Meeting documents

General Purposes & Audit Committee
Wednesday, 20th September, 2017

View General Purposes and Audit Committee Agenda

Wednesday 20th September 2017
The Council Chamber, The Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX

Councillor Karen Jewitt (Chair)

Vacancy (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 Vacancy


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

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

Donald Speakman, James Thompson and John Wentworth.

Stephanie Davis
Democratic Services Officer
Tel No:
020 8760 6000 ext. 84384
Members of the Public are welcome to attend this meeting. If you require any assistance, please contact Stephanie Davis, as detailed above.

1. Appointment of Vice-Chair
To appoint the Vice-Chair of the General Purpose and Audit Committe for the 2017/2018 municipal year.

2. Apologies for absence

3. Minutes
To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 29 June 2017 as an accurate record.

4. 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

5. 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

6. Exempt Items
To confirm the allocation of business between Part A and Part B of the Agenda

7. Committee Membership
(To Follow)

8. Minor Amendments to the Constitution
This report seeks approval to make three minor amendments to Part 4L of the Constitution, the Rules of Procedure of the Health and Wellbeing Board and one minor clarification regarding the Pension Committee.

9. Audit Findings reports for Croydon Council and the Croydon Pension Fund 2016-17 Accounts
The Auditors have issued the ISA 260 Reports for the 2016/17 final accounts for the Council and for the Pension Fund, which includes the Value for Money report prepared for the Council. The reports are specifically aimed at those charged with governance. The reports include the Council's management responses to the recommendations.

10. Internal Audit Update Report April to July 2017

This report details the work completed by Internal Audit so far during 2017/18 and the progress made in implementing recommendations from audits completed in previous years.

11. Anti-Fraud Update Report April - July 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 2017 - 31 July 2017.

12. Treasury Annual Review 2016/2017
The Council's treasury management activities for the previous year are reviewed on an annual basis to take account of changes and updates in treasury practices and to ensure that best practice is incorporated within all areas of treasury management.

13. Corporate Risk Register
The report updates the General Purposes & Audit Committee Members on the corporate risk register (the register) as at 20 September 2017.

14. Local Government Ombudsman
The report outlines the Council's response to the findings of the Local Government Ombudsman.

15. Exclusion of the Press & Public
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 Thursday, 7th December 2017 in The Council Chamber, The Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX

Issue Date:- 20 September 2017 at 10:56