Agenda and minutes

Audit, Governance and Standards Committee
Wednesday 21 November 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Ground Floor Meeting Room G02B - 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

4.

Disclosure of interests and dispensations

5.

Minutes

6.

Governance topic: IT

    Emma Marinos, Director of Modernise, Southwark Council, and Prod Sarigianis, Head of the Shared ICT Service, Brent Council

    Minutes:

    Emma Marinos, Director of Modernise, Southwark Council, and Prod Sarigianis, Head of Joint IT Services, Brent Council, presented to the committee.  The committee had questions for the officers.

     

    Officers undertook to bring an example service catalogue to members.

     

    Officers undertook to circulate the joint IT committee's agendas to members of the audit, governance and standards committee.

     

    Officers undertook to coordinate communication between the chair of audit, governance and standards committee and chairs of the committees with a responsibility for governance in Brent and Lewisham Councils to discuss cross-council working.

7.

Internal Audit Progress Report and Anti-Fraud Update November 2018

8.

Grant Thornton progress report and sector update for year ending 31 March 2019

9.

Capital Strategy and Treasury Management Strategy 2019-20

10.

Whistleblowing complaints and outcomes

11.

Member Induction Learning Programme 2018

    Supporting documents:

    Minutes:

    Officers presented the report.  Members had questions for the officers.

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    That audit, governance and standards committee noted:

    a.  the outcome and feedback from the Member Induction Learning Programme following the Local Elections in May 2018.

    b.  the successful implementation of the livestreaming of council meetings.

    c.  the progress made in the reduction of printing costs following the implementation of electronic summonses.

12.

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

    Supporting documents:

    Minutes:

    Members discussed the report.

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That the audit, governance and standards committee considered the proposed revised work programme for 2018-19, including scheduling of governance topics for the year, and also whether they would wish to make any other amendments.

     

    2.  That the audit, governance and standards committee invited representatives of the ICT shared services contract back to the meeting of February 2019.

     

    3.  That the audit, governance and standards committee, subject to any requested changes, agreed the work programme set out in Appendix 1 of the report for 2018-19.

13.

Recruitment of independent persons