Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence and substitutions

2.

Declarations of interest

3.

Appointment of Vice-Chair

To appoint a Vice-Chair to the Audit and Accounts Committee for the 2021/22 municipal year.

4.

Urgent matters

To consider any items of business, other than those shown on this agenda and which, by reason of special circumstances to be stated at the meeting, in the opinion of the Chairman, should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.

 

5.

Minutes of the meeting held on 29 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 245 KB

The Chair will move that the minutes of the meeting be signed as a correct record. The only part of the minutes that can be discussed is their accuracy.

6.

Response to Ernst and Young Assurance Letter pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Contact Officer: Sue Cuerden

The purpose of this report is to inform the committee of the annual assurance letter received from the council’s external auditors, Ernst and Young, and to agree the response to this from the committee.

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7.

External Investment Funds Monitoring as at 31 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Contact Officer: Sue Cuerden

The purpose of this report is to provide an end of financial year update on the council’s externally managed pooled fund investments.

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8.

Treasury Management Annual Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Contact Officer: Sue Cuerden

The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the outturn position in relation to the Treasury Management activity for the financial year 2020/21.

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9.

Summary of Investment Income and Property Aged Debt 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Contact Officer: Sue Cuerden

As requested by this committee, the table provides a summary of investment income budgets for the year and the actual income received against those budgets as at the end of the 2020/21 financial year (i.e. 31 March 2021).

10.

Internal Audit Progress Report (April-June 2021) pdf icon PDF 370 KB

Contact Officer: Richard Bevan

This report is to inform members of the Audit and Accounts Committee of the work completed by the Internal Audit Team during the period April to June 2021 and the current position with all audit recommendations

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11.

Internal Audit Annual Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 449 KB

Contact Officer: Paul Gundry

This report is to inform the Committee of the Chief Internal Auditor’s annual opinion on the effectiveness of the council’s risk management, control and governance processes for 2020/21.

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12.

Fraud Update - Protecting the Public Purse pdf icon PDF 404 KB

Contact Officer: Paul Gundry

The purpose of this report is to the Committee of the work that has been carried out during 2020/21 in protecting the public purse.

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13.

Viewing of Social Networking Sites pdf icon PDF 324 KB

Contact Officer: John Armstrong

This report provides Members of the Committee with a summary of the viewing of individuals’ social networking sites in an investigatory capacity for the period 1 March 2021 to 31 May 2021.

14.

Audit and Accounts work programme pdf icon PDF 93 KB

The Committee is asked to note and review it’s work programme.

15.

Exclusion of press and public

To consider whether, in view of the nature of the remaining items on the agenda, any of them are likely to involve the disclosure of exempt or confidential information within the terms of [] Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972

 

16.

Confidential/exempt items for information

Confidential – Item 7, Appendix 1 - External Investment Funds Monitoring as at 31 March 2021