Agenda

Standards and Governance Committee
Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1

Contact: Lisa Young  5340

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for non-attendance

2.

Declarations of interest

All Members are required to disclose, at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter, any disclosable pecuniary interest or personal interest in any item (s) being considered at this meeting.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Committee meeting held on 28 November 2018.

4.

Deputations - Standing Order 3.4

(NOTE: The Committee is required to receive a deputation(s) on a matter which is before the meeting of the Committee provided that notice of the intended deputation and its object shall have been received by the Borough Solicitor by 12 noon on Friday 8 February 2019.  The total time for deputations in favour and against a proposal shall not exceed 10 minutes).

5.

Public Questions - Standing Order 3.5

(NOTE: The Committee is required to allow a total of 15 minutes for questions from Members of the public on matters within the terms of reference of the Committee provided that notice of such Question(s) shall have been submitted to the Borough Solicitor by 12 noon on Friday 8 February 2019)

 

6.

External Audit: Certification of Claims and Returns Annual Report 2017-18 and Audit Planning Report 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Certification Report 2017-18

The certification of claims and returns annual report summarises the findings of our work on the Council’s 2017/18 housing benefit subsidy claim. It reports the key messages from the work undertaken, including claim amendments which were agreed with your officers and details of matters reported to the grant paying department in a qualification letter. Our annual report has been prepared in line with the requirements of Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA), which oversaw the certification of claims and returns for 2017-18.

 

Audit Planning Report 2018-19

The Audit Planning Report sets out the work that we plan to complete to enable us to issue the audit opinion on your financial statements, and the value for money conclusion, for 2018/19. The audit opinion and value for money work will be completed in line with the requirements of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the National Audit Office’s 2015 Code of Audit Practice, the Statement of Responsibilities issued by Public Sector Audit Appointments (PSAA) Ltd, auditing standards and other professional requirements.

 

Additional documents:

7.

Internal Audit Monitoring Statement from 1st April 2018 - 4th February 2019 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To table the performance of the Internal Audit Section for 2018/19 (1st April 2018 – 4th February 2019) against the agreed audit plan (March 2018) to the Members with responsibility for governance.

 

8.

UPDATE REPORT ON THE CURRENT STATUS OF BUSINESS CONTINUITY ARRANGEMENTS AND PLANS WITHIN THE COUNCIL pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Report to follow

9.

Code of Conduct, Local Assessment Criteria and Terms of Reference Update

To follow.

10.

Any Other Items