Agenda

Audit and Standards Committee - Tuesday, 30th January, 2024 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber. View directions

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive apologies for absence.

2.

Declaration of Interests

To receive declarations of interest.

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To approve the minutes and the exempt minutes of the meeting held on 26 September 2023.

4.

Public Questions

The Chair of the Committee will answer questions from members of the public submitted in accordance with the Council’s procedures.

 

deadline for receipt of questions

noon on Wednesday, 24 January 2023

 

Questions must be submitted to the Chief Executive, Democratic Services,

Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud and can be sent by email to Democratic.services@stroud.gov.uk

 

5.

Member Questions

See Agenda Item 4 for deadlines for submission.

6.

Contract Management Framework Update pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To update the Council’s corporate contract management framework following recommendations from the audit report.

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7.

Annual Audit Letter pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To inform Members of the External Audit activity progress.

8.

COUNTER FRAUD AND ENFORCEMENT UNIT REPORT pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To provide the Audit and Standards Committee with assurance over the counter fraud activities of the Council in relation to the work undertaken by the Counter Fraud and Enforcement Unit.

9.

Half year Treasury Management report 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To provide an update on Treasury Management activity as at 30/09/2023.

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10.

Treasury Management Strategy 24/25 pdf icon PDF 300 KB

This report outlines the Council’s prudential indicators for 2024/25 – 2026/27 and sets out the treasury strategy for this period. It fulfils three key reports required by the Local Government Act 2003:

• reporting prudential indicators required by the CIPFA Prudential Code for Capital Finance in Local Authorities;

• a treasury management strategy in accordance with the CIPFA Code of Practice on Treasury Management;

• an investment strategy in accordance with the DLUHC investment guidance.

 

It also fulfils the statutory duty to approve a minimum revenue policy (MRP) statement for 2024/25.

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11.

Update on Annual Governance Statement Action Plan pdf icon PDF 79 KB

This report gives an update on the areas of focus identified for 2023/34 in the Annual Governance Statement 2022/23.

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12.

Internal Audit Progress Update Report pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To inform Members of the Internal Audit activity progress in relation to the approved Internal Audit Plan 2023-24.

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13.

Standing Items

13a

Corporate Risk Register Update pdf icon PDF 134 KB

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13b

To consider the Work Programme pdf icon PDF 81 KB