Agenda and decisions

Venue: Remote meeting

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Items
No. Item

2.

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.

 

3.

Appointment of Vice-Chairman for the Municipal Year 2020/21

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That Councillor Hywel Davies be appointed Vice-Chairman of the Audit Committee for the municipal year 2020-21.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 30 July 2020.

5.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

 

6.

Urgent Business

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

7.

Health & Safety Annual Report pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Report of the Senior Health and Safety Officer

 

Purpose of report

 

To bring the Annual Health and Safety Plan to the attention of the Audit Committee for consideration.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1      To consider the attached Health and Safety Plan.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That having given due consideration, the Health & Safety Annual Report and Plan be noted.

8.

Internal Audit Update September 2020 pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Report of the Executive Director – Finance

 

Purpose of report

 

To receive the CW Audit Service Update report for September 2020.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1      The meeting is recommended to note the contents of the September           2020 Internal Audit Progress Report from CW Audit Services.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the September 2020 Internal Audit Progress Report be noted.

9.

External Audit Results 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Report of the Executive Director – Finance

 

Purpose of report

 

To receive a report setting out the External Audit Results for 2019/20.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1         The meeting is recommended to note the contents of the External Audit Results for 2019/20 from our External Auditors, Ernst & Young (EY).

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the External Audit Results for 2019-20 be noted.

10.

Revised Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Policy and Corporate Anti-Fraud Business Plan 2020/2021 pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Report of Executive Director – Finance

 

Purpose of report

 

To present for approval a revised Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Policy and Corporate Anti-Fraud Business Plan 2020/2021.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

 1.1        To approve the Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Policy (Appendix 1).

 

1.2       To approve the Corporate Anti-Fraud Business Plan 2020/2021       (Appendix 2).

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the revised Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Policy be approved.

 

(2)  That the revised Corporate Anti-Fraud Business Plan 2020/2021 be approved.

11.

Review of Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 44 KB

To review and note the Committee Work Programme.

12.

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.

 

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, Paragraph 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.”

 

 

13.

Progress of Counter Fraud Service

Exempt report of the Senior Investigation Officer – Corporate Fraud Team

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the exempt report be noted.