Agenda

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

Contact: Kunwar Khan, Governance Officer  Tel: 020 8937 2037; Email:  kunwar.khan@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 128 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

None

Audit Items

6.

Draft Internal Audit and Investigations Annual Plan pdf icon PDF 83 KB

This report sets out the draft Internal Plan for 2020/21 and the basis on which the plan has been prepared. 

 

Wards Affected:                             Contact Officer:

All wards                                            Michael Bradley

                                                            Head of Audit and Investigations

                                                            Email: Michael.Bradley@brent.gov.uk

                                                            Tel:     0208 937 6526

Additional documents:

7.

External Audit Progress Report and Sector Update pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The paper provides the Audit and Standards Advisory Committee with a report on progress in delivering Grant Thornton’s responsibilities as the Council’s external auditors. It also includes a summary of emerging national issues and developments that may be relevant to Brent as a local authority.

 

Wards Affected:                             Contract person:

All wards                                            Sophia Brown,

                                                            Senior Manager, Grant Thornton

                                                            Email: Sophia.Y.Brown@uk.gt.com

                                                            Tel:     020 7728 3179

8.

External Audit Plan pdf icon PDF 850 KB

This document provides an overview of the planned scope and timing of the statutory audit of London Borough of Brent and the statutory audit of London Borough of Brent Pension Fund for those charged with governance.

 

Wards Affected:                             Contract person:

All wards                                            Sophia Brown,

                                                            Senior Manager, Grant Thornton

                                                            Email: Sophia.Y.Brown@uk.gt.com

                                                            Tel:     020 7728 3179

 

9.

Accounting Policies pdf icon PDF 76 KB

The council is required to adopt accounting policies each year to set out how the Statement of Accounts will be produced. This paper provides the proposed Accounting Policies for the production of the 2019/20 Statement of Accounts.

 

Ward Affected:                                  Contact Officer:

All wards                                            Ben Ainsworth, Head of Finance

                                                            Email: Benjamin.ainsworth@brent.gov.uk

                                                            Tel:     020 8937 1731

Additional documents:

10.

Forward Plan and agenda for the next meeting pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To note the Committee’s Forward Plan and draft agenda items for the next meeting.

 

Wards Affected:                             Contact officer:

All wards                                            Kunwar Khan

                                                            Governance Officer

                                                            Email: Kunwar.Khan@brent.gov.uk

                                                            Tel: 020 8937 2037

11.

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.