Agenda

Audit and Governance Committee - Friday 22 January 2021 10.00 am

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Declarations of Interest

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 133 KB

The Committee is asked to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. 

4.

Grant Thornton Progress Report pdf icon PDF 526 KB

The Committee is asked to note the report.

5.

Grant Thornton Annual Audit Letter 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 521 KB

The Committee is asked to note the report.

6.

Capital, Treasury and Investment Strategy pdf icon PDF 363 KB

The Committee is asked to consider, and comment as appropriate on the proposed strategies for 2021/22 and the Minimum Revenue Provision Policy. 

7.

Internal Audit Activity Progress Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 49 KB

The Committee is asked to note the report and agree that Senior Management attend the next meeting to provide an update as detailed within the report.   

 

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8.

Annual Governance Statement Improvement Plan Update 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 50 KB

It is recommended that the Audit and Governance Committee reviews and considers the actions taken to address the governance improvement areas identified.

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9.

GFRS Progress Report pdf icon PDF 55 KB

It is recommended that the Audit and Governance Committee reviews and considers the actions taken to address the recommendations made and progress to date.

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10.

Annual Schools Assurance Statements 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

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11.

Limited Assurance Reports pdf icon PDF 95 KB

-       Disposal of Assets: Vehicles (Philip Williams/Jo Saville)

-       Unregulated Placement and Packages of Support (Commissioning – Wendy Williams)

-       Unregulated Placements and Packages of Support (Fostering – Gill Horrobin)

-       Direct Awards (Ian Mawdsley)

 

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12.

Whistleblowing Policy pdf icon PDF 68 KB

The Committee is asked to note the report and support the commitment to undertake a self assessment against the Protect Best Practice Framework. 

13.

Independent Persons Report pdf icon PDF 62 KB

The Committee is asked to note the process for the appointment of Independent Persons ahead of the Annual Meeting of the Council.