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Audit & Governance Committee 18-JULY-2017

18 July 2017 at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

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Michael Popham & Simon Hill. Contact committee services

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pdf icon Agenda [62kb]

pdf icon All papers [1Mb]

Agenda

ITEMDESCRIPTIONREPORT
1.DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST 
2.MINUTES OF THE COMMITTEE'S MEETING OF 19 APRIL 2017pdf icon Minutes [35kb]
3.QUESTIONS 
4.INTERNAL AUDIT ANNUAL ASSURANCE REPORT
This report presents the annual assurance report of the Chief Auditor required by the Accounts and Audit Regulations and the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.
pdf icon Item 4 [391kb]
5.ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT 2016/2017 AND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
This report presents the draft Annual Governance Statement publication of which is required by the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and sets out the progress made in implementing the actions which were reported in the 2015/16 Annual Governance Statement.
pdf icon Item 5 [442kb]
6.INTERNAL AUDIT QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORT
This report provides an update on key findings emanating from Internal Audit reports issued since the last quarterly progress report in April 2017.
pdf icon Item 6 [149kb]
7.CORPORATE STRATEGIC RISK REGISTER
This report provides an update on the first quarter status of the Council's 2017/18 Strategic Risk Register, in line with the requirements of the Council's risk management strategy.
pdf icon Item 7 [154kb]
8.BUDGET MONITORING 2017/18
This report regarding the Council's budget monitoring position at the end of May 2017 was prepared for the Policy Committee meeting on 17 July 2017 and is now presented to the Audit & Governance Committee for information.
pdf icon Item 8 [59kb]
9.TREASURY OUTTURN REPORT FOR 2016/17 & RELATED UPDATE
This report, presented to the Policy Committee on 12 June 2017, sets out the draft budget outturn position for the 2016-17 accounts for the Council showing budget variances since the February 2017 Council report.
pdf icon Item 9 [176kb]
10.HOMES FOR READING LTD -ARRANGEMENTS
This report provides information about the operating arrangements in relation to Homes for Reading Ltd (HfR), the Council's wholly owned housing company, and asks the Committee to identify any information it needs to fulfil its scrutiny function.
pdf icon Item 10 [314kb]
11.PROGRESS IN IMPLEMENTING EXTERNAL AUDITOR'S (SECTION 24) RECOMMENDATIONS REPORTED AT BUDGET COUNCIL
This report provides an update on the progress to implement the External Auditor's Section 24 Schedule 7(2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 recommendations, which were reported to Council on 21 February 2017 along with the Council's response addressing those recommendations.
pdf icon Item 11 [40kb]
12.ACCOUNTS 2016/17 & EXTERNAL AUDITOR UPDATE
To receive a report advising of the publication of the Accounts and an update from the Council's external auditor EY.
pdf icon Item 12 [144kb]

 

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