Decision Maker: Audit Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Committee noted the report that listed future agenda items and reports for the next meeting on 19 September 2019, and the report was accepted.
There was a discussion about a topic raised during consideration of the Statement of Accounts concerning the Council’s preparation in respect the UK not reaching an agreement regarding its withdrawal from the European Union (EU), referred to as a ‘no deal Brexit’. The Chief Executive confirmed that although the Council had considered the implications of and had prepared in respect of the UK’s departure from the EU there was not a specific risk log or plan in respect of a ‘no deal Brexit’. The Monitoring Officer noted that at the September meeting the Committee was due to receive a quarterly update on the Council’s Strategic Risk Register and that an update on the preparations in respect of ‘Brexit’ could be incorporated.
Cllr Rigby proposed, and Cllr Davies seconded a proposal that a report of the risk log of the Council’s preparations for a ‘no deal Brexit’ be brought as a standing item to each future Committee meeting; 3 Members of the Committee voted for his proposal with 5 votes against.
It was requested that the work plan for the next meeting provide details of the agenda items for the Committee’s meeting over the forthcoming year.
The Chair noted that the Committee would receive an update on the partial audit opinion regarding Discovery, and the Vice Chair suggested that Officers work more closely with the external auditors so that land valuations disputes might be avoided in future.
Publication date: 15/08/2019
Date of decision: 30/07/2019
Decided at meeting: 30/07/2019 - Audit Committee