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.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 19 November 2020.

4.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

 

5.

Urgent Business

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

6.

Verbal Update on the Statement of Accounts and Annual Governance Statement 2019-20

The Temporary Assistant Director – Finance and Procurement and a representative from Ernst & Young LLP, the Council’s External Auditor, to provide a verbal update on the Statement of Accounts and Annual Governance Statement 2019-20.

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the verbal update on the Statement of Accounts and Annual Governance Statement 2019-20 be noted.

 

7.

Internal Audit Update January 2021 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Report of the Temporary Assistant Director – Finance and Procurement and Deputy Section 151 Officer

 

Purpose of report

 

To receive the CW Audit Service Update report for January 2021.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1       To note the contents of the January 2021 internal audit progress report      from CW Audit Services.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the CW Audit Service Update report for January 2021 be noted.

 

8.

Treasury Management Report - Quarter 3 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Report of the Temporary Assistant Director – Finance and Procurement and Deputy Section 151 Officer

 

Purpose of report

 

To receive information on treasury management performance and compliance with treasury management policy for 2020-21 as required by the Treasury Management Code of Practice.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1  To note the contents of the Q3 Treasury Management Report for 2020-21.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the Treasury Management Report – Quarter 3 2020-21 be noted.

 

9.

Review of Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 38 KB

To review and note the Committee Work Programme.

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That, subject to the addition of an item relating to the signoff of the Statement of Accounts and Annual Governance Statement 2019-20 to the March 2021 meeting, the Committee Work Programme be noted.

 

10.

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.”

 

11.

Exempt Appendix to Treasury Management Report

To consider the exempt appendix to the Treasury Management Report – Quarter 3 2020-21.

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the exempt appendix be noted.

 

12.

Progress of Counter Fraud Service

Exempt report of the Senior Investigating Officer – Corporate Fraud Team

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the exempt report be noted.