Agenda

Audit and Performance Committee - Wednesday 1st December, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: 18th Floor, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP

Contact: Artemis Kassi,Lead Scrutiny Advisor/Statutory Officer  Tel: 07817054991 Email:  akassi@westminster.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

To note any changes to the membership.

2.

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.

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To approve the minutes of the Committee’s previous meeting on 29 September 2021.

4.

Finance and Performance Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To monitor the City Council’s financial position 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 2021/2022 business plans and to conduct a half-yearly overview of performance.

 

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5.

Internal Audit Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 542 KB

To oversee and monitor the success in Quarter 2 of the Audit Service in planning and delivering outcomes, and in establishing an effective and robust internal control framework.

 

6.

Internal Audit Charter pdf icon PDF 349 KB

To review the Council’s Internal Audit Charter, which is maintained by the Shared Services Director for Internal Audit, Fraud, Risk and Insurance in accordance with the requirements of the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS).

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7.

Mid-Year Counter Fraud Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 445 KB

 

To oversee and monitor the performance and success of the Counter Fraud Service.

8.

Review of Anti-Fraud Policies pdf icon PDF 272 KB

To review and approve the following which are maintained by the Corporate Anti-Fraud Service: - Fraud Response Plan; - Anti-Bribery Policy; and - Anti-Money Laundering Policy (including procedures)

 

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9.

Verbal Update pdf icon PDF 265 KB

To update the Committee on progress since its meeting of 14 July 2021, following the thematic review undertaken on health and safety in schools as part of the Internal Audit Plan. The update will include information following the referral of this item to the Business and Children’s Policy and Scrutiny Committee on 7 October 2021.

10.

Re-tender of External Audit Contract pdf icon PDF 302 KB

To review and approve the arrangements for the retendering of the external audit contract.

 

11.

Corporate Complaints pdf icon PDF 246 KB

To consider the corporate complaints annual review.

 

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12.

Treasury Management Mid-Year Strategy pdf icon PDF 744 KB

To review the Treasury Management Mid-Year Strategy.

 

13.

Council Staff Remuneration pdf icon PDF 115 KB

To review the Council’s pay schemes, as per the Constitution.

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14.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 409 KB

To receive a report on and review the Committee’s work programme for 2021 – 2022.

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15.

Any Other Business

To review any other business which the Chairman considers urgent.