Agenda and decisions

Corporate Governance Committee
Friday, 12 June 2020 10.00 am, NEW

Venue: Skype

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

Note: The Corporate Governance Committee meeting on Friday 12th June 2020 at 10.00am will not be open to the public in line with Government advice on public gatherings. The meeting will be webcast live via the website. 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes. pdf icon PDF 152 KB

2.

Question Time.

3.

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

4.

Urgent Items.

5.

Declarations of Interest.

6.

Risk Management Update. pdf icon PDF 423 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

(a)       That the current status of the strategic risks facing the County Council, including the impact arising from COVID-19, be approved;

 

(b)       That the proposal to include an additional risk on the Corporate Risk Register as set out in paragraph 7 of the report ‘If the Council does not plan, prepare and respond adequately to future developments in relation to both the COVID 19 pandemic and recovery to a “new normal” level of services, it could suffer long lasting economic, environmental, societal and technological challenges and miss opportunities’, be supported;

 

(c)       That at the next meeting of the Committee a presentation be provided on corporate risk 3.7 (If the Council does not manage its exposure to cyber risk, then decisions and controls cannot be taken to mitigate the threat of a successful cyber-attack);

 

(d)       That the updates provided regarding the emerging risks and service recovery planning, counter fraud and insurance be noted.

7.

External Audit Risk Assessment 2019/20 and Audit Plan 2019/20 Update. pdf icon PDF 293 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the contents of the report by Grant Thornton (the Council’s external auditors), ‘Informing the Audit Risk Assessment for Leicestershire County Council 2019/20 and the Audit Plan 2019/20’, be noted and the responses provided by officers to the questions raised by the external auditors, as set out in their report, be supported without amendment.

8.

Appointment of Independent Persons. pdf icon PDF 181 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

(a)       That the proposal to undertake a joint recruitment process with the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Combined Fire Authority for the appointment of Independent Persons from 30 September 2020 for a term of four years, be approved;

 

(b)       That the Monitoring Officer be authorised to agree adjustments to the recruitment timetable with the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Combined Fire Authority and if necessary make recommendations to the Constitution Committee and full Council, following consultation with the Chairman of this Committee, as they consider necessary to ensure the continued running of the Council’s member complaints process if the recruitment cannot take place in time for the Council meeting in September 2020.

9.

Quarterly Treasury Management Update. pdf icon PDF 343 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the actions taken in respect of treasury management for the quarter ending 31 March 2020 (Quarter 1) be noted.

10.

Annual Treasury Management Report. pdf icon PDF 282 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the action taken and the performance achieved in respect of the treasury management activities of the Council during 2019/20 be noted.

11.

Internal Audit Service Annual Report 2019/20. pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

(a)       That the annual report on work conducted by the Internal Audit Service during 2019/20 be noted;

 

(b)       That a copy of the annual report be distributed to all members of the Council.

12.

Internal Audit Service Progress Report. pdf icon PDF 325 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the update now provided and the internal audit work conducted during the period 18 January to 29 May 2020, together with progress made on the implementation of high importance recommendations, be noted.

13.

Date of next meeting.

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled to take place on Friday, 24th July 2020 starting at 10.00am.