Agenda

Audit and Assurance Committee
Friday, 27th July, 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.

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.

5.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 29 June 2018 (copy enclosed)

 

6.

ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT 2017/18

To consider a report from the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services (copy to follow)

 

 

 

7.

ACCOUNTS OVERVIEW 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To consider a report from the Director of Finance (copy enclosed)

 

 

7a

Letter of representation - Cumbria County Council pdf icon PDF 121 KB

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

 

7b

Letter of representation - Cumbria Local Government Pension Scheme pdf icon PDF 107 KB

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

 

 

7c

AUDITED STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive the County Council’s Audited Statement of Accounts 2017/18 (copy to follow)

 

7d

PORT OF WORKINGTON STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To receive the Port of Workington Statement of Accounts 2017/18 (copy enclosed)

 

Additional documents:

8.

EXTERNAL AUDIT FINDINGS - CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL 2017/18

To consider a report from Grant Thornton (copy to follow)

 

9.

EXTERNAL AUDIT FINDINGS - CUMBRIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT PENSIONS SCHEME 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 556 KB

To consider a report from Grant Thornton (copy enclosed)

 

 

 

10.

FORWARD PLAN - AUDIT AND ASSURANCE COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 35 KB

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

11.

DATE & TIME OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held on 17 September 2018 at 10.30am in Cumbria House, Carlisle.

 

 

PART II - ITEMS CONSIDERED NOT IN THE PRESENCE OF THE PUBLIC AND PRESS

12.

INDEPENDENCE AND ETHICS

To consider a report from Grant Thornton (to be tabled)

 

Not for publication by virtue of Paragraph(s) 1 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as this report contains exempt information relating to any individual.