Agenda and decisions

Virtual Live Streamed Meeting (At present, members of the public are not able to attend), Governance and Audit Committee - Thursday, 9th December, 2021 2.00 pm

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Venue: Virtual Meeting

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Items
No. Item

1.

Declaration of interest

To receive any declaration of interest by any Member or Officer in respect of any item of business.

Decision:

No declaration of interest was received.

 

2.

Minutes of the Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 482 KB

To present the minutes of the previous meetings of the Governance and Audit Committee held on the following dates –

 

·         21 September, 2021

·         20 October, 2021

·         15 November, 2021

 

Arising on the minutes of the 21 September, 2021 meeting –

 

·         Item 3 – Information Governance: Annual Report of the Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) 2020/21

 

The Director of Education, Skills and Young People will report verbally on the Learning Service’s arrangements for completing the outstanding work with regard to the consent audit and record of processing activities.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The minutes of the previous meetings of the Governance and Audit Committee held on the following dates were presented and were confirmed as correct –

 

  • 21 September, 2021
  • 20 October, 2021
  • 15 November, 2021

 

3.

Anglesey Schools Annual Information Governance Assurance Report pdf icon PDF 823 KB

To present the report of the Director of Education, Skills and Young People.

Decision:

It was resolved –

 

·         To accept the Schools Data Protection Officer’s Annual Information Governance Assurance Report for 2020/21.

·         To endorse the Schools Data Protection Officer’s proposed next steps – the Schools Data Protection Plan – in order to enable schools to fully operate in accordance with data protection requirements.

 

4.

Counter Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Strategy pdf icon PDF 376 KB

To present the report of the Head of Audit and Risk.

Decision:

It was resolved to note Internal Audit’s strategy for countering fraud, bribery and corruption for 2021-24.

 

5.

Treasury Management Mid-Year Review 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To present the report of the Director of Function (Resources)/Section 151 Officer.

Decision:

It was resolved to accept and to note the TM mid-year review report 2021/22 without further comment.

 

6.

External Audit - Isle of Anglesey County Council: Annual Audit Summary 2020 pdf icon PDF 199 KB

To present the report of External Audit.

Decision:

Item not considered at this meeting.

7.

External Audit: Audit Wales Work Programme and Timetable: IOACC Quarterly Update September 2020 pdf icon PDF 188 KB

To present the report of External Audit.

Decision:

It was resolved to note the information and schedule presented.

 

8.

External Audit: Student Finances (for information) pdf icon PDF 6 MB

To present the report of External Audit.

Decision:

It was resolved to note the report for information purposes.

 

9.

Local Code of Governance pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To present the report of the Head of Profession (HR) and Transformation.

Decision:

It was resolved –

 

  • To approve the draft Local Code of Governance.
  • That the Committee’s members if they so wish be invited to offer minor amendments to the Code of Governance draft before it is adopted by the Isle of Anglesey County Council in March, 2022.

 

10.

National Reviews and Related Recommendations pdf icon PDF 722 KB

To present the report of the Head of Profession (HR) and Transformation.

Decision:

It was resolved –

 

  • To accept the update as a record of the County Council’s annual update against the related recommendations.
  • To agree that in future updates of this kind be scheduled annually for the attention of the Committee in Quarter 3 of the financial year.

 

11.

Internal Audit Update pdf icon PDF 512 KB

To present the report of the Head of Audit and Risk.

Decision:

It was resolved to note Internal Audit’s assurance provision and priorities going forward.

 

12.

Internal Audit Charter pdf icon PDF 247 KB

To present the report of the Head of Audit and Risk.

Decision:

It was resolved to note the review and to approve the continued appropriateness of the Internal Audit Charter.

 

13.

Updated Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 250 KB

To present the report of the Head of Audit and Risk.

Decision:

It was resolved to note the minor amendments to the approved Forward Work Programme for 2021/22.