Agenda

Audit and Assurance Committee
Friday, 5th January, 2018 10.30 am

Venue: Conference Room A, Cumbria House, Botchergate, Carlisle

Contact: Jackie Currie  Email: jackie.currie@cumbria.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive any apologies for absence

2.

MEMBERSHIP

To note any changes to the membership of the Committee

 

 

3.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

Members are invited to disclose any disclosable pecuniary interest they have in any item on the agenda which comprises

 

1          Details of any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for            profit or gain.

 

2          Details of any payment or provision of any other financial benefit (other than from the authority) made or provided within the relevant period in respect of any expenses incurred by you in carrying out duties as a member, or towards your election expenses.  (This includes any payment or financial benefit from a trade union within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

 

3          Details of any contract which is made between you (or a body in which you have a beneficial interest) and the authority

 

(a)       Under which goods or services are to be provided or works are to be executed; and

 

            (b)       Which has not been fully discharged.

 

4          Details of any beneficial interest in land which is within the area of the authority. 

 

5          Details of any licence (alone or jointly with others) to occupy land in the area of the authority for a month or longer. 

 

6          Details of any tenancy where (to your knowledge)

 

            (a)       The landlord is the authority; and

 

            (b)       The tenant is a body in which you have a beneficial                                                         interest.

 

7          Details of any beneficial interest in securities of a body where

 

(a)       That body (to your knowledge) has a place of business or land in the    area of the authority; and

 

 

(b)       Either –

 

(i)      The total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one            hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body; or

 

(ii)     If that share capital of that body is of more than one class, the total nominal value of the shares of any one class in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest exceeds one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that class.

In addition, you must also disclose other non-pecuniary interests set out in the Code of Conduct where these have not already been registered.

 

Note

 

A “disclosable pecuniary interest” is an interest of a councillor or their partner (which means spouse or civil partner, a person with whom they are living as husband or wife, or a person with whom they are living as if they are civil partners).

4.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 132 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 25 September 2017 (copy enclosed)

 

5.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

To consider whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of any item on the agenda.

6.

RISK DEEP DIVE - CYBER RISK AND INFORMATION GOVERNANCE pdf icon PDF 408 KB

To receive a presentation from the Assistant Director – Business Services (copy enclosed)

 

7.

2017/18 - QUARTER 2 CORPORATE RISK REPORT pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Resources and Transformation (copy enclosed)

 

Additional documents:

8.

ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT: ACTION PLAN 2017/18 PROGRESS REPORT pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Resources and Transformation (copy enclosed)

 

Additional documents:

9.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT OMBUDSMAN – ANNUAL REVIEW LETTER 2017 pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Resources and Transformation (copy enclosed)

 

Additional documents:

10.

INTERNAL AUDIT PROGRESS REPORT TO 10 NOVEMBER 2017 pdf icon PDF 189 KB

To consider a report from the Group Audit Manager (copy enclosed)

 

11.

TREASURY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

11a

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE 2017/18 MINIMUM REVENUE PROVISION (MRP) POLICY pdf icon PDF 160 KB

To consider a report from the Assistant Director – Finance (Section 151 Officer) (copy enclosed)

 

Additional documents:

11b

Draft Treasury Management Strategy 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To consider a report from the Assistant Director – Finance (Section 151 Officer) (copy enclosed)

 

Members would also receive a presentation from the Assistant Director alongside this report.

 

12.

EXTERNAL AUDIT - ANNUAL AUDIT LETTER 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 504 KB

To consider a report from Grant Thornton (copy enclosed)

 

13.

EXTERNAL AUDIT - PROGRESS AND UPDATE REPORT 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 749 KB

To consider a report from Grant Thornton (copy enclosed)

 

14.

EXTERNAL AUDIT PLAN - CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 469 KB

To consider a report from Grant Thornton (copy enclosed)

 

15.

FORWARD PLAN - AUDIT AND ASSURANCE COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To note the Forward Plan for the Audit and Assurance Committee and agree any additional items (copy enclosed).

16.

DATE & TIME OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held on 20 March 2018 in Conference Room A at Cumbria House, Carlisle at 10.30am