Agenda

Audit and Governance Committee
Monday, 25th March, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, High Street, Epping

Contact: A Hendry, Democratic Services  Tel: 01992 564246 Email:  democraticservices@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Webcasting Introduction

This meeting is to be webcast. The Chairman will read the following announcement:

 

I would like to remind everyone present that this meeting will be broadcast live to the internet (or filmed) and will be capable of repeated viewing (or another use by third parties).

 

If you are seated in the lower public seating area then it is likely that the recording cameras will capture your image and this will result in the possibility that your image will become part of the broadcast.

 

This may infringe your human and data protection rights and if you wish to avoid this then you should move to the upper public gallery.

 

Could I please also remind Members to activate their microphones before speaking”.

 

2.

Apologies for Absence

To be announced at the meeting.

3.

Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on the agenda for the meeting of the Committee.

 

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 28 January 2019.

 

5.

Matters Arising

To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting of the Committee.

6.

Audit & Governance Committee - Work Programme pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To consider the attached work programme for the Committee for 2018/19.

 

7.

Internal Audit Strategy and Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 157 KB

To consider the attached report.

 

Additional documents:

8.

Internal Audit Monitoring Report - February to March 2019 pdf icon PDF 156 KB

To consider the attached report.

 

Additional documents:

9.

Corporate Fraud Team Strategy 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To consider the attached report.

Additional documents:

10.

Audit Planning Report to the Audit & Governance Committee for the Year ending 31 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 380 KB

To consider the attached report.

 

11.

Effectiveness of the Arrangements for Risk Management pdf icon PDF 170 KB

To consider the attached Report.

Additional documents:

12.

Any Other Business

Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972 requires that the permission of the Chairman be obtained, after prior notice to the Chief Executive, before urgent business not specified in the agenda (including a supplementary agenda of which the statutory period of notice has been given) may be transacted.

13.

Exclusion of Public and Press

Exclusion:

To consider whether, under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press should be excluded from the meeting for the items of business set out below on grounds that they will involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the following paragraph(s) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act (as amended) or are confidential under Section 100(A)(2):

 

Agenda Item No

Subject

Exempt Information Paragraph Number

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

The Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, which came into effect on 1 March 2006, requires the Council to consider whether maintaining the exemption listed above outweighs the potential public interest in disclosing the information. Any member who considers that this test should be applied to any currently exempted matter on this agenda should contact the proper officer at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

 

Background Papers: 

Article 17 of the Constitution (Access to Information) define background papers as being documents relating to the subject matter of the report which in the Proper Officer's opinion:

 

(a)        disclose any facts or matters on which the report or an important part of the report is based;  and

 

(b)        have been relied on to a material extent in preparing the report and does not include published works or those which disclose exempt or confidential information and in respect of executive reports, the advice of any political advisor.

 

The Council will make available for public inspection one copy of each of the documents on the list of background papers for four years after the date of the meeting. Inspection of background papers can be arranged by contacting either the Responsible Officer or the Democratic Services Officer for the particular item.