Audit and Performance Committee
Tuesday 5th February, 2019 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Andrew Palmer, Senior Committee and Governance Officer  Tel: 020 7641 2802 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 personal or prejudicial interests in matters on this agenda.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting.


External Audit Certification of Claims and Returns Annual Audit 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To report the findings from the certification of 2017/18 claims: and the key messages arising from the assessment of the Council's arrangements for preparing claims and returns and information on claims that were amended or qualified.

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Grant Thornton Progress Report on Annual Audit Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 432 KB

To receive an Audit Progress Report and Sector Update – together with the External Audit Plan for the year ending 31 March 2019.

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Finance & Performance Business Plan Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 554 KB

To receive the Period 8 Finance Performance Report for the period to November 2018 against the 2018/19 approved budget. To also 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 receive and monitor the Quarter 2 Performance Report for the end of the second quarter of 2018/19 (September 2018); which includes a commentary in respect of outstanding and poor performance, and details of remedial actions being taken, where appropriate.


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Maintaining High Ethical Standards at the City Council pdf icon PDF 328 KB

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


Update from CityWest Homes pdf icon PDF 383 KB

To receive a report from the Council’s Housing Directorate and CityWest Homes on:


·           Operational Performance

·           Contract Management

·           Complaints

·           Risk


To also receive an interim proposal on Key Performance Indicators for 2019/20.


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Hampshire County Council Partnership and BT Managed Services Exit pdf icon PDF 304 KB

To receive an update on the transition from BT Managed Services to the Integrated Business Centre (IBC).


Procurement Update pdf icon PDF 276 KB

To receive the outcome of a review of the City Council’s Procurement Services, together with a quarterly update on Procurement activity by Service Directorate.

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Internal Audit 2018/19 - Progress Report (November to December 2018) pdf icon PDF 415 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 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 316 KB

To review and comment on the draft audit plan for 2019/20.


Work Programme and Action Tracker pdf icon PDF 234 KB

The Committee is invited to review its work programme.

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