Agenda and decisions

Corporate Governance Committee
Friday, 1 November 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Guthlaxton Committee Room, County Hall, Glenfield. View directions

Contact: Mrs L Walton (tel: 0116 305 2583)  Email: lauren.walton@leics.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the meeting held on 26 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 259 KB

2.

Question Time.

3.

Questions asked by members under Standing Order 7(3) and 7(5).

4.

To advise of any other items which the Chairman has decided to take as urgent elsewhere on the agenda.

5.

Declarations of interest in respect of items on the agenda.

6.

Annual Audit Letter 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 269 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:


RESOLVED:

That the Annual Audit Letter for 2018-19 be approved and distributed to all Members of the Council.

7.

Risk Management Update pdf icon PDF 432 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:


RESOLVED:

 

(a)  That the current status of the strategic risks facing the County Council be approved;

(b)  That the content of the presentation provided on corporate risk 1.3 ‘If the Council fails to maximise developer contributions, then there could be a failure to fund corporate infrastructure projects’ be noted;

(c)   That a copy of the ‘Supporting Growth in Leicestershire’ report which was presented to the Cabinet on 24 May 2019 be circulated to Members of the Committee for information;

(d)  That at the next meeting of the Committee a presentation be provided on corporate risk 7.1 ‘If sickness absence is not effectively managed then staff costs, service delivery and staff wellbeing will be impacted’;

 

(e)  That the updates provided on HS2 Phase 2B be noted;

 

(f)    That the update provided on the risk management health check be noted.

8.

Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman Annual Review 2018/19 and Update on Complaints and Freedom of Information Requests pdf icon PDF 424 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:


RESOLVED:

 

(a)  That the Director of Corporate Resources and the Chief Executive be requested to include further detail regarding the length of time for responding to complaints in future reports;

(b)  That the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGO) annual review letter for the County Council for 2018-19 be noted;

(c)   That the update on improvements to the County Council’s Complaints procedures and handling of the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations be noted.

9.

Clinical Governance Annual Report pdf icon PDF 541 KB

Decision:


RESOLVED:

 

That the update on the key issues dealt with as part of the County Council’s clinical governance monitoring arrangements, roles and responsibilities since October 2018 be noted.

10.

Contract Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 255 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:


RESOLVED:

 

(a)  That the contents of the report on the operation of the Contract Procedure Rules between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019 be noted;

(b)  That the County Council be recommended to approve the proposed amendments to the Contract Procedure Rules, as set out in Appendix B of the report.

11.

Financial Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 289 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:


RESOLVED:

 

(a)  That the proposed changes to the Financial Procedure Rules be noted;

(b)  That the County Council be recommended to approve the proposed changes to the Financial Procedure Rules, as set out in Appendix A of the report.

12.

Quarterly Treasury Management Report pdf icon PDF 333 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:


RESOLVED:

 

That the actions taken in respect of treasury management for the quarter ending 30 September 2019 be noted.

13.

Internal Audit Service Progress Report pdf icon PDF 298 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:


RESOLVED:

 

That the audit work undertaken during the period 13 July 2019 to 30 September 2019 and actions taken to implement high importance recommendations be noted.

14.

Developments in Audit and Governance pdf icon PDF 333 KB

Decision:


RESOLVED:

 

(a)  That it be noted that the Director of Corporate Resources would respond to the Redmond Review and Code of Audit Practice consultations and share the finalised responses with Members of the Committee;

(b)  The Director of Corporate Resources and the Director of Law and Governance undertook to consider with the Chairman of the Committee how best to share information arising from reviews and consultations with Members of the Committee in future;

(c)   That the current and planned developments in audit and governance, in association with the Committee’s responsibilities, be noted.

15.

Date of next meeting.

The next meeting will take place on Friday, 31st January 2020 at 10.00am.

16.

Any other items which the Chairman has decided to take as urgent.