Agenda

Audit and Performance Committee - Thursday 18th July, 2024 6.30 pm, NEW

Venue: Rooms 18.06-07, 18th Floor, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP

Contact: Clare O'Keefe, Lead Policy and Scrutiny Advisor  Email:  cokeefe@westminster.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

To note any changes to the membership.

2.

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.

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting.

4.

Matters Arising and Work Programme 2024/2025 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To discuss any matters arising from the previous meeting, including new or unresolved matters and shape the Committee’s work programme for the municipal year 2024/25.

Additional documents:

5.

External Audit Certification of Claims and Returns Annual Audit 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To review the External Audit Certification of Claims and Returns Annual Audit 2022/23.

6.

23/24 Year End Performance Report pdf icon PDF 329 KB

To receive the performance updates at quarter 4 and indicate any areas where more information or clarification is required.

 

7.

23/24 Year End Finance Monitor pdf icon PDF 290 KB

To monitor the City 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.

8.

Draft Statement of Accounts pdf icon PDF 294 KB

To also approve the draft 2023/24 statement of accounts and draft Annual Governance Statement subject to the public inspection period and the audit.

9.

External Auditor's Audit Plan pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To note the external auditor’s plan for completing the audit in order to be presented to the Committee on 25 November 2024.

Additional documents:

10.

Treasury Management Strategy Outturn 2023/2024 pdf icon PDF 413 KB

To note the annual treasury management final outturn 2023/24.

11.

Counter Fraud End of Year Report pdf icon PDF 385 KB

To note the Counter Fraud 2023/24 End of Year report.

12.

Annual Report of the Audit and Performance Committee pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To receive the Annual Opinion report on overall adequacy and effectiveness of the organisation's framework of governance, risk management and control.

 

Additional documents:

13.

Cyber Security pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To note the Council’s cyber security operations and consider areas of improvement.

14.

Internal Audit Annual Report pdf icon PDF 215 KB

To note the Head of Internal Audit’s opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of the Council’s framework of governance, risk management and control environment and to consider whether there are any areas the Committee would like to explore further.

 

Additional documents:

15.

Exempt Reports Under the Local Government Act 1972

RECOMMENDED: That under Section 100 (A) (4) and Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business because they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information on the grounds shown below and it is considered that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information:

 

Item No

 

 

 

Grounds

 

 

 

Para. of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act

 

 

 

16.

Internal Audit Exempt Report