Agenda and decisions

Venue: Remote meeting

Contact: Richard Woods, Democratic Services  Email: DemocraticServices@southnorthants.gov.uk 01327 322043

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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 65 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 16 September 2020 and 17 September 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

Decision:

Resolved

 

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

7.

Internal Audit Update – November 2020 pdf icon PDF 69 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 November 2020 and customer satisfaction survey results 2019/20.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1       To note the contents of the November 2020 internal audit progress report and satisfaction survey results 2019/20 from CW Audit Services.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the CW Audit Service Update report for November 2020 and customer satisfaction survey results 2019/20 be noted.

8.

Performance, Finance and Risk Monitoring - September 2020 pdf icon PDF 680 KB

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

 

Purpose of report

 

This report summarises the Council’s Performance, Risk and Finance monitoring position as at the end of September 2020.

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

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

 

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

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the Quarterly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report be noted.

 

(2)  That, having given due consideration, the Leadership Risk Register be noted.

 

9.

Treasury Management Report – Semi-annual Report for 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 102 KB

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

 

Purpose of report

 

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

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1       To note the contents of the 2020-21 semi-annual report for Treasury Management.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the 2020-21 semi-annual report for Treasury Management be noted.

10.

Independent Review into Local Authority Audit pdf icon PDF 79 KB

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

 

*** Please note, that the report and appendices will be to follow ***

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the independent review into the oversight of local authority audit and the transparency of local authority financial reporting be noted.

 

(2)  That, having given due consideration, it be agreed that Members shall provide feedback to Officers on the Public Sector Audit Appointments – Proposed new system for fee variations by Wednesday 25 November 2020.

11.

Review of Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 43 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.

 

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.”

 

 

13.

Exempt Appendix to Treasury Management Report

To consider the exempt appendix to the Treasury Management Report – Semi-annual Report for 2020-21.

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the exempt appendix be noted.

14.

Progress of Counter Fraud Service

Exempt report of the Senior Investigating Officer – Corporate Fraud Team

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the exempt report be noted.