Agenda and minutes

Audit & Governance Committee - Wednesday, 26th January, 2022 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk L39 2DF. View directions

Contact: Kirsty Breakell 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

Minutes:

There were no apologies received.

2.

MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE

To be apprised of any changes to the membership of the Committee in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4.

Minutes:

There were no changes to the Membership of the Committee.

3.

URGENT BUSINESS

Note, no other business is permitted unless, by reason of special circumstances, which shall be specified at the meeting, the Chairman is of the opinion that the item(s) should be considered as a matter of urgency.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items of business.

4.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST pdf icon PDF 299 KB

If a Member requires advice on Declarations of Interest, he/she is advised to contact the Legal and Democratic Services Manager in advance of the meeting.   (For the assistance of members a checklist for use in considering their position on any particular item is included at the end of this agenda  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest.

5.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 297 KB

To receive as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 26 October 2021.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 26 October 2021, be approved as a correct record.

6.

PUBLIC SPEAKING pdf icon PDF 243 KB

Residents of West Lancashire on giving notice, may address the meeting to make representations on any item on the agenda except where the public and press are to be excluded during consideration of the item. The deadline for submission is 10.00am on Friday 21 January 2022.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were no items under this heading.

7.

Grant Thornton Audit Committee Progress Report pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Finance, Procurement & Commercial Services.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the Grant Thornton Progress Update report as contained on pages 13-32 of the Book of Reports.

 

The Chairman invited Georgia Jones, Audit Manager Grant Thornton, to present the report to the Committee.

 

Comments and Questions were raised as follows:

·         PSAA to mediate regarding the increased fee  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Risk Management Framework Update pdf icon PDF 247 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Finance, Procurement & Commercial Services

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the Risk Management Framework Update report as contained on pages 33-88 of the Book of Reports, which set out details of the operation of the Risk Management Framework over the last twelve months.

 

The Chairman invited the Risk and Insurance Officer to present the report to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Internal Audit Activities - Progress Report pdf icon PDF 217 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Finance, Procurement & Commercial Services.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the Internal Audit Progress report as contained on pages 89-102 of the Book of Reports which advised of progress against the 2021/22 Internal Audit Plan.

 

The Chairman invited the Internal Audit Manager to present the report to the Committee.

 

Comments and Questions were raised as follows:  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIPA) Act regular monitoring of use of powers pdf icon PDF 215 KB

To consider the report of the Legal and Democratic Services Manager.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Legal and Democratic Services Manager as contained on pages 103-104 of the Book of Reports, the purpose of which was to report on the Council's use of its power under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA).

 

The Chairman invited the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 190 KB

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the Committee's Work Programme as set out on page 105 of the Book of Reports.

 

Comments and Questions were raised as follows:

·         Possible briefing on procurement

·         Briefing goes under the heading of Training via member Development. Wants this to be reviewed and either not listed, or  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.