Agenda and decisions

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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 76 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 12 March 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.

Quarterly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report - March 2020

Report of the Assistant Director – Customers and Corporate Services

 

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

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.

 

7.

Internal Audit Update 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Report of the Executive Director – Finance

 

Purpose of report

 

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

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

            

1.1    To note the contents of the 2019/20 Internal Audit progress report from CW Audit Services.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the 2019/20 Internal Audit Progress Report from CW Audit be noted.

 

(2)  That CW Audit be requested to bring forward an updated Recommendations Tracker to the next meeting of the Committee.

8.

External Audit Plan 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Report of the Executive Director – Finance

 

Purpose of report

 

To receive the Ernst & Young LLP Audit Plan for 2020/21.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1    To note the contents of the 2020/21 External Audit Plan from Ernst & Young LLP.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the 2020/21 External Audit Plan from Ernst & Young LLP be noted.

 

9.

Treasury Management Annual Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Report of the Executive Director – Finance

 

Purpose of report

 

This report presents information on treasury management performance and compliance with treasury management policy during 2019/20 as required by the Treasury Management Code of Practice.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1      To note the contents of this report in line with the Treasury Management Strategy.

 

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the Treasury Management Annual Report for 2019/20 be noted.

 

10.

Review of Committee Work Programme

To review and note the Committee Work Programme.

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That, subject to the addition of an item relating to the Sign Off Process for the 2020-21 Accounts to the 17 September 2020 meeting, the Committee Work Plan be noted.

 

11.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The following items contain exempt information as defined in the following paragraphs 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 items 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 items)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 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.”

 

 

12.

Progress of Counter Fraud Service

Exempt Report of the Senior Investigation Officer – Corporate Fraud Team

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the exempt report be noted.