Agenda and minutes

Audit, Governance and Standards Committee
Wednesday 9 September 2020 6.30 pm

Contact: Virginia Wynn-Jones  Email: virginia.wynn-jones@southwark.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Confirmation of voting members

3.

Notification of any items of business which the chair deems urgent

4.

Disclosure of interests and dispensations

5.

Minutes

6.

Governance conversation: Caroline Bruce

    Caroline Bruce, strategic director of environment and leisure, to talk about the department's governance arrangements.

    Minutes:

    Caroline Bruce, the strategic director of environment and leisure, presented to the committee.  The committee had questions for the strategic director.

     

    Officers undertook to send a more comprehensive response on departmental communications with a plan of action to the committee outside the meeting.

     

    The committee agreed to record their thanks to the department and officers working hard for Southwark.

7.

Report on retrospective contract-related decision: Affordable Housing Monitoring Service

8.

Grant Thornton: External audit update

    The external auditors will present a verbal update of their work on the annual audit for 2019-20.

    Minutes:

    Grant Thornton presented their verbal update.  Members had questions for Grant Thornton.

     

    The chair agreed to call a further meeting of the committee in October 2020 to consider the final Statement of Accounts.

9.

Internal audit and anti-fraud progress report September 2020

10.

Covid-19 Pandemic: financial impact 2020-21

11.

Local Government Association Proposal for a Model Code of Member Conduct

12.

Annual report on the work and performance of the audit, governance and standards committee in 2019-20: Update