Agenda

Governance, Audit and Standards Committee - Monday, 30 November 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Microsoft Teams

Contact: Email: committees@broxtowe.gov.uk 

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

To receive any apologies and notification of substitutes.

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are requested to declare the existence and nature of any disclosable pecuniary interest and/or other interest in any item on the agenda.

3.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 109 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2020.

4.

REPORT OF THE MONITORING OFFICER pdf icon PDF 168 KB

The Local Government Ombudsman has made a finding of injustice in respect of a property being offered a potential tenant, that was later withdrawn as it did not suit their medical needs.

 

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5.

REPORT OF THE MONITORING OFFICER pdf icon PDF 169 KB

The Housing Ombudsman has made a finding of a service failure in respect of significant delays in damp repairs being undertaken.

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6.

AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS 2019/20 AND ASSOCIATED MATTERS pdf icon PDF 216 KB

To approve the letter of representation and the Statement of Accounts for the 2019/20 financial year and to receive the Audit Completion Report for the year ending 31 March 2020 from the Council’s external auditors following their work on the 2019/20 accounts.

 

The letter of representation, audit completion report and statement of accounts are circulated separately with this agenda.

 

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7.

ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To present a revised Annual Governance Statement for consideration and to seek approval for its inclusion in the Council’s published Statement of Accounts 2019/20.

 

8.

INTERNAL AUDIT PROGRESS REPORT pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To inform the Committee of the recent work completed by Internal Audit.

 

 

9.

REVIEW OF STRATEGIC RISK REGISTER pdf icon PDF 452 KB

To recommend approval of amendments to the Strategic Risk Register and the action plans identified to mitigate risks.

10.

COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE pdf icon PDF 185 KB

To provide members with an update for the Council’s requirement to enhance its complaints procedure, following notification from the Housing Ombudsman.

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11.

REVIEW OF THE COUNCIL'S ARRANGEMENTS FOR DEALING WITH STANDARDS COMPLAINTS pdf icon PDF 190 KB

To update the Committee on the review of the arrangements for dealing with Code of Conduct complaints.

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12.

REVIEW OF WHISTLEBLOWING POLICY pdf icon PDF 116 KB

To update the Committee on the review of the Whistleblowing Policy and of the outcome of the recent Internal Audit Report.

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13.

WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To consider items for inclusion in the Work Programme for future meetings.