Agenda and decisions

Corporate Governance Committee - Friday, 5 November 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Sparkenhoe 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 23 July 2021. pdf icon PDF 154 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.

Appointment of External Auditor. pdf icon PDF 322 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

(a)  That the proposed options for the Local Appointment of External Auditors be noted.

(b)  That the County Council be recommended to approve Option 3 (to opt-in to the sector led body national scheme for local auditor appointments) set out in the report.

 

7.

Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman Annual Review 2020/21 and Update on Complaints and Freedom of Information Requests. pdf icon PDF 299 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

(a)  That the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman annual review letter for the County Council for 2020/21 be noted;

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

8.

Revised Members' Code of Conduct and Protocol on Member/Officer Relations. pdf icon PDF 337 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

(a)  That the County Council be recommended to approve the adoption of the revised Code of Conduct for Members as set out in Appendix A to the report.

(b)  That the County Council be recommended to approve the adoption of the revised Protocol on Member/Officer Relations as set out in Appendix B to the report.

9.

Risk Management Update. pdf icon PDF 433 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

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

(b)  That the outcomes of the further investigatory work being undertaken by the Council’s Pension Service into four cases where pensions had continued to be paid to deceased persons be reported to a future meeting;

(c)  That details regarding Covid-19 vaccination uptake in relation to the Council’s Home Care Service be provided to Committee members outside of the meeting;

(d)  That the Director be requested to include in the next Risk Management Report to the Committee further details on how risk scores within the Council’s Corporate Risk Register are calculated;

(e)  That the updates regarding emerging risks and issues, insurance renewals and Counter Fraud Initiatives be noted.

 

10.

Clinical Governance Annual Report. pdf icon PDF 635 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Clinical Governance Annual Report be noted.

11.

Internal Audit Plan and Progress Report. pdf icon PDF 391 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the contents of the Internal Audit Plan and Progress Report be noted.

12.

Quarterly Treasury Management Report. pdf icon PDF 358 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the actions taken in respect of treasury management for the quarter ending 30 September 2021.

13.

Dates of future meetings.

Future meetings of the Corporate Governance Committee are proposed to be held on the following dates in 2022:

 

·      Friday 28th January at 10.00am

·      Friday 13th May at 10.00am

·      Friday 23rd September at 2.00pm

·      Monday 21st November at 10.00am

14.

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