Agenda and draft minutes

Accounts and Governance Committee - Thursday, 9th June, 2022 6.45 pm

Venue: The Council Chamber, Town Hall, Corney Place, Penrith, CA11 7QF

Contact: Members Services 

Items
No. Item

AGc/1/06/22

Appointment of Vice-Chair

To receive nominations for and to appoint a Vice-Chair of the Accounts and Governance Committee.

Minutes:

Proposed by Cllr Eyles

Seconded by Cllr Wicks

 

andRESOLVED that Cllr Lancaster be appointed Vice-Chair of the Accounts and Governance Committee for the 2022/2023 municipal year.

AGc/2/06/22

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors: Connell, Lynch and McCall.

AGc/3/06/22

Minutes of Previous Meeting

To note minutes AGc/68/05/22 to AGc/73/05/22 of the meeting of this Committee held on 10 May 2022, previously circulated and confirmed and signed at Annual Council on 26 May 2022.

Minutes:

Proposed by Cllr Eyles

Seconded by Cllr Greenwood

 

andRESOLVED that the minutes AGc/68/05/22 to AGc/73/05/22 of the meeting of this Committee, previously confirmed and signed by the Chair at Annual Council held on the 26th May 2022, be noted.

AGc/4/06/22

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of the existence and nature of any private interests, both disclosable pecuniary and any other registrable interests, in any matter to be considered or being considered.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

 

Cllr Eyles gave a personal explanation that he was recording the meeting for personal use.

AGc/5/06/22

Annual Fraud Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 284 KB

To consider the report DoR47/22 (attached) of the Interim Director of Resources, which seeks to give an update on how the Council has sought to detect and prevent fraud in 2021/22.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Accounts and Governance Committee note the report.

Minutes:

Members considered the report DoR47/22 of the Interim Director of Resources, presented by the Assistant Director Finance & HR, which sought to provide an update on how the Council had worked to detect and prevent fraud in 2021/22.

 

Proposed by Cllr Greenwood

Seconded by Cllr Patterson

 

and RESOLVED that the report be noted.

AGc/6/06/22

Anti-Fraud Plan 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 1005 KB

To consider the report DoR48/22 (attached) of the Assistant Director Finance and HR, which seeks to present the proposed and updated Anti-Fraud, Theft, Bribery and Corruption Strategy and Response Plan for approval.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Accounts and Governance Committee approve the updated Anti-Fraud, Theft, Bribery and Corruption Strategy and Response Plan presented.

Minutes:

Members considered the report DoR48/22 of the Assistant Director Finance & HR, which sought to present the proposed and updated Anti-Fraud, Theft, Bribery and Corruption Strategy, and Response Plan for approval.

 

Proposed by Cllr Lancaster

Seconded by Cllr Wicks

 

andRESOLVED that the updated Anti-Fraud, Theft, Bribery and Corruption Strategy, and Response Plan be approved.

 

AGc/7/06/22

Internal Audit: Annual Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 5 MB

To consider the report DoR49/22 (attached) of the Assistant Director Finance and HR, which seeks to inform the Committee of the Council’s Internal Audit Annual Report for 2021-2022.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Accounts and Governance Committee note the Internal Audit Annual Report and Summary Internal Controls Assurance (SICA) Report 2021/22 from TIAA attached at Appendices 1 and 3.

Minutes:

Members considered the report DoR49/22 of the Assistant Director Finance and HR, which sought to inform the Committee of the Council’s Internal Audit Annual Report for 2021-2022. A representative from the auditing firm, TIAA, presented the audit findings to Members of the Committee.

 

Proposed by Cllr Eyles

Seconded by Cllr Greenwood

 

andRESOLVED that the Accounts and Governance Committee note the Internal Audit Annual Report and Summary Internal Controls Assurance (SICA) Report 2021/22 from TIAA with the attached appendices.

 

 

AGc/8/06/22

Risk Management Strategy pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the report DoR50/22 (attached) of the Assistant Director Finance and HR, which seeks approval for the Council’s Risk Management Strategy for 2022-23.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Accounts and Governance Committee approve the appended draft Risk Management Strategy.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered the report DoR50/22 of the Assistant Director Finance and HR, which sought approval for the Council’s Risk Management Strategy for 2022-23.

 

Proposed by Cllr Patterson

Seconded by Cllr Lancaster

 

andRESOLVED that the draft Risk Management Strategy for 2022-23 be approved.

AGc/9/06/22

Any Other Items Which the Chair Decides are Urgent

Minutes:

There were no additional urgent items for consideration.

AGc/10/06/22

Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

The next scheduled meeting of this Committee is Thursday 14 July 2022 at 6.45 pm.

Minutes:

The date of the next scheduled meeting of the Accounts and Governance Committee was not confirmed.