Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

591.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Willis (Substitute: Councillor Jones).

592.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

(a)  Councillor Davidson – Agenda item 4 (Treasury Management Policy 2019/20) – Non-pecuniary interest: Non-Executive Director of South Essex Homes.

 

(b)  Councillor Woodley – Agenda item 4 (Treasury Management Policy 2019/20) – Non-pecuniary interest: Non-Executive Director of South Essex Homes.

593.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 26th September 2018 pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:-

 

That the Minutes of the Meeting held on 26th September 2018 be confirmed as a correct record and signed.

594.

Treasury Management Policy 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Finance and Resources)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Strategic Director (Finance and Resources) presenting the treasury management policy for 2019/20 comprising the following documents:

 

- Treasury Management Policy Statement for 2019/20;

- Treasury Management Strategy for 2019/20;

- Annual Investment Strategy for 2019/20

 

The Committee asked a number of questions which were responded to by officers.

 

Resolved: That the treasury management policy for 2018/19, be endorsed.

595.

External Audit Planning 2019/20

Verbal Update by External Auditor (No Report Attached)

Minutes:

The External Auditor representative provided the Committee with an outline of the external audit workplan.

596.

Update to Counter Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy and Strategy and the Counter Money Laundering Policy Strategy pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Finance and Resources)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report by the Strategic Director (Finance and Resources) providing an update on the revisions made to the Counter Fraud, Bribery and Corruption policy and strategy and the Counter Money Laundering policy and strategy.

 

The Committee asked a number of questions which were responded to by the officers.

 

Resolved:

 

1. That the revised Counter Fraud, Bribery and Corruption policy and strategy be approved.

 

2. That the revised Counter Money Laundering policy and strategy be approved.

597.

Counter Fraud and Investigation Directorate Quarterly Performance Report pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Report of Strategic Director (Finance and Resources)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Strategic Director (Finance and Resources) providing an update on the progress made by the Counter Fraud & Investigation Directorate (CFID) in delivering the Counter Fraud Strategy and work programme for 2017/18.

 

On consideration of the report, the Assistant Director for Fraud and Investigation undertook to prepare a report on cyber fraud for submission to the next meeting of the committee.

 

The Committee asked a number of questions which were responded to by the officers.

 

Resolved: That the performance of the Counter Fraud & Investigation Directorate over the last year, be noted.

598.

Internal Audit Service Quarterly Performance Report pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Report of Strategic Director (Finance and Resources)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Strategic Director (Finance and Resources) updating Members on the progress made in delivering the Internal Audit Strategy for 2018/19.

 

Members noted the progress made in addressing the actions arising from the 2017/18 assessment of compliance with professional standards. In this connection, the Head of Internal Audit undertook to prepare a report on the results of the Audit Committee self-assessment for submission to the July meeting.

 

The Committee asked a number of questions which were responded to by

officers.

 

Resolved: That the progress made in delivering the 2018/19 Internal Audit Strategy be noted.

599.

Information Item pdf icon PDF 289 KB

·         CIPFA Audit Committee Update – Issue 26

Minutes:

The Committee received and noted the CIPFA Audit Committee Update (issue 26).

 

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