Meetings

Meeting Details

Audit and Risk Committee
15 Feb 2021 - 11:00 to 13:00
Occurred
  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Visitors
  • Declarations of Interests

Documents

Agenda

Standard Items
1 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive any apologies for absence. 


1

 

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor D Hammond.

 

 

 

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

You have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in a matter to be discussed if it relates to something on your Register of Interests form. You must declare the interest and leave the room while the matter is dealt with.

You have a Personal Interest in a matter to be discussed if it affects
•    your well being or financial position
•    that of your family or close friends
•    that of a club or society in which you have a management role
•    that of another public body of which you are a member to a greater extent than others in your ward.
You must declare a personal interest but can speak and vote on the matter.

Whenever you declare an interest you must say why the interest arises, so that it can be included in the minutes. 

2

 

There were no declarations of interest declared at the meeting.

 

 

 

3 pdf MINUTES (127Kb)

 

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on the 14 December 2020.

 

 

3

 

The minutes of the meeting held on 14 December 2020 were confirmed by assent.

 

Councillor Wainwright referred to comments that had been made at the last meeting in regard to recommendation GY 1909 to pop-up food premises and takeaways. The Finance Director to be picked up as part of the Audit Plan for 2021-22. 

 

 

 

 

Report attached.

 

 

4

 

Member received and considered the report from the Internal Audit Manager.

 

The Internal Audit Manager reported that the report highlighted progress made between 24 November 2020 to 5 February 2021 in relation to the delivery of the revised Annual Internal Audit Plan for 2020/21 and included executive summaries in respect of the reviews which had been completed during this period.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

That the Committee note the outcomes of the audits completed during this period and the progress to date.

 

 

 

 

Report attached.

 

 

5

 

The Committee received and considered the report from the Internal Audit Manager.

 

The Internal Audit Manager reported the latest progress made in relation to management implementation of agreed audit recommendations falling due by 5 February 2021.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

That the Committee receives and notes the current position in relation to the implementation of agreed audit recommendations.

 

 

 

 

Report attached.

 

 

6

 

The Committee received and considered the report fro the Internal Audit Manager.

 

The Internal Audit Manager reported the results from the 2020 Audit & Risk Committee self-assessment exercise. The Internal Audit Manager recommended that the previous year's self-assessment exercise was reviewed and updated taking into account any progress made against agreed improvement actions.

 

Councillor Wainwright asked for clarification regarding the response to question 15 on page 38 of the report. The Internal Audit Manager gave the rationale behind the given response.

 

The Committee agreed that the production of an Annual Report of the Audit & Risk Committee to be presented to Council should be put on hold for a further 12 months due to the impact of Covid19 on staffing resources and further advice would be sought from the Monitoring Officer on how to proceed with this action.

RESOLVED:-

 

That the Committee reviewed the 2020 self-assessment exercise and related improvement actions and through discussions had updated the assessment with progress and outlined new actions, if required.

 

 

 

 

Report attached.

 

 

7

 

The Committee received and considered the report from the Corporate Risk Officer.

 

The Finance Director reported the progress which had been made in relation to further work and actions required to address issues which had been identified in the Annual Governance Statement 2019/20.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

That the Committee receives and notes the action taken to address the issues identified.

 

 

 

 

Report attached.

 

 

8

 

The Committee received and considered the report from the Corporate Risk Officer.

 

The Finance Director asked the Committee to review the Corporate Risk Register to determine whether the register correctly reflected the risks affecting the authority and to approve the revised layout of the Corporate Risk Register.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

That the Committee agree that the Corporate Risk Register correctly reflected the risks affecting the authority and approved the revised layout of the Corporate Risk Register.

 

 

 

9 pdf WORK PROGRAMME (20Kb)

 

Report attached.

 

 

9

 

The Committee received and considered the Work Programme.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

That the Committee note and agree the Work Programme.

 

 

 

10 ANY OTHER BUSINESS
To consider any other business as may be determined by the Chairman of the meeting as being of sufficient urgency to warrant consideration.

10

 

The Finance Director gave an update in regard to the position regarding the fees payable to the external auditors for the Council for work undertaken during 2019/20.

 

 

 

Attendance

Name
No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending ApologySubstituted By
No apology information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for AbsenceSubstituted By
Cara Walker  

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.

Visitors

 

PRESENT:-

 

Councillor Flaxman-Taylor in the Chair; Councillors Freeman & Wainwright.

 

Ms K Sly (Finance Director), Ms F Haywood (Internal Audit Manager), Ms L Snow (Finance Manager), Mrs S Wintle (Corporate Services Manager) & Mrs C Webb (Executive Services Officer).

 

 


 

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