Agenda

Venue: Conference Hall - Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ. View directions

Contact: Abdrew Phillips, Governance Officer  Tel: 020 8937 4219; Email: Andrew  Phillips@brent.gov.uk

Note: Due to the current limits on the socially distanced venue capacity any press or public wishing to attend this meeting are encouraged to do so via the live webcast. The link to view proceedings is available via the Live Stream page on the Democracy in Brent section on the Council's website or the link on the front page of the published agenda pack. 

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 267 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on Monday 26 July 2021 as a correct record.

5.

Matters arising (if any)

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

Standards Items

6.

Complaints & Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 233 KB

To receive a report providing an annual review of the Members’ Code of Conduct and Complaints procedure.

Additional documents:

7.

Standards Report (Including update on Gifts and Hospitality and member training) pdf icon PDF 395 KB

The purpose of this report is to update the Audit and Standards Advisory Committee on gifts and hospitality registered by Members, and the attendance record for Members in relation to mandatory training sessions.

(Updated version of report republished on 16 September 21)

Audit Items

8.

Statement of Accounts pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To receive the Council’s Annual Statement of Accounts.

Additional documents:

9.

LB Brent 2020/21 Audit Findings Report pdf icon PDF 9 MB

To receive a report from Grant Thornton (External Auditors) providing an update on the 2020/21 Audit Findings.

 

(This report has been circulated as part of the republished agenda on 16 September 21)

10.

LB Brent Pension Fund 2020/21 Audit Findings Report pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To receive a report from Grant Thornton (External Auditors) providing an update on their Pension Fund Audit Findings for 2020/21.

 

(This report has been circulated as part of the republished agenda on 16 September 21)

11.

To review performance & management of i4B Holdings Ltd and First Wave Housing Ltd pdf icon PDF 523 KB

To receive reports on the performance of i4B Holdings and First Wave Housing Ltd including their accounts and audits.

 

11.1       i4B Holdings

 

11.1.1   Report from Chair of i4B Holdings Ltd

 

This report provides the Audit and Standards Advisory Committee with an update on i4B Holdings Ltd.’s recent performance, accounts outturn, risk register and audit arrangements.

 

11.1.2   i4B Holdings External Audit Audit Findings

 

11.2       First Wave Housing Ltd

 

11.2.1   Report from Chair of First Wave Housing Ltd

 

This report provides the Audit and Standards Advisory Committee with an update on First Wave Housing Limited’s (FWH) recent performance, accounts outturn, risk register and audit arrangements

 

11.2.2   First Wave Housing Ltd External Audit Audit Findings

 

(These reports have been circulated as part of the republished agenda on 16 September 21)

Additional documents:

12.

Internal Audit Progress Report pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To receive a report providing an update on progress against the Internal Audit Plan for the period 1 April 2021 to September 2021.

Additional documents:

13.

Counter Fraud 2021/22 Progress Report pdf icon PDF 273 KB

To receive a report providing a summary of the counter fraud activity for 2021/22 Q1 and Q2, up to 31 August 2021.

14.

Annual Auditors Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 8 MB

To receive a report from Grant Thornton (External Auditors) seeking comments on the Auditors Annual Report 2020/21.

 

(This report has been circulated as part of the republished agenda on 16 September 21)

15.

External Audit Progress Report

Members are asked to note that this item has been withdrawn from the agenda.

 

(This item has been updated as part of the republished agenda on 16 September 21)

16.

Forward Plan & Work Programme pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To note the Committee’s Forward Plan & Work Programme for 2021/22.

17.

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 her representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 60.