Audit and Performance Committee - Wednesday 2nd December, 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 pecuniary interests or any other significant interest in matters on this agenda.



Minutes - TO FOLLOW

To approve the minutes of the previous meetings held on 10 and 23 September 2020.


Grant Thornton Audit Progress Report and Sector Update pdf icon PDF 364 KB

To consider a progress update by the Council’s auditors, Grant Thornton, on the 2020 – 2021 Audit and key information on accounting changes and emerging issues for the local government sector.

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Finance and Performance Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 1023 KB

To monitor and review the Council’s performance and financial position (including revenue forecast outturn); revenue expenditure (including key risks and opportunities); capital expenditure; and HRA revenue and capital expenditure and reserves.

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Internal Audit Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 414 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.


Mid-Year Counter Fraud Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 374 KB

To oversee and monitor the success of the Council’s Counter Fraud Service.


Review of Anti-Fraud Policies pdf icon PDF 272 KB

To review and approve the following which are maintained by the Corporate Anti-Fraud Service:  

- Fraud Response Plan;

- Anti-Bribery Policy; and

- Anti-Money Laundering Policy (including procedures).

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Treasury Management Strategy Mid-Year Review pdf icon PDF 612 KB

To receive and review an update on the delivery of the 2020/2021 Treasury Management Strategy and to approve the Annual Treasury Strategy Mid-Year Review 2020/21, including any cases of non-compliance.


ISOS Partnership Review of Westminster Schools pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the findings of a review of falling pupil numbers in primary schools in Westminster, and the associated impact on primary school finances, carried out by Isos Partnership. Further, to consider recommendations to be proposed to the Schools Forum.


Work Programme Report pdf icon PDF 397 KB

To review the Committee’s work programme for the remainder of the 2020/21 municipal year.


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