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Part B Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Response to Query from External Auditor relating to Former Chief Executive Settlement Agreement
Adjourned from the Committee’s last meeting on 13 October 2022
Agenda Item 7: Response to Query from External Auditor relating to Former Chief Executive Settlement Agreement
Following consideration of the Monitoring Officer’s report at the Committee on 13 October 2022 and the continuation of the meeting held on 9 November 2022 the following was agreed.
1. To approve the draft response to the External Auditor’s query and attached as Appendix 3. Note that the response is based on the Monitoring Officer’s findings following the due diligence enquiries.
2. For the avoidance of any doubt, and for the reasons set out in the Monitoring Officer’s findings, the Committee does not endorse the decision of the August 2020 Appointments Committee that the settlement payments made to the former Chief Executive were value for money.
3. The Committee requests the Corporate Director of Resources and the Monitoring Officer to meet with the External Auditor and convey this decision. Also, that the External Auditor is requested to reflect upon the Committee’s decision in the value for money judgement for the 2020/21 financial year in the External Auditor’s letter.
4. The draft response be published and submitted to the next meeting of Full Council for noting.
Please Note: The decision and Appendix 3 is accessible by following the link below entitled Agenda Item 7: Decision for Publication