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Items
No. Item

43.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor R Kingstone.

44.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 197 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 26th October 2017 were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

(Moved by Councillor M Greatorex and seconded by Councillor M Gant)

 

45.

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.

46.

Review of Anti-Money Laundering Policy pdf icon PDF 197 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the Committee

 

1

Approved the revised Anti-Money Laundering Policy and refer to Council for adoption in the Council’s Policy Framework.

 

2

Agreed to put the Policy on to net-consent for staff and members.

 

 

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

 

47.

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 pdf icon PDF 189 KB

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

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the Committee

 

1

Endorsed the RIPA monitoring report for the quarter to 31 December 2017.

 

2

Agreed to put the Policy on to net-consent for staff and members.

 

3

Congratulate Solicitor to the Council on her diligence.

 

 

(Moved by Councillor M Summers and seconded by Councillor M Greatorex)

 

48.

Audit and Governance Committee Timetable pdf icon PDF 132 KB

(Discussion Item)

Minutes:

The Committee reviewed the timetable.

49.

Grant Thornton Certification Work

Minutes:

The Committee congratulated Joan Barnett on her service for the last 8 years and her professional support and dedication.

 

The Certificate letter for year ended 31 March 2107 for Grant Thornton was distributed for Members information.

 

50.

Counter Fraud Update pdf icon PDF 14 KB

(Report of the Head of Internal Audit Services)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the Committee

 

 

Approved the Counter Fraud work completed during the financial year 2017/18 to date.

 

 

(Moved by Councillor M Gant and seconded by Councillor C Cooke)

 

51.

Internal Audit update pdf icon PDF 214 KB

(Report of the Head of Internal Audit Services)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the Committee

 

 

Endorsed the Internal Audit Quarter 3 Report 2017/18 and thanked the Head of Internal Audit Services for her diligence.

 

 

(Moved by Councillor M Summers and seconded by Councillor R Ford)

 

52.

Restricted

NOT FOR PUBLICATION because the report could involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1,  3 and 9 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended)

 

Minutes:

That members of the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the Community and Development Services Update on the grounds that the business involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

(Moved by Councillor M Greatorex and seconded by Councillor M Gant)

53.

Risk Based Verification

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance)

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the Committee

 

 

Endorsed and approve the ongoing adoption of a Risk Based Verification (RBV) Policy in determining evidence requirements for the assessment of new Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction claims.

 

 

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