Agenda and minutes

Audit, Governance and Standards Committee
Wednesday 18 July 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Ground Floor Meeting Room G02A - 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 item 11, Southwark Council audit findings report 2017-18 and pension fund audit findings report 2017-18, and item 13, independent members: verbal update as late and urgent. 

4.

Disclosure of interests and dispensations

5.

Minutes

6.

Governance topic: The council's procurement policy - compliance and implementation

7.

Anti-Fraud Services and Special Investigations Team progress report April 2017 to March 2018

8.

Internal Audit update July 2018

9.

Internal Audit Annual Report 2017-18

10.

Annual Governance Statement 2017-18

11.

Southwark Council Audit Findings Report 2017-18 and Pension Fund Audit Findings Report 2017-18

12.

In year review of work programme 2018-19: July 2018

    Supporting documents:

    Minutes:

    Officers introduced the report.  Members had questions of the officers.

     

    Officers undertook to bring back further information on budget updates from central government when they were available.

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That the proposed revised work programme for 2018-19, including scheduling of governance topics for the year, was considered and no other amendments were made.

     

    2.  That the work programme set out in Appendix 1for 2018-19 be agreed.

13.

Independent members: Verbal update

    Norman Coombe, head of governance team, legal services, will present a brief verbal update to the committee on the independent members of the committee.

    Minutes:

    Officers introduced the update.

     

    Officers undertook to provide a list of all applicants for the role of independent member

     

    Members recorded their thanks to the retiring independent member, William Dee, for his support.

     

    Members recorded their thanks to Jennifer Seeley as director of finance on her retirement. 

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That the membership of the selection panel for new independent members would comprise Councillors Gavin Edwards, Humaira Ali and Dora Dixon-Fyle.