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15.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 6th June 2019 were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

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

 

16.

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.

17.

Audit Findings Report - 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 482 KB

(The Audit Findings Report 2018-19 from Grant Thornton, the External Auditors)

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

18.

Management Representation Letter 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 138 KB

(The Report of the Executive Director, Finance)

Minutes:

A Management Representation Letter was submitted to the Committee by the Executive Director Finance for year ended 31st March 2019

 

RESOLVED:

That the letter of representation was approved and agreed by Committee

 

 

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

 

19.

Annual Statement Of Accounts & Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 70 KB

(Report of the Executive Director Finance)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Executive Director Finance presented the Statement of Accounts (the Statement) for the financial year ended 31st March 2019 following completion of the external audit

 

 

RESOLVED

That Committee

 

 

Approved the Annual Statement of Accounts 2018/19

 

 

The Committee thanked the finance team.

 

 

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

 

20.

Risk Management Quarterly Update pdf icon PDF 126 KB

(Report of the Assistant Director Finance)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Assistant Director Finance reports on the risk management process and progress to date for the current financial year

 

 

RESOLVED

That Committee

 

 

Endorsed the Corporate Risk Register

 

 

 

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

21.

Assistant Director People Update

(To receive an update from the Assistant Director People)

Minutes:

The Assistant Director People gave Committee a verbal update on the review of the PDR, also provided an update on the Corporate Communications Strategy and followed on to speak about the implementation of the E Induction programme.

 

 

22.

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 59 KB

(Report of the Assistant Director Partnerships)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Assistant Director Partnerships updates Members on the Council’s Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2018/19

 

RESOLVED

That Committee

 

 

Endorsed the Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for approval by Cabinet

 

 

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

 

23.

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 pdf icon PDF 78 KB

(Report of the Assistant Director Partnerships)

Minutes:

The Assistant Director Partnerships updates the Members on the Council’s Code of Practice for carrying out surveillance under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

 

 

RESOLVED

That Committee

 

 

Endorsed the RIPA monitoring report for the quarter to 30th June 2019

 

 

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

 

24.

Counter Fraud Update pdf icon PDF 55 KB

(The Report of the Interim Head of Internal Audit Services)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Interim Head of, Internal Audit Services provided Members with an update of Counter Fraud work completed to date during the 2019/20 financial year

 

RESOLVED

That Committee;

 

 

Considered the report and raised no issues

 

 

Endorsed the Fraud & Corruption Risk Register Summary. (Appendix 1)

 

 

 

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

 

25.

Internal Audit Quarterly Update pdf icon PDF 68 KB

(Report of the Interim Head of Internal Audit Services)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Interim 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 2019/20 to provide 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 Committee

 

 

Considers the attached report and raised any issues it deemed appropriate

 

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

 

 

 

26.

Audit and Governance Committee Timetable pdf icon PDF 60 KB

(Discussion Item)

Minutes:

The Committee reviewed the timetable.