Agenda and minutes

Audit Committee
Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 4.00 pm

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Note: In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this meeting is to be held as a remote video conference facilitated by the ZOOM video conferencing platform. 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members to determine the quorum of the meeting in accordance with Rule 7 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Naveed Alam.

2.

Appointment of Substitutes

To appoint substitute Members in accordance with Rule 26 of Part 4 of the Constitution and the Substitution Procedure Rules.

Minutes:

None.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded that any declaration of interest should be made having regard to the Members’ Code of Conduct. In particular, Members must make clear the nature of the interest and whether it is 'pecuniary' or ‘non-pecuniary'.

Minutes:

None.

4.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 172 KB

To read, confirm and sign the minutes of the previous meeting in accordance with Rule 19 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

Minutes:

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 04 March 2020 be taken as read, confirmed and signed.

5.

Action List Arising from the Previous Meeting

There was no Action List arising from the previous meeting.

Minutes:

No Action List held from the previous meeting.

6.

Petitions and Deputations

To receive any Petitions and, or, Deputations in accordance with Rule(s) 11 and 12 of Part 4 of the Constitution and the Petitions Procedure Rules respectively.

Minutes:

None.

7.

Annual Internal Audit Report & Opinion (2019/20) pdf icon PDF 205 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee gave consideration to the report and appendix (as set out on pages 8-22 of the public agenda reports pack) which asked it to discuss the key outcomes arising from the work of Internal Audit 2019/20.

 

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The contents of the report and appendix be noted.

 

8.

Internal Audit Progress Report (Q1 2020/21) pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee gave consideration to the report and appendix (as set out on pages 23-30 of the public agenda reports pack) which asked it to note the progress made in delivering the 20/21 Audit Plan.

 

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The contents of the report and appendix be noted.

 

9.

Annual Governance Statement (2019/20) pdf icon PDF 199 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee gave consideration to the report and appendix (as set out on pages 31-47 of the public agenda reports pack) which asked it to approve the Annual Governance Statement 2019/20.

 

In relation to Appendix 1 - Corporate Objective One, Members requested that all future Corporate Plans should be worded to be inclusive to the ‘wellbeing’ of residents, in addition to the current wording of the objective. It was agreed by Officers that going forward this amendment would be implemented.

 

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

i)            The Annual Governance Statement 2019/20 be approved.

ii)           The contents of the report and appendix be noted.

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