Agenda

Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence and substitutions

2.

Declarations of Interest

3.

Risk Management - Quarter 2 - 30 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 397 KB

Report of: the Head of Financial Services

Purpose of report: to update the Committee on both corporate and service risks as at 30 September 2021

Recommendation: that the Committee reviews the risk management report and notes its contents.

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External Audit: Draft Audit results report for the year ending 31 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Report of: the external auditor EY

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

Recommendation: to discuss and note the report.

5.

Statement of accounts for the Year Ending 31 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 278 KB

Report of: the Head of Financial Services        [report and Statement of Accounts to follow]

Purpose of report: to submit the Council’s Statement of Accounts and Letter of Representation for approval and authorisation.

The Statement of Accounts and supporting documentation are attached as a separate supplement.

Recommendations: that the Committee:

1.        approve the audited 2020/21 Statement of Accounts as certified by the Head of Financial Services, and authorise the Chair of the Committee to sign the Accounts; and

2.        approve the Letter of Representation to enable the opinion to be issued.

 

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Annual Governance Statement 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Report of: the Head of Law & Governance

Purpose of report: to present the 2020/21 Annual Governance Statement for consideration and approval.

Recommendation: that the Audit & Governance Committee resolves to approve the Annual Governance Statement for the 2020/21 financial year

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7.

Avoiding Bribery Fraud and Corruption Policy update pdf icon PDF 218 KB

Report of: the Head of Financial Services        [report to follow]

Recommendation: contained in the report

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8.

Internal Audit Progress Report October 2021 pdf icon PDF 984 KB

Report of the Internal Auditor BDO         [report to follow]

Purpose of report: to inform the Committee on progress made against the Internal Audit work plan and on the outcome of their reviews (including within the executive summary reports on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery and Data Analytics).

Recommendation: to discuss and note the report.

9.

Internal Audit Follow Up Report October 2021 pdf icon PDF 431 KB

Report of the Internal Auditor BDO        [report to follow]

Purpose of report: to inform the Committee on the on the implementation of the recommendations from their previous internal audit reviews.

Recommendation: to discuss and note the report.

10.

Appointment of External Auditors 2023/24 to 2027/28 pdf icon PDF 279 KB

Report of: the Head of Financial Services

Purpose of report: to consider the process to appointment external auditors for the next procurement period.

Recommendation: the Committee is asked to

1.     consider the report to Council (Appendix 1) and

2.     recommend to Council that the Council opt in to the national procurement of external auditors.

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11.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 401 KB

Recommendation: to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 29 July 2021 as a true and accurate record.

12.

Dates and times of meetings

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

27 January 2022

11 April 2022