Agenda

Audit and Standards Advisory Committee
Tuesday 5 February 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Boardrooms 7&8 - Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ. View directions

Contact: Nikolay Manov, Governance Officer  Tel: 020 8937 1348; Email:  nikolay.manov@brent.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence and clarification of alternate members

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, the nature and existence of any relevant disclosable pecuniary or personal interests in the items on this agenda and to specify the item(s) to which they relate.

3.

Deputations (if any)

To hear any deputations received from members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 67.

4.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 131 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record.

5.

Matters arising (if any)

To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

Standards Items

There are no Standards items to be considered at this meeting.

Audit Items

6.

Emergency Preparedness Update pdf icon PDF 116 KB

The report briefly outlines the progress made since the last update to the Committee provided in July 2018. It details the type and number of incidents in Brent and provides some information around initiatives and programmes of work under way to enhance our resilience and response arrangements.

Additional documents:

7.

External Audit Plan pdf icon PDF 652 KB

This document provides an overview of the planned scope and timing of the

statutory audit of Brent Council (‘the Authority’) for those charged w ith governance.

8.

Accounting Policies pdf icon PDF 83 KB

The Council is required to adopt accounting policies each year to set out how the Statement of Accounts will be produced.

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9.

2019/20 Treasury Management Strategy pdf icon PDF 156 KB

The report presents the draft Treasury Management Strategy for 2019/20 for consideration by the Committee.

Additional documents:

10.

Report on i4B Holdings Ltd pdf icon PDF 101 KB

This report provides the Audit and Standards Advisory Committee with an update on i4B Holdings Ltd’s (i4B) recent performance, proposed 2019/20 Business Plan, audit arrangements, and risk register.

Additional documents:

11.

Report on First Wave Housing Limited pdf icon PDF 103 KB

The report provides the Audit and Standards Advisory Committee with an update on First Wave Housing Ltd’s recent performance, 2019/20 Business Plan, audit arrangements, and risk register.

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12.

Annual Review of the Internal Audit Charter pdf icon PDF 80 KB

The report sets out the revised Internal Audit Charter which has been appended to the report for consideration and approval.

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13.

Internal Audit Progress Report for the period September 2018 to January 2019 pdf icon PDF 110 KB

The report provides an update on progress against the Internal Audit Plan for the period 1 September 2018 to 31 January 2019.

Additional documents:

14.

Counter Fraud Quarterly Progress Report 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 142 KB

The report provides an update on the counter fraud work undertaken for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 December September 2018 (Quarters 1-3).

15.

Audit and Standards Advisory Committee - Self Assessment options pdf icon PDF 92 KB

The report provides options for the conduct of an assessment of the performance of the Audit and Standards Advisory Committee.

16.

Forward Plan and Agenda for the Next Meeting pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To note the Committee’s Forward Plan and agree a draft agenda for the next meeting, which would be reviewed and finalised by the Chief Finance Officer, the Head of Audit and the Chair of the Committee one month after the date of the current meeting.

17.

To agree a date to hold a meeting between the Chair, the Vice-Chair and the Independent Members of the Committee

18.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The following items are not for publication by virtue of Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act1972:

 

Ø  Item 10 – Appendix 1 to i4B Holdings Ltd Business Plan 2019-20

Ø  Item 11 – Appendix 1 to First Wave Housing Ltd Business Plan 2019-20

 

19.

Any other urgent business

Notice of items to be raised under this heading must be given in writing to the Head of Executive and Member Services or his representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 60.