Agenda and decisions

Venue: Remote meeting

Contact: Richard Woods, Democratic and Elections  Email: democracy@cherwellandsouthnorthants.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 71 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 28 May 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.

Draft External Audit Results 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Report of the Executive Director – Finance

 

Purpose of report

 

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

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

            

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

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the Draft External Audit Results for 2019/20 be noted.

7.

Internal Audit Annual Report & Opinion 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Report of the Executive Director – Finance

 

Purpose of report

 

To receive the CW Audit Service Annual Report and Audit Opinion 2019/20.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

            

1.1      To note the contents of the 2019/20 Internal Audit Annual Report & Opinion from CW Audit Services.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the 2019/20 Internal Audit Annual Report & Opinion be noted.

8.

Internal Audit Update July 2020 pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Report of the Executive Director – Finance

 

Purpose of report

 

To receive the CW Audit Service Update Report for July 2020.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

            

1.1      To note the contents of the July 2020 Internal Audit Update Report from CW Audit Services.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the July 2020 Internal Audit Update Report be noted.

9.

Quarterly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report - June 2020 pdf icon PDF 812 KB

Report of the Assistant Director – Customers and Corporate Services

 

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

 

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.

10.

Revised Anti-Money Laundering Policy pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Report of the Executive Director – Finance

 

Purpose of report

 

To present for approval a revised Anti-Money Laundering Policy.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

 1.1        To approve the revised Anti-Money Laundering Policy contained at Appendix 1.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That, subject to a minor typographical amendment to Paragraph 7.9, the Revised Anti-Money Laundering Policy be approved.

11.

Revised Whistleblowing Policy pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Report of the Executive Director – Resources

 

Purpose of report

 

To present for approval a revised Whistleblowing Policy.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

 1.1        To approve the Revised Whistleblowing Policy contained at Appendix 1.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the Revised Whistleblowing Policy be approved.

12.

Treasury Management Report - Q1 - June 2020 pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Report of the Executive Director – Finance

 

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 Q1 June 2020 Treasury Management Report.

 

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the Q1 Treasury Management Report be noted.

13.

Review of Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 45 KB

To review and note the Committee Work Programme.

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That, subject to a minor typographical amendment to the item relating to the Accounts 2019-20 Sign Off Process, the Committee Work Programme be noted.

 

14.

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.

 

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 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 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.”

 

 

15.

Exempt Appendix to Treasury Management Report - Q1 - June 2020

To consider the exempt appendix to the Treasury Management Report – Q1 – June 2020.

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the exempt appendix be noted.

16.

Progress of Counter Fraud Service

Exempt report of the Senior Investigation Officer – Corporate Fraud Team

 

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the exempt report be noted.