Agenda and minutes

Audit, Governance and Standards Committee
Wednesday 22 November 2017 7.00 pm

Venue: Ground Floor Meeting Room G01A - 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QH. View directions

Contact: Virginia Wynn-Jones  Email: virginia.wynn-jones@southwark.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Confirmation of voting members

3.

Notification of any items of business which the chair deems urgent

    In special circumstances, an item of business may be added to an agenda within five clear days of the meeting.

    Minutes:

    The chair agreed to accept a verbal update on independent members from Norman Coombe.

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That a report be brought to the committee in February 2018 on the independent members.

     

    2.  That the civic awards sub-committee be given authority to agree independent members of the audit, governance and standards committee.

4.

Disclosure of interests and dispensations

5.

Minutes

6.

Governance topic: IT

    Emma Marinos and Mark Compton-James to present to the committee

    Minutes:

    The committee heard from Mark Compton-James Head of IT and Digital Services, and Emma Marinos, Director of Modernise. Members asked questions of the officers.

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That further data on the number of IT incidents logged and resolved be circulated by officers to the committee in early 2018.

     

    2.  That a more detailed view of the finance and costs breakdown of the IT support contract be circulated by officers to the committee in early 2018.

7.

Governance topic: BCF

    Duncan Whitfield and David Quirke-Thornton to present to the committee

    Minutes:

    The committee heard from David Quirke-Thornton, Strategic Director of Children's and Adults' Services, and Duncan Whitfield, Strategic Director of Finance and Governance. Members asked questions of the officers.

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    That the audit and governance committee consider the business recovery board model and its use in other departments at a later meeting, potentially in 2018-19.

8.

Outcomes of the whistleblowing policy

9.

Report on retrospective decision for The Charter School East Dulwich (TCSED) - Enabling works

10.

Progress report on the work of internal audit and anti-fraud

11.

Update on chief audit executive

12.

Annual Audit Letter for Southwark Council and Southwark Pension Fund 2016-17

13.

Treasury Management Strategy 2018-19 Including: Annual Investment Strategy, Prudential Indicators, and Minimum Revenue Provision Statement