Decision details

Risk Management Update

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Case Management Officer Support Services presented an interim review of the Strategic Risk Register completed on 6 August 2020 which outlined all of those risks above and below the line of risk tolerance.  Mitigations designed to reduce the risks in terms of likelihood or impact or both were listed against each risk above the line of tolerance.


The review demonstrated that Covid-19 had had a negative impact, with about 65% of the Strategic Risks now positioned above risk tolerance.  This was a reversal of the situation before Covid-19, when the same proportion of risks had been below risk tolerance.  The Council was continually reviewing and mitigating against these risks, with the Corporate Management Team reviewing the Register each quarter as part of quarterly performance monitoring and reporting arrangements.


In response to a query, the Case Management Officer Support Services informed Members that the change in the Council’s risk profile as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic was comparable to other local authorities.


No Member having raised concern when asked by the Chairman, it was


RESOLVED – That the Strategic Risk Register, as at Appendix 1 to the report, be noted.

Publication date: 15/10/2020

Date of decision: 17/09/2020

Decided at meeting: 17/09/2020 - Audit Committee

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