Agenda

Governance and Audit Committee - Thursday, 29th July, 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: Marquee Suite, Springfields Events & Conference Centre, Camelgate, Spalding, PE12 6ET

Contact: Democratic Services  01775 764705

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 to the meeting and leave the room 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 215 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 11 March 2021 (copy enclosed).

4.

Progress Report on Internal Audit Activity pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To examine the progress made between 2 March 2021 and 20 July 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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5.

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 31 March 2021 (report of the Head of Internal Audit enclosed).

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6.

Annual Report and Opinion 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To provide the Council with an Annual Report and Opinion for 2020/21, drawing upon the outcomes of Internal Audit work performed over the course of the year.  The report also concludes on the Effectiveness of Internal Audit (report of the Head of Internal Audit enclosed).

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7.

Annual Treasury Management Review 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 576 KB

To consider the Annual Treasury Management Review for 2020/21 prior to it being submitted to Council for approval (report of the Treasury and Investment Manager (PSPS) enclosed).

 

8.

Strategic and Annual Internal Audit Plans 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 153 KB

To provide an overview of the stages followed prior to the formulation of the Strategic Internal Audit Plan for 2021/22 to 2024/25 and the Annual Internal Audit Plan for 2021/22.

 

The Internal Audit Plan provides the basis for the Annual Audit Opinion on the overall adequacy and effectiveness of South Holland District Council’s framework of governance, risk management and control.

 

(Report of the Head of Internal Audit enclosed).

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9.

Q4 Strategic Risk Report pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To provide an update to the Committee on the progress of the Council’s identified strategic risks (report of the Executive Manager for Growth enclosed).

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10.

Q1 Strategic Risk Report pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To provide an update to the Committee on the progress of the Council’s identified strategic risks (report of the Executive Manager for Growth enclosed).

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11.

Counter-Fraud and Corruption Policy pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To introduce the recently reviewed Counter-Fraud and Corruption Policy at South Holland District Council (report of the Head of Internal Audit enclosed).

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12.

20/21 Financial Statements

The Committee will receive a verbal update on the current position.

13.

2019-20 Annual Audit Letter pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To note the Annual Audit Letter for the year ended 31 March 2020 (report of EY enclosed).

14.

2020/21 External Audit Plan pdf icon PDF 5 MB

To note the Provisional Audit Plan for year end 31 March 2021 (report of EY enclosed).

15.

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 Assistant Director – Governance (Monitoring Officer) enclosed).

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16.

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.