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Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitute Members


Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 19 September 2019.


Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.



Urgent Business

The Chairman to advise whether they have agreed to any items of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.


Quarterly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report - September 2019 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of Assistant Director: Customers and Corporate Services and Head of Finance and Procurement


Purpose of report


This report summarises the Council’s Performance, Risk and Finance monitoring position as at the end of each quarter.




The meeting is recommended:


1.1       To note the monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report.


1.2       To review the Leadership Risk Register and identify any issues for further consideration.

Additional documents:


Internal Audit Update 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Report of the Executive Director - Finance


Purpose of report


To receive the CW Audit Service Update report for 2019/20.




1.            The meeting is recommended to note the contents of the 2019/20 internal audit progress report from CW Audit Services.

Additional documents:


Independent Review into Local Authority Audit pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Report of Executive Director - Finance


Purpose of report


To receive information on the Government’s call for views for an independent review into local authority audit.




1.            The committee is requested to consider the call for views relating to the review being carried out by the Government into local authority audit and feedback any comments to officers by Friday 13 December 2019.

Additional documents:


Treasury Management Report - Q2 - September 2019 pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Report of the Executive Director: Finance (S151 Officer)


Purpose of report


To receive information on treasury management performance and compliance with treasury management policy for 2019/20 as required by the Treasury Management Code of Practice.




The meeting is recommended:


1.            To note the contents of the Q2 September 2019 Treasury Management Report.



Review of Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 45 KB

To review and note the Committee Work Programme.


Exclusion of Press and Public

The following report(s) contain exempt information as defined in the following paragraph(s) of Part 1, Schedule 12A of Local Government Act 1972.


3– Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).


7 – Information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime.


Members are reminded that whilst the following item(s) have been marked as exempt, it is for the meeting to decide whether or not to consider each of them in private or in public. In making the decision, members should balance the interests of individuals or the Council itself in having access to the information. In considering their discretion members should also be mindful of the advice of Council Officers.


Should Members decide not to make a decision in public, they are recommended to resolve as follows:


“That under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that, if the public and press were present, it would be likely that exempt information falling under the provisions of Schedule 12A, Part I, Paragraphs 3 and 7 would be disclosed to them, and that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”




Progress of Counter Fraud Service

Exempt report of the Senior Investigation Officer – Corporate Fraud Team



Treasury Management Report - Exempt Appendix