Agenda and minutes

Audit Committee
Tuesday, 27th April, 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

Contact: Democratic Services  7788

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.

Apologies

To receive.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor S. Thomas.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

To receive.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest or dispensations were reported.

 

4.

Audit Committee pdf icon PDF 367 KB

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

 

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

Minutes:

The minutes of the special Audit Committee held on 2nd March, 2021 were submitted.

 

RESOLVED that the minutes be accepted as a true record of proceedings.

 

5.

Action Sheet - 2nd March, 2021

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

Minutes:

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

 

6.

Audit Plan Outturn 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 532 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 Audit Committee note the level of audit coverage in each service area, the plan outturn for the financial year and the performance of the Internal Audit Service for the financial year 2020/21.

 

7.

Annual Report of the Audit & Risk Manager 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 444 KB

To consider the report of the Audit and Risk Manager.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Audit & Risk Manager.

 

RESOLVED that the report be accepted and the annual opinion of the Audit & Risk Manager be noted as follows:-

 

‘Based on the findings of the audit work undertaken during 2020/21, in my opinion, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council’s system of internal control during the financial year 2020/21 operates to a level which gives Reasonable Assurance on the overall adequacy and effectiveness of the

organisation’s framework of governance, risk management and control, based on the reduced level of coverage that has been achieved during the year.’

 

8.

Local Government Act 2021 Changes pdf icon PDF 394 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Legal and Compliance.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Head of Legal Compliance/Monitoring Officer.

 

RESOLVED that the report be accepted and the information on the mandatory changes brought about from a change in the legislation be noted.