Agenda

Audit and Assurance Committee - Friday, 18th November, 2022 10.30 am

Venue: County Hall, Kendal

Contact: Daniel Hamilton  Email: daniel.hamilton@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 241 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 8 September 2022.

6.

Annual Governance Statement pdf icon PDF 115 KB

To consider a report from the Interim Chief Legal Officer (Monitoring Officer).

Additional documents:

7.

Accounts Overview 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 245 KB

To consider a report from the Director Of Finance (s151 Officer).

7a

Letter of Representation - Cumbria County Council pdf icon PDF 134 KB

7b

Letter of Representation - Cumbria Local Govt. Pensions Scheme pdf icon PDF 155 KB

7c

Audited Statement of Accounts 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

7d

Port of Workington Statement of Accounts 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 206 KB

8.

(GRANT THORNTON ITEMS)

(to follow)

8a

External Audit Findings Report - Cumbria County Council 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 10 MB

8b

External Audit Findings Report - Cumbria Local Government Pensions Scheme 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 5 MB

9.

External Audit Findings Report - Port of Workington Harbour Authority Engagement Letter and Report pdf icon PDF 328 KB

10.

FORWARD PLAN - AUDIT AND ASSURANCE COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To note the Forward Plan for the Audit and Assurance Committee and agree any additional items.

11.

DATE & TIME OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held on 6 December 2022 at 10:30 am in Conference Room A/B, Cumbria House, Carlisle.