Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Finance Lead Specialist (Section 151 Officer) presented the Audit Committee 2020/21 Work Programme. She explained that there were currently three confirmed meeting dates of 17 September 2020, 5 November 2020 and 22 April 2020. She further proposed an additional date of 11 February 2020 in order to allow the Committee to catch up on its Programme. These dates would enable the usual four meetings to ensure that the workload for the year was spread over a reasonable number of meetings. The Work Programme was based on best practice and reflected the usual reports which had been prepared for a number of years. There were, however, a couple of exceptions, in that Terms of Reference had not been included on this agenda as it was not the start of a new year and, in addition, the Chairman’s Annual Report, which would normally be presented to the first meeting, had not been included due to heavy workload. The Finance Lead Specialist (Section 151 Officer) advised that she intended instead to bring this to the next meeting of the Committee for forwarding to the next available Council meeting. In addition, she pointed out that there was no update on this agenda with regard to the Customer Connect Programme, but that a final report was due to be presented to the next meeting. The Finance Lead Specialist (Section 151 Officer), in closing, drew attention to an additional report on the agenda outlining controls around the Covid-19 outbreak and details on how officers had reacted and made arrangements during this time.
No Member having raised concern when asked by the Chairman, it was
RESOLVED – That the Audit Committee 2020/21 Work Programme be agreed.
Publication date: 15/10/2020
Date of decision: 17/09/2020
Decided at meeting: 17/09/2020 - Audit Committee