Agenda

Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence and substitutions

2.

Declarations of Interest

3.

Council Tax base 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 220 KB

Report of: the Head of Financial Services

 

Purpose of report: to set the Council Tax Base for 2020/21 as required by section 33 of The Local Government Finance Act 1992 and the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) (England) Regulations 2012.

 

Recommendations:

The Audit and Governance Committee is recommended to agree:

 

a) that the 2020/21 Council Tax Base for the City Council’s area as a whole is set at 45,895.5 (as shown in Appendix 1 of the report)

 

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 of the report) be set as follows:

 

·         Unparished Area of the City                            38,392.9

·         Littlemore Parish                                                1,804.5

·         Old Marston Parish                                           1,280.0

·         Risinghurst & Sandhills Parish                      1,474.6

·         Blackbird Leys Parish                                       2,943.5

·         City Council Total                                              45,895.5

 

Additional documents:

4.

Progress with the Recruitment and Retention Action Plan pdf icon PDF 534 KB

Report of: the Head of Financial Services

 

Purpose of report: to report progress on the recruitment and retention action plan

 

Recommendations: That the Audit and Governance Committee:

1.            Note the progress made on the recruitment and retention action plan; and

2.            Note the aims and objectives to be included in an updated Equalities Action Plan 2018/21.

 

5.

Internal Audit: Progress update Quarter 3 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 608 KB

Report of: the internal auditor BDO.

 

Purpose of report: to inform the Committee on progress against the 2019-20 audit plan.

 

Recommendation: That the Audit and Governance Committee discuss and note the report.

 

6.

Internal Audit: Follow up on recommendations from the audit of Fusion pdf icon PDF 423 KB

Report of: the internal auditor BDO

 

Purpose of report: The Fusion follow up report was limited on both Operational effectiveness and Design. As a result the internal auditors carried out a separate follow-up review to ensure their recommendations were implemented. This report sets out the results of that review.

 

Recommendation: That the Audit and Governance Committee discuss and note the report.

 

7.

Internal Audit: Recommendation follow up Quarter 3 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 599 KB

Report of: the internal auditor BDO

 

Purpose of report: to inform the Committee on progress on those recommendations raised by Internal Audit which are due for implementation.

 

Recommendation: That the Audit and Governance Committee discuss and note the report.

 

8.

Risk Management Quarterly Reporting to December 2019 pdf icon PDF 384 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 2019.

 

Recommendation: That the Audit and Governance Committee reviews the risk management report and notes its contents

 

Additional documents:

9.

Investigation Team Performance and Activity for year to 30 November 2019 pdf icon PDF 264 KB

Report of: the Head of Financial Services

 

Purpose of report: to appraise Members of the activity and performance of the Corporate Investigation Team for the period 1 April 2019 to 30 November 2019.

 

Recommendation: That the Audit and Governance Committee discuss and note the report.

 

Additional documents:

10.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 318 KB

To approve as a true and accurate record the minutes of the meeting held on 23 October 2019.

 

11.

Dates and times of meetings

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

 

11 March 2019