Agenda

General Purposes & Audit Committee
Thursday, 11th July, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. View directions

Contact: Michelle Gerning
020 8726 6000 x84246  Email: michelle.gerning@croydon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from any members of the Committee.

2.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 309 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 4th April 2019 and Monday 20th May 2019 as an accurate record.

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3.

Disclosure of Interests

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 to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. 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 Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair 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 of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.

5.

Head of Internal Audit Annual Report pdf icon PDF 239 KB

This report details the work completed by Internal Audit in 2018/19 and the overall levels of assurance for the Council’s internal control environment to support the Annual Governance Statement.

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6.

Internal Audit Review of Effectiveness pdf icon PDF 262 KB

This report details the Director of Finance, Investment & Risk (Section 151 Officer)’s review of the effectiveness of the Council’s internal audit.

7.

Anti-Fraud Update Report pdf icon PDF 400 KB

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 2018 – 31 March 2019.

8.

Corporate Risk Register pdf icon PDF 304 KB

The report updates the General Purposes & Audit Committee Members on the corporate risk register (the register) as at 11 July 2019.

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9.

Scheme of Members Allowance pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To consider an annual increase of the Council’s Scheme of Allowances for its elected Members.

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10.

Exclusion of Public and Press

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder 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 items 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.”

 

Part B