Meeting documents

General Purposes & Audit Committee
Thursday, 29th June, 2017

View General Purposes and Audit Committee Agenda

Thursday 29th June 2017
The Council Chamber, The Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX

Councillor Karen Jewitt (Chair)

Councillor Kathy Bee (Vice Chair)

Councillors: Jeet Bains, Jan Buttinger, Jason Cummings, Sherwan Chowdhury,

Mike Fisher, Patricia Hay-Justice, Bernadette Khan and Joy Prince


Independent non-voting Members: Mr Muffaddal Kapasi and Mr Nero Ughwujabo


Reserve Members: Councillors: Carole Bonner, Pat Clouder, Maddie Henson,

Steve Hollands, Humayun Kabir, Dudley Mead, Andrew Rendle,

Donald Speakman, James Thompson and John Wentworth.

Victoria Lower
Members Services Manager
Tel No:
020 8760 6000 ext. 14773
Members of the Public are welcome to attend this meeting. If you require any assistance, please contact Victoria Lower, as detailed above.

1. Apologies for absence

2. Minutes
To approve the minutes of the meetings held on 22 March 2017 and 22 May 2017 as accurate records.

3. Disclosure of Interest
In accordance with the Council's Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality in excess of £50. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Business Manager at the start of the meeting. The Chairman will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members' Interests.

4. Urgent Business (if any)
To receive notice from the Chair of any business not on the Agenda which should, in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.

5. Grant Thornton reports - External Audit Progress Report
To receive the Progress Report from the external auditors.

6. Financial Performance Report for 2016/2017
This report presents to the Committee progress on the delivery of the Council's Financial Strategy (FS).

7. Anti-Fraud Annual Report 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017
This report details the performance of the Council's Corporate Anti-Fraud Team (CAFT) and includes details of the team's performance together with an update on developments during the period 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017.

8. Internal Audit Review of Effectiveness 2016/2017
This report details the Executive Director Resources (Section 151 Officer)'s review of the effectiveness of the Council's internal audit.

9. Head of Internal Audit Annual Report
This report details the work completed by Internal Audit in 2016/17 and the overall levels of assurance for the Council's internal control environment to support the Annual Governance Statement (AGS).

10. Annual Governance Statement 2016/17
This report details the Annual Governance Statement (AGS), for 2016/17 at Appendix 1.

11. [The following motion is to be moved and seconded as the "camera resolution" where it is proposed to move into part B of a meeting]
That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.


The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30pm on Wednesday, 20th September 2017 in The Council Chamber, The Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX

Issue Date:- 21 June 2017 at 15:16