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Items
No. Item

21.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors M Greatorex and M Summers

22.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 213 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 1 June 2017 were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

(Moved by Councillor J Faulkner and seconded by Councillor C Cooke)

 

23.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (pecuniary and non-pecuniary) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.

 

When Members are declaring a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they have dispensation, they should specify the nature of such interest.  Members should leave the room if they have a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation. 

 

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of Interest.

24.

The Audit Findings Report pdf icon PDF 650 KB

The Report of Grant Thornton (External Auditor)

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

The Audit Findings for Tamworth Borough Council were presented to the Members by Grant Thornton and a discussion followed

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Ford and seconded by Councillor J Faulkner)

 

25.

Management Representation Letter 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 144 KB

(The Report of the Executive Director Corporate Services)

Minutes:

A Management Representation Letter was submitted to the Members by the Executive Director Corporate Services

 

RESOLVED:

That the letter of representation was approved and agreed by Members

 

 

(Moved by Councillor J Faulkner and seconded by Councillor R Ford)

 

26.

Annual Statement of Accounts and Report 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

(The Report of the Corporate Director Executive Services)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Corporate Director Executive Services requested Members to approve the Statement of Accounts (the Statement) for the financial year ended 31st March 2017 following completion of the external audit.

 

RESOLVED:

That the Members approved the Annual Statement of Accounts 2016/17 and thanks was given to all of those involved with the Accounts

 

 

(Moved by Councillor J Faulkner and seconded by Councillor M Gant)

 

 

27.

Internal Audit Customer Satisfaction Survey pdf icon PDF 109 KB

(The Report of the Head of Internal Audit Services)

Minutes:

The Head of Internal Audit Services reported on the outcome of Internal Audit’s customer satisfaction survey.

 

RESOLVED:

That the Members Committee considered the report and had no issues to raise. 

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Ford and seconded by Councillor C Cooke)

 

 

28.

Internal Audit Update Report 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 209 KB

(The Report of the Head of Internal Audit Services)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Internal Audit Services reported on the outcome of Internal Audit’s review of the Internal Control, Risk Management and Governance Framework in the 1st Quarter of 2017/18 – and provided members with assurance of the on-going effective operation of an Internal Audit function and enable any particularly significant issues to be brought to the Committee’s attention.

 

RESOLVED:

That the Members considered the report and had no issues to raise. 

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Ford and seconded by Councillor C Cooke)

 

 

29.

Risk Management Update 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 184 KB

(Report of the Head of Internal Audit Services)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Internal Audit Services reported on the Risk Management process and progress to date for the current financial year.

 

RESOLVED:

That the Members endorsed the Corporate Risk Register.

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Ford and seconded by Councillor C Cooke)

 

 

30.

Quarterly RIPA Report pdf icon PDF 187 KB

(Report of the Solicitor to the Council and Monitoring Officer)

Minutes:

The Report of the Solicitor to the Council and Monitoring Officer updated Members on the Council’s Code of Practice for carrying out surveillance under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) specifying that quarterly reports will be taken to Audit and Governance Committee to demonstrate to elected members that the Council is complying with its own Code of Practice when using RIPA.

 

RESOLVED:

That the Members endorsed the RIPA monitoring report for the quarter to 30 June 2017.

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Ford and seconded by Councillor J Faulkner)

 

 

31.

Audit and Governance Committee Timetable pdf icon PDF 132 KB

(Discussion Item)

Minutes:

The Committee reviewed the timetable.