Agenda

Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence and substitutions

2.

Declarations of Interest

3.

Setting of the Council Tax Base 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Report of: the Head of Financial Services

 

Purpose: To set the “Council Tax Base” for 2019/20 as required by section 33 of The Local Government Finance Act 1992 and the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) (England) Regulations 2012.

 

Recommendation:         

The Audit and Governance Committee are recommended to agree:  

 

a) that the 2019/20 Council Tax Base for the City Council’s area as a whole is set at 45,294.5 (as shown in Appendix 1)

b) that the projected level of collection is set at 98%    

c)  that the tax bases for the Parishes, and for the Unparished Area of the City (as shown in Appendix 2) be set as follows:

 

Unparished Area of the City                                  37,825.8

Littlemore Parish                                                      1,798.0

Old Marston Parish                                                  1,272.7

Risinghurst & Sandhills Parish                            1,470.4

Blackbird Leys Parish                                             2,927.6

City Council Total                                                    45,294.5

 

Additional documents:

4.

Anti Money Laundering Policy pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Report of: the Head of Financial Services.

 

Purpose of report:  to inform Members of the new Anti-Money Laundering Policy and seek approval for adoption into Council Policy.

                                                                                                           

Recommendation: that the report and policy are approved.

Additional documents:

5.

Ernst & Young - Draft Audit Planning Report for year ending March 2019 pdf icon PDF 6 MB

Report of: the external auditor Ernst & Young

 

Purpose of report: to inform the Committee of the draft Audit Plan for year ending 2019 setting out how the auditors intend to carry out their responsibilities.

 

Recommendation: to discuss and note the report.

 

6.

Senior staff turnover and implications for risk management and governance pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Report of: the Head of Business Improvement (report to follow)

 

Purpose of report: to provide Audit and Governance Committee with an update on senior staff turnover and implications for risk management and governance.

 

Recommendation: that the Committee notes and comments on the report.

7.

Risk Management Quarterly Reporting as at 30 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Report of: the Head of Financial Services

 

Purpose of report:  to update the Committee on both corporate and service risks as at 30 November 2018.

 

Recommendation: to discuss and note the report.

 

Additional documents:

8.

Internal Audit: Progress Report to January 2019 pdf icon PDF 485 KB

Report of: the internal auditor BDO

 

Purpose of report: to inform the Committee on progress against the 2018-19 audit plan.

 

Recommendation: to discuss and note the report.

 

9.

Internal Audit 6 Accounts Receivable Report - November 2018 pdf icon PDF 505 KB

Report of: the internal auditor BDO

 

Purpose of report: to inform the Committee of the outcome of this audit.

 

Recommendation: to discuss and note the report.

 

10.

Internal Audit 10 Retention Report - December 2018 pdf icon PDF 582 KB

Report of: the internal auditor BDO

 

Purpose of report: to inform the Committee of the outcome of this audit.

 

Recommendation: to discuss and note the report.

 

11.

Internal Audit: Follow up of recommendations to December 2018 pdf icon PDF 184 KB

Report of: the internal auditor BDO

 

Purpose of report: to inform the Committee on progress on those recommendations from Internal Audit due for implementation.

 

Recommendation: to discuss and note the report.

 

 

12.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To approve as a true and accurate record the minutes of the meeting held on 5 November 2018.

13.

Dates and times of meetings

The Committee is scheduled to meet at 6.00pm on the following dates:

11 March 2019                                 9 January 2020

24 July 2019

23 October 2019