Agenda

Accounts and Governance Committee - Thursday, 8th September, 2022 6.45 pm, POSTPONED

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

Contact: Members Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Minutes of Previous Meeting

To sign the minutes AGc/11/08/22 to AGc/17/08/22 of the meeting of this Committee held on 10 August 2022.

3.

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.

 

4.

Internal Audit Update pdf icon PDF 5 MB

To consider Report No: DoR24/22 of the Assistant Director Finance & HR which seeks to inform the Committee for the Council’s Internal Audit Annual Summary Progress Report for 2022-2023.

 

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Committee:

 

1.     Note the report and TIAA’s updated Annual Report 2021/22 at Appendix 1;

2.     Note the Summary Internal Controls Assurance Report 2022/23 at Appendix 2;

3.     Note the finalised reports at Appendix 3 and follow-ups report at Appendix 4.

5.

Complaints and Compliments - Ombudsman's Annual Report and the Council's own Procedure pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider Report Number DoR68/22 of the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services which seeks to advise Members of the contents of the annual report which has been received from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (the Ombudsman) upon complaints relating to the Council for the year ended 31 March 2022 and on complaints raised under the Council’s own procedure.

 

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that Members note the comments made by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman in the Annual Report.

6.

Request for a Dispensation for Attendance at Council Meetings pdf icon PDF 222 KB

To consider Report No: DoR67/22 of the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services which seeks to advise Members of a request for a dispensation to a Member who is currently unable to attend any Council meetings due to personal circumstances and to ask Committee to consider granting a dispensation.

 

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that a dispensation be granted to Councillor Helen Fearon from attending meetings of the Council for a six-month period by reason of her personal circumstances.

7.

Any Other Items Which the Chair Decides are Urgent

8.

Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

To confirm the next scheduled meeting of the Accounts and Governance Committee as 10 November 2022.