Agenda

Audit Committee - Tuesday, 13th September, 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 1 (2nd Floor) - 3 Shortlands, Hammersmith, W6 8DA. View directions

Contact: David Abbott  Email: david.abbott@lbhf.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

If a Councillor has a disclosable pecuniary interest in a particular item, whether or not it is entered in the Authority’s register of interests, or any other significant interest which they consider should be declared in the public interest, they should declare the existence and, unless it is a sensitive interest as defined in the Member Code of Conduct, the nature of the interest at the commencement of the consideration of that item or as soon as it becomes apparent.

 

At meetings where members of the public are allowed to be in attendance and speak, any Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest or other significant interest may also make representations, give evidence or answer questions about the matter.  The Councillor must then withdraw immediately from the meeting before the matter is discussed and any vote taken.

 

Where Members of the public are not allowed to be in attendance and speak, then the Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest should withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is under consideration. Councillors who have declared other significant interests should also withdraw from the meeting if they consider their continued participation in the matter would not be reasonable in the circumstances and may give rise to a perception of a conflict of interest.

 

Councillors are not obliged to withdraw from the meeting where a dispensation to that effect has been obtained from the Standards Committee.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 243 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting and to note any outstanding actions.

 

This item includes an appendix that contains exempt information. Discussion of the appendix will require passing the proposed resolution at the end of the agenda to exclude members of the public and press.

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4.

Annual Audit Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 186 KB

NOTE: This item was updated on 6/09/2022.

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5.

Treasury Management Outturn Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 264 KB

6.

Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman Annual Review Letter 21/22 and Housing Ombudsman Maladministration Findings pdf icon PDF 248 KB

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7.

Internal Audit Update pdf icon PDF 327 KB

8.

Risk Management Highlight Report pdf icon PDF 392 KB

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9.

Dates of future meetings

To note the following dates of future meetings:

·         23 November 2022

·         13 March 2023

 

10.

Exclusion of the public and press (if required)

The Committee is invited to resolve, under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, that the public and press be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following items of business, on the grounds that they contain the likely disclosure of exempt information, as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the said Act, and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption currently outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.