Agenda and minutes

Audit, Governance and Standards Committee - Monday 20 September 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Ground Floor Meeting Room G02A - 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QH. View directions

Contact: Virginia Wynn-Jones  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for absence

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    To receive any apologies for absence.


    Councillor Graham Neale was unable to be present in person, but attended via Zoom.


Confirmation of voting members

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    A representative of each political group will confirm the voting members of the committee.


    The members present were confirmed as the voting members.


Notification of any items of business which the chair deems urgent

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    In special circumstances, an item of business may be added to an agenda within five clear days of the meeting.


    Item 10: Statement of accounts: Final was accepted by the chair as late and urgent.


Disclosure of interests and dispensations

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    Members to declare any personal interests and dispensation in respect of any item of business to be considered at this meeting.


    There were none.




Governance conversation: David Quirke-Thornton

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    A conversation with the strategic director of children’s and adults’ care


    This item was postponed to a future meeting.


Internal audit and anti-fraud update September 2021


Covid-19 Pandemic: Update September 2021


Annual governance statement


Statement of accounts: Final

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    Including item 11: Audit findings report (ISA 260) – including pension fund

    Supporting documents:


    This decision included item 11: Audit findings report (ISA 260) – including pension fund.




    1.  That the audit, governance and standards committee:


    a)  considered the matters raised in Grant Thornton’s audit findings report for 2020-21 (appendix A of the report) before approval of the council’s main accounts


    b)  noted the adjustments to the main accounts as set out in page 29 of the audit findings report (appendix A of the report)


    c)  approved the council’s letter of representation (page 38 of appendix A of the report)


    d)  considered the matters raised in the Pension Fund audit findings report 2020-21 (appendix B of the report) prior to approval of the Pension Fund accounts


    e)  noted the adjustments to the Pension Fund accounts as set out in page 17 of the audit findings report


    f)  approved the Pension Fund letter of representation (page 23 of appendix B of the report)


    g)  approved the Statement of Accounts 2020-21 (appendix C), subject to any final changes required by the conclusion of the audit, being delegated to the strategic director of finance and governance in consultation with the chair of audit, governance and standards committee.


Audit findings reports (ISA 260) - including pension fund

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    Included in item 10: Statement of accounts: final


    This decision was taken as part of item 10: Statement of accounts: Final.