Agenda

Audit and Standards Committee
Monday 23rd March 2020 6.30 pm, CANCELLED

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bexhill-on-Sea

Contact: Louise Hollingsworth Email: louise.hollingsworth@rother.gov.uk  Tel: 01424 787815

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes

To authorise the Chairman to sign the minutes of the meeting of the Audit and Standards Committee held on 9 December 2019 as a correct record of the proceedings.

2.

Apologies for Absence

3.

Additional Agenda Items

To consider such other items as the Chairman decides are urgent and due notice of which has been given to the Head of Paid Service by 12 Noon on the day of the meeting.

4.

Disclosure of Interests

To receive any disclosure by Members of personal and disclosable pecuniary interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the Member regards the personal interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.  Members are reminded of the need to repeat their declaration immediately prior to the commencement of the item in question.

Part A - Standards Reports

None

Part B - Audit Reports

5.

Report of the External Auditor, Grant Thornton - External Audit Plan Year Ending 31 March 2020 pdf icon PDF 434 KB

6.

Report of the External Auditor, Grant Thornton - Audit Progress Report and Sector Update pdf icon PDF 607 KB

7.

Internal Audit Report to 31 December 2019 pdf icon PDF 494 KB

8.

Internal Audit Plan 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 459 KB

9.

Review of Internal Audit 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 323 KB

10.

Annual Governance Statement 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 563 KB

11.

Annual Property Investment Update pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Additional documents:

12.

Treasury Management Update pdf icon PDF 231 KB

13.

Accounting Policies 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 334 KB

14.

Annual Risk Management Update pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Additional documents:

15.

Procurement Strategy pdf icon PDF 192 KB

Additional documents:

16.

Appointment of an Audit Independent Person to the Audit and Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 226 KB

17.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 198 KB

18.

Exclusion of Press and Public (Exempt Information)

The following item includes material which is exempt from publication by virtue of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, and it is recommended that the press and public be excluded. The relevant paragraph of Schedule 12A indicating the nature of the exempt information is stated after the item and is reproduced in full at the end of the agenda. In the circumstances of the case, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

19.

Confidential Appendix 2 to Agenda Item 11 (Paragraphs 3 and 5)