Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

19.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

20.

Declarations of Interest

Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.   

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interests.

21.

Urgent Items of Business

To determine whether there are any additional items of business which, by reason of special circumstances, the Chair decides should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

22.

Items for Exclusion of Public and Press

To determine any items on the agenda, if any, where the public are to be excluded from the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no items of business for the exclusion of the press and public.

23.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 61 KB

For Members to approve the Minutes of the meeting held on the 25th July 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the Minutes of the meeting of the Audit and Governance Committee, held 25th July 2018, be approved as a correct record.

24.

External Audit Annual Audit Letter pdf icon PDF 844 KB

For Members to receive External Audits Annual Audit Letter for the year ended 31st Mach 2019.

Minutes:

The Chair informed the Committee that due to a clerical error the wrong report had been included with the Agenda and the item would be deferred until the next meeting of the Committee.

 

REOLVED

 

 That the item be deferred to the next meeting of the Audit Committee.

25.

Internal Audit Quarter 1 Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 169 KB

For the Committee to receive Internal Audit Quarter 1 report (2019/20).

Minutes:

The Head of Audit and Assurance provided the Committee with a report that summarised the work of the Internal Audit team during the first quarter of 2019/20. Internal Audit was able to provide either substantial or adequate assurance over the effectiveness of risk management in all the audits completed during the period. Furthermore it was reported that, Internal Audit had completed 23% of the agreed Audit Plan which achieved the agreed target.

 

Members were informed that the Counter Fraud Team had achieved £45,807 in identifying savings and overpayments during the period together with four sanctions comprising of one prosecution, one caution and two fines for fraud.

 

REOLVED

 

The report is noted.

26.

Risk Management Progress Report - Q1 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Members are asked to receive and review Risk Management activity in quarter one 2019/20.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Audit and Assurance provided Members with a report that provided a summary of Risk Management and Insurance work during Quarter 1 of the 2019/20 year.

 

It was reported that the new Pentana Risk software system was launched on 1st July 2019. The new system would realise time savings, increased flexibility in report writing, and better ‘cloud-based’ coordination of shared Council/CCG risks.

 

Members noted that information regarding the most significant risks recorded under RBC Service and Integrated Health & Social Care risk registers were provided within the report.

 

The Chair was pleased to report that the Councils Insurance Team had achieved a claims cost mitigation figure of £476,684.15 for the quarter.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the report be noted as well as noting the level of assurance provided through the management of risk and insurance services.