Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Remote meeting

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

Note: Special Audit Committee 

Items
No. Item

49.

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:

There were no declarations of interest.

50.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 11 March 2021.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 11 March 2021 were agreed as a correct record to be signed by the Chairman in due course.

51.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

 

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

52.

Urgent Business

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

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

53.

External Audit Results 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 69 KB

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

 

Purpose of report

 

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

 

*** Please note, that the appendix to this report will be to follow ***

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1      To note the contents of the External Audit Results Report 2019/20 from           our External Auditors, Ernst & Young (EY).

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the External Audit Results Report 2019-20 be noted.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Temporary Assistant Director – Finance and Procurement which set out the External Audit Results 2019-20.

 

The External Auditor explained that, despite delays caused by the Northamptonshire Pensions Fund Audit and Going Concern Consultation, all work on the External Audit opinion, and the value for money conclusion and certificate had now concluded.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the External Audit Results Report 2019-20 be noted.

54.

Statement of Accounts, Annual Governance Statement 2019-20 and Letter of Representation pdf icon PDF 72 KB

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

 

Purpose of report

 

To receive a report asking Members of the Committee to consider the Statement of Accounts 2019/20 and the Letter of Representation 2019/20.

 

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

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

            

1.1          To approve the Statement of Accounts 2019-20 and to approve the Letter of Representation 2019-20.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That, having given due consideration, the Statement of Accounts 2019-20 be approved.

 

(2)  That, having given due consideration, the Letter of Representation 2019-20 be approved.  

 

(3)  That authority be delegated to the Executive Director – Finance (Section 151 Officer) to make any typographical amendments to the Statement of Accounts 2019-20 and Letter of Representation 2019-20 as deemed necessary.

Minutes:

The Temporary Assistant Director – Finance and Procurement submitted a report which requested that Members consider and approve the Statement of Accounts 2019-20 and the Letter of Representation 2019-20.

 

In introducing the report, the Executive Director – Finance explained that Members of the Audit Committee had received a full briefing on the contents of the Statement of Accounts 2019-20 and Letter of Representation 2019-20. Members asked detailed questions of the documents which were duly answered by Officers.

 

Members of the Committee expressed their thanks to the External Auditors and Officers who had worked hard to ensure that the Statement of Accounts 2019-20 and Letter of Representation 2019-20 were available and ready for consideration prior to vesting day for the new West Northamptonshire Council.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That, having given due consideration, the Statement of Accounts 2019-20 be approved.

 

(2)  That, having given due consideration, the Letter of Representation 2019-20 be approved. 

 

(3)  That authority be delegated to the Executive Director – Finance (Section 151 Officer) to make any typographical amendments to the Statement of Accounts 2019-20 and Letter of Representation 2019-20 as deemed necessary.

55.

Review of Committee Work Programme

To review and note the Committee Work Programme.

Minutes:

The Vice Chairman advised that no further meetings of Audit Committee were scheduled ahead of the transition to West Northamptonshire Council on 1 April 2021, therefore the work of the Committee had drawn to a close.