Agenda and minutes

Audit Committee
Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 9.30 am

Venue: Virtually via Microsoft Teams - if you would like to attend this meeting live via Microsoft Teams please contact committee.services@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk

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Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Simultaneous Translation

You are welcome to use Welsh at the meeting, a minimum notice period of 3 working days is required should you wish to do so.  A simultaneous translation service will be provided if requested.

Minutes:

It was noted that no requests had been received for the simultaneous translation service.

 

2.

Chair

Minutes:

It was reported that the Chair, Mr. T. Edwards was experiencing technical difficulties, and it was agreed that the Vice-Chair, Councillor S. Healy would Chair the meeting.

 

3.

Apologies

To receive.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors H. Trollope.

 

4.

Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

To receive.

Minutes:

The following declarations of interest were reported:

 

Councillor B. Summers - Item No. 7 Statement of Accounts 2019/20 (Silent Valley Waste Services)

 

Councillor J. Hill - Item No. 7 Statement of Accounts 2019/20 (Silent Valley Waste Services)

 

5.

Audit Committee pdf icon PDF 473 KB

To receive the minutes of the Audit Committee held on 2nd February, 2021.

 

(Please note the minutes are submitted for accuracy points only)

Minutes:

The minutes of the special Audit Committee held on 2nd February, 2021 were submitted, whereupon:

 

A Member reported that the figure listed on page 3 of the minutes under Item No. Action Sheet, should be amended to read £8,200.

 

 

RESOLVED, subject to the foregoing, that the minutes be accepted as a true record of proceedings.

 

6.

Action Sheet - 2nd February, 2021

There were no actions arising from the meeting of the Audit Committee held on 2nd February, 2021.

Minutes:

There were no actions arising from the meeting held on 2nd February, 2021.

 

7.

Audit Plan Progress Report – January to February 2021 pdf icon PDF 497 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer Resources.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to report of the Professional Lead Internal Audit.

 

RESOLVED that the report be accepted and the findings within the attached Appendices, and progress on activities for the period 1st January, 2021 to 28th February, 2021 be noted.

 

8.

Statement of Accounts 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 759 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer Resources.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Chief Accountant Corporate Services.

 

RESOLVED that the report be accepted and the External Auditor’s report, the Accounts be approved  by the Audit Committee under the delegated authority of the Council.

 

9.

Audit Wales - Blaenau Gwent CBC 2019-20 Audit of Accounts report pdf icon PDF 237 KB

To consider the Audit Wales report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report submitted by Audit Wales.

 

RESOLVED that the report be accepted.