General Purposes & Audit Committee
Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Michelle Gerning
020 8726 6000 x84246  Email:

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Apologies for Absence

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


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 11 July 2019 and Tuesday 23 July 2019 as an accurate record.

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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.


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.


Grant Thornton Report on the Value for Money Conclusion

[Report To Follow]


Grant Thornton - Annual Audit Letter

[Report To Follow]



Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy - Mid-Year Review 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 231 KB

This Report details the Council’s Treasury Management activities during the first half of 2019/2020 and its compliance with the 2017 Prudential Code for Capital Finance.

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Internal Audit Update Report pdf icon PDF 87 KB

This report details the work completed by Internal Audit so far during 2019/20 and the progress made in implementing recommendations from audits completed in previous years.

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Anti-Fraud Update Report pdf icon PDF 97 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 2019 – 31 August 2019.



Corporate Risk Register pdf icon PDF 66 KB

The report updates the General Purposes & Audit Committee Members on the corporate risk register (the register) as at 09 November 2019.

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Council Meeting Dates 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

The report invites Members to consider for approval and noting respectively the proposed schedule of dates for Council and Cabinet Meetings for the Council year 2020/21.


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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


Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy Mid-Year Review 2019/2020 - Appendix E

For Members to receive Appendix E of the Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy Mid-Year Review 2019/2020 Report (Part B).