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Items
No. Item

54.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors M Greatorex and R Kingstone.

55.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 195 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 8th February 2018 were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

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

 

56.

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.

57.

The Audit Plan for Tamworth Borough Council pdf icon PDF 444 KB

(Report of Grant Thornton – External Auditor)

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

The Committee endorsed the report.

 

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

 

 

58.

Informing the Audit Risk Assessment for Tamworth Borough Council pdf icon PDF 376 KB

(Report of Grant Thornton – External Auditor)

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

The Committee endorsed the report.

 

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

 

 

59.

Review of the Treasury Management Strategy Statement, Minimum Revenue Provision Policy Statement and Annual Investment Statement 2018/19 and theTreasury Management Strategy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy Mid-Year Review Report 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 124 KB

(Report of the Executive Director of Corporate Services)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

The Committee considered the Treasury Management Reports, as detailed within the reports attached at Annex 1 and Annex 2 and highlighted no changes for recommendation to Cabinet.

 

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

 

 

60.

Final Accounts 2017/18 Action Plan pdf icon PDF 321 KB

(Report of the Director of Finance)

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

The Committee agreed:

 

1.

The target of 25th May 2018 for closure of the final accounts and production of the statement for 2017/18 be approved;

 

2.

staffing resources be committed to the provision of appropriate information and support in order to meet the published timescales and the Committee receive progress updates (if required);

 

3.

CMT receive a fortnightly update until completion of the audit; and

 

4.

the Statement be presented to the Audit & Governance Committee on 26th July 2018.

 

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

 

 

61.

Financial Guidance pdf icon PDF 111 KB

(Report of the Head of Internal Audit Services)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

Members endorsed the changes to Financial Guidance.

 

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

 

 

62.

Internal Audit Plan & Charter pdf icon PDF 198 KB

(Report of the Head of Internal Audit Services)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

The Committee endorsed the attached Internal Audit Charter and Plan 2018-2019.

 

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

 

 

63.

Risk Management Update pdf icon PDF 105 KB

(The Report of the Head of Internal Audit Services)

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

The Committee endorsed the report.

 

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

 

 

64.

Audit & Governance Committee Self-Assessment pdf icon PDF 14 KB

(Report of the Head of Internal Audit Services)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

Members of the Committee completed the self-assessment checklist at Appendix A in order to formulate the improvement plan.

 

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

 

 

65.

Audit and Governance Committee Timetable

(Discussion Item)

Minutes:

The Committee reviewed the timetable.