Agenda

This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and streamed live. The link for this can be found by clicking on the meeting date.Note that this agenda was republished on 8 January 2021, Governance and Audit Committee - Thursday, 14th January, 2021 4.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence.

2.

Declaration of Interests

(Where a Councillor has a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest the Councillor must declare the interest and leave the meeting without participating in any discussion or making a statement on the item, except where a Councillor is permitted to remain as a result of a grant of dispensation).

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 262 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 26 November 2020 (copy enclosed).

4.

2019/20 Annual Accounts Audit

Verbal update by the Deputy Head of Financial Services

5.

Housing Benefit Subsidy Claim - 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 216 KB

To report the outcome of the 2019/20 Housing Benefit subsidy claim audit (report of the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Strategies and Partnerships and the Executive Director Commercialisation (S151) enclosed).

 

Additional documents:

6.

Treasury Management Policy & Treasury Management Strategy Statement, Minimum Revenue Provision Policy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy 2021/22. pdf icon PDF 196 KB

To provide pre-decision scrutiny to the strategy being proposed (report of the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Strategy and Partnerships and the Executive Director Commercialisation (S151) enclosed).

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7.

Progress Report on Internal Audit Activity pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To examine the progress made between 11 November 2020 and 5 January 2021 in relation to the completion of the revised Annual Internal Audit Plan for 2020/21 (report of the Head of Internal Audit enclosed).

 

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8.

Follow Up Report on Internal Audit Recommendations. pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To provide members with the position on the progress made by management in implementing agreed Internal Audit recommendations as at 5 January 2021 (report of the Head of Internal Audit enclosed).

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9.

Governance and Audit Committee Self Assessment pdf icon PDF 152 KB

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) document on “audit committee’s practical guidance for local authorities and police” sets out the guidance on the function and the operation of audit committees.  It represents CIPFA’s view of best practice and incorporates the position statements previously issued.

 

The Governance and Audit Committee has been undertaking self-assessments since 2008 and members will discuss the attached CIPFA Audit Committee Self Assessment (report of the Head of Internal Audit enclosed).

 

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10.

Governance and Audit Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 128 KB

To set out the Work Programme of the Governance and Audit Committee (report of the Executive Manager – Governance (Deputy Monitoring Officer) enclosed).

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11.

Any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent.

 

 

NOTE:            No other business is permitted unless by reason of special circumstances, which shall be specified in the minutes, the Chairman is of the opinion that the item(s) should be considered as a matter of urgency.