Agenda

Audit and Governance Committee
Thursday, 11th March, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Rachel Graves  Tel: 01270 686473 Email:  rachel.graves@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Link: Meeting recording

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.

3.

Public Speaking Time/Open Session

In accordance with paragraph 2.32 of the Committee Procedural Rules and Appendix 7 to the Rules a total period of 10 minutes is allocated for members of the public to address the Committee on any matter relevant to the work of the body in question.

 

Individual members of the public may speak for up to 5 minutes but the Chairman or person presiding will decide how the period of time allocated for public speaking will be apportioned where there are a number of speakers. Members of the public are not required to give notice to use this facility.

 

Members of the public wishing to ask a question or make a statement at the meeting should provide at least three clear working days’ notice in writing and should include the question with that notice. This will enable an informed answer to be given.

 

4.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 28 January 2021 as a correct record.

 

5.

Annual Audit Letter 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To consider the Annual Audit Letter 2019/20.

Additional documents:

6.

Certification of Claims and Returns 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To consider the key findings that have been identified during the certification process for the 2019/20 Housing Benefit Subsidy claim and the Teachers’ Pension End of Year Certificate.

7.

External Audit Update Report pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To consider the update report on the work of the External Auditor.

Additional documents:

8.

Annual Governance Statement 2019/20 - Progress Update pdf icon PDF 146 KB

To consider the progress with the Annual Governance Statement 2019/20.

Additional documents:

9.

Audit and Governance Committee Composition and Structure pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider the recommendations of the Working Group.

 

Additional documents:

10.

Covid-19 - Update on Response and Recovery pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To consider the Cabinet report on the Council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Additional documents:

11.

Member Code of Conduct: Standards Report pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To consider the report on the number and status of Member Code of Conduct complaints received in relation to Cheshire East Councillors and Town and Parish Councillors within our Borough.

 

12.

Strategic Risk Register - Q3 Update pdf icon PDF 146 KB

To consider the Quarter 3 review of the Strategic Risk Register.

Additional documents:

13.

Internal Audit Plan 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To consider and approve the Internal Audit Plan for 2021/22.

Additional documents:

14.

Maladministration Decision Notices from Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman November 2020 - January 2021 pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To consider the Decision Notices issued by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman when their investigations have found maladministration causing injustice to complaints.

15.

Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To consider the Work Plan and determine any required amendments.

Additional documents:

16.

Waivers and Non-Adherences pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To consider and note the number and reason for the WARNs approved between 1 October 2020 and 31 January 2021.

17.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The reports relating to the remaining items on the agenda have been withheld from public circulation and deposit pursuant to Section 100(B)(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the matters may be determined with the press and public excluded.

 

The Committee may decide that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

PART 2 - MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT THE PUBLIC AND PRESS PRESENT

18.

Waivers and Non-Adherences

To note the approved WARNs issued between 1 October 2020 and 31 January 2021.