Audit and Performance Committee - Wednesday 5th February, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: 18th Floor, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP

Contact: Artemis Kassi, Senior Committee and Governance Officer  Tel: 07817054991 Email:

No. Item



To note any changes to the membership.


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members and Officers of the existence and nature of any personal or prejudicial interests in matters on this agenda.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 368 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting on 27th November 2019.


Grant Thornton Certification of Claims and Returns Annual Report (Audit 2018/2019) pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To report the findings from the certification of 2018/2019 claims and the messages arising from the assessment of the Council’s arrangements for preparing claims and returns and information on claims that were amended or qualified

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Grant Thornton Annual Audit Plan 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 477 KB

To set out the audit work that Grant Thornton proposes to undertake for the audit of the financial statements and the value for money (VFM) conclusion 2019/2020.


Maintaining High Ethical Standards at the City Council pdf icon PDF 503 KB

To maintain an overview of the arrangements in place for maintaining high ethical standards throughout the Authority


Finance & Performance Business Plan Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 945 KB

To monitor the Council’s financial position including revenue forecast outturn, revenue expenditure including key risks and opportunities, capital expenditure and HRA revenue, and capital expenditure and reserves.


To monitor Quarter 3 performance results against the 2019/2020 business plans.

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Treasury Management Half-Year Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 564 KB

To update the Committee on the delivery of the 2019/20 Treasury Management Strategy approved by Council on 6th March 2019 and for the Committee for the Committee to note the Annual Treasury Strategy mid-year review 2019/20, including any cases of non-compliance.


Internal Audit Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 675 KB

To oversee and monitor the success of the Audit Service in planning and delivering outcomes and establishing an effective and robust internal control framework.


Internal Audit Plan 2020/2021 pdf icon PDF 525 KB

To review and comment on the draft Audit Plan for 2020/2021.


Integrated Business Centre Update pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive an update on the arrangements with Hampshire County Council.


Westminster Housing Service pdf icon PDF 446 KB

To receive a report on performance from the Council’s Housing Directorate.

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The Metropolitan Police Service - Basic Command Unit pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To monitor the performance of KPIs for the Metropolitan Police Service Basic Command Unit for Westminster following its implementation in February 2019.


Work Programme and Annual Report pdf icon PDF 396 KB

The Committee is invited to review its Work Programme, including a draft Annual Report.

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