whether further training for the Committee was being considered, consideration.
o Officers responded that the internal auditor had provided audit and internal audit training in June 2019. The next planned training would cover local government statements of accounts, and what areas of the accounts should be scrutinised. The training would provide assistance to the Committee in this function, and would be available to only Governance and Audit Committee members. The Strategic Finance and Compliance Manager would liaise with relevant providers and then provide the committee with available dates.
a) That the report be noted; and
b) That the committee be provided with dates, in due course, for training on local government statements of accounts.