Agenda

Venue: This will be held as an online virtual meeting

Contact: Craig Player, Governance Officer  Tel: 020 8937 2082; Email:  craig.player@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 153 KB

To approve the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee held on 26 May 2020.

5.

Matters arising (if any)

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

Standards Items

6.

Complaints (Members Code of Conduct and Complaints) pdf icon PDF 94 KB

This report informs Members of (a) recent complaints concerning breaches of the Member’s Code of Conduct and in particular, the complaint upheld against Councillor Aslam Choudry; and (b) an update on the LGA draft Model Code of Conduct.

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Audit Items

7.

Lessons Learnt from COVID19 Response pdf icon PDF 83 KB

This report and accompanying Appendix brings to the attention of the Committee the response activity undertaken by the Council during the response phase of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as some of the lessons and learning as a consequence.

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8.

Emergency Planning Response to COVID19 pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To provide the Committee with an update on the Urgent Decisions made since the last meeting.

Additional documents:

9.

Update on Final Statement of Accounts pdf icon PDF 84 KB

This report provides an update on the progress made to date on the audit of the Council’s 2019/20 Statement of Accounts.



 

10.

Treasury Management Outturn Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 124 KB

This report updates members on Treasury Management activity and confirms that the Council has complied with its Prudential Indicators for 2019/20.



 

 

 

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11.

Internal Audit Annual Report pdf icon PDF 181 KB

This report includes an opinion on the overall adequacy and effectiveness of the Council’s internal controls and presents a summary of the Internal Audit work undertaken during the year.



 

Additional documents:

12.

Counter Fraud Annual Report pdf icon PDF 109 KB

The report sets out a summary of the counter fraud activity for 2019/20 and the impact that COVID-19 arrangements have had on the service.



 

13.

External Audit Progress Report and Sector Update pdf icon PDF 981 KB

To receive a verbal update from Grant Thornton on progress in delivering their responsibilities as the Council’s external auditors along with a summary of any emerging national issues and developments that may be relevant to Brent as a local authority.

 

Ward Affected:

All Wards

 

Contact Officer:

Sophia Brown

Senior Audit Manager, Grant Thornton

Tel: 020 7728 3179

Email: Sophia.y.brown@uk.gt.com

 

14.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To consider and note the Committee’s Forward Plan.

15.

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.