Agenda and draft minutes

Accounts and Governance Committee
Thursday, 20th February, 2020 6.45 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Penrith

Contact: Members Services 

Items
No. Item

AGc/43/02/20

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Beaty.

AGc/44/02/20

Minutes of Previous Meeting

To sign the public minutes

1.            AGc/28/11/19 to AGc/38/11/19 of the meeting of this Committee held on 28 November; and

2.            AGc/39/12/19 to AGc/42/12/19 of the extraordinary meeting of this Committee held on 18 December 2019; and

as a correct record of those proceedings (copies previously circulated).

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the public minutes

1.    AGc/28/11/19 to AGc/38/11/19 of the meeting of this Committee held on 28 November 2019; and

 

2.    AGc/39/12/19 to AGc/42/12/19 of the extraordinary meeting of this Committee held on 18 December 2019

be signed by the Chairman and confirmed as a correct record of those proceedings.

AGc/45/02/20

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:

No declarations of interest were made at this meeting.

AGc/46/02/20

External Audit Reports pdf icon PDF 534 KB

To consider report F9/20 from the Director of Finance which is attached and which sets out one report from the Council’s External Auditor, Grant Thornton.

 

RECOMMENDATION that the report be noted.

Minutes:

Members considered report F9/20 from the Director of Finance which set out one report from the Council’s External Auditor, Grant Thornton.

 

The Chairman thanked Gareth Kelly, from Grant Thornton for his attendance at the meeting.

 

RESOLVED that the report was noted.

AGc/47/02/20

Internal Audit: Completed Reports and Progress against Annual Plan pdf icon PDF 257 KB

To consider report F11/20 from the Director of Corporate Services which is attached and which seeks to advise Members of findings and recommendations of reports that have recently been completed by the Council’s Internal Audit Service and progress against the agreed Annual Plan for 2019/20.

 

RECOMMENDATION that the contents of the report be noted.

Minutes:

Members considered report F11/20 from the Director of Corporate Services which sought to advise Members of findings and recommendations of reports that have recently been completed by Council’s Internal Audit Service and progress against the agreed Annual Plan for 2019/20.

 

RESOLVED that the contents of the report were noted.

AGc/48/02/20

Internal Audit Annual Plan 2020-2021 pdf icon PDF 239 KB

To consider report F10/20 from the Director of Finance which is attached and which seeks approval for the Council’s Internal Audit Annual Plan for 2020-2021.  Under the Council’s Constitution, approval of the Audit Plan rests with this Committee.

 

RECOMMENDATION that the Audit Plan for 2020/21, attached at Appendix A, is agreed.

Minutes:

Members considered report F10/20 from the Director of Finance which sought approval for the Council’s Internal Audit Annual Plan for 2020/21. Under the Council’s Constitution, approval of the Audit Plan rests with this Committee.

 

RESOLVED that the Audit Plan for 2020/21 was agreed.

AGc/49/02/20

Any Other Items Which the Chairman Decides are Urgent

Minutes:

No items of urgent business were raised at this meeting.  

AGc/50/02/20

Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

The next scheduled meeting of this Committee was confirmed as 2 April 2020.

Minutes:

The date of the next scheduled meeting of this Committee was confirmed as 2 April 2020.