Audit and Performance Committee - Tuesday 2nd March, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: This meeting will take place virtuallly

Contact: Toby Howes, Senior Committee and Governance Officer  Tel: 07815 663854 Email:


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To note any changes to the membership.



Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members and Officers of the existence and nature of any pecuniary interests or any other significant interest in matters on this agenda.



Grant Thornton Annual Audit Letter pdf icon PDF 463 KB

To receive and consider a summary of the key findings arising from the work of Grant Thornton, auditors for Westminster City Council and its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates for the year ended 31 March 2020 in line with the auditors’ Audit Findings Reports of 10 September 2020 and 2 December 2020. To consider the auditors’ assessment of the Council’s financial statements and arrangements to secure value for money (VFM) in its use of resources.



Grant Thornton Progress Report pdf icon PDF 407 KB

To receive an Audit Progress Report and Sector Update from Grant Thornton, auditors for Westminster City Council.


UK Local Authority Credit Risk

To receive a report on counterparty risk, necessary due diligence and credit checks on local authority names in the current Treasury counterparty list and accompanying consultant report about the statutory backdrop and an assessment of the current Treasury practices.


Finance and Performance Business Plan Monitoring pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To monitor Westminster City Council’s financial position at Quarter 9 including revenue forecast outturn, revenue expenditure including key risks and opportunities, capital expenditure and HRA revenue and capital expenditure and reserves.


To monitor Quarter 2 performance results against the business plans.

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Internal Audit Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 465 KB

To oversee and monitor the success of the Audit Service in planning and delivering outcomes and establishing an effective and robust internal control framework.


Internal Audit Plan pdf icon PDF 464 KB

To review and comment on the draft Audit Plan for 2021/2022.


Corporate Complaints pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To receive a report on the volume and details of complaints received by Westminster City Council in 2019/2020.

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Westminster Housing Service pdf icon PDF 522 KB

To receive an update on the management of Westminster City Council’s housing stock for the current financial year.

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Maintaining High Ethical Standards at Westminster City Council pdf icon PDF 594 KB

To maintain an overview of the arrangements in place for maintaining high ethical standards throughout Westminster City Council.


Work Programme Report pdf icon PDF 395 KB

To review the Committee’s Work Programme and note any actions arising from the meeting on 2 December 2020.

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Any Other Business