Corporate Governance and Audit Committee - Friday, 24th September, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: John Grieve, Governance Services (Tel 0113 37 88662) 

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No. Item


Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded).


(*In accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting)


Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.


2  To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.


3  If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-


  RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information, as follows:-




Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration


(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)


Declaration of Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.


Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence (If any)


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 251 KB

To consider and approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 30th July 2021.



(Copy attached)


Matters Arising from the Minutes

To consider any matters arising from the minutes.


Report on Climate Emergency Governance and Controls pdf icon PDF 409 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Officer, Sustainable Energy and Air Quality which sets out the governance and control arrangement that are in place in relation to the Climate Emergency.




(Report attached)


Additional documents:


Annual Treasury Management Governance Report pdf icon PDF 662 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Officer Financial Services which present the Annual Treasury Management Governance Report which outlines the governance framework for the management of the Council’s treasury management function.



(Report attached)



Grant Thornton Audit Risk Assessment Enquiries 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 407 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Officer Financial Services which presents a series of enquiries from Grant Thornton which will inform their audit risk assessment for the 2020/21 audit. The enquiries cover accounting issues, fraud risk and legal issues.



(Report attached)


Additional documents:


Internal Audit Update Report May to July 2021 pdf icon PDF 411 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Officer Financial Services which provides a summary of the Internal Audit activity for the period May to July 2021. The report seeks to assure that the work of Internal Audit offers a key source of assurance providing the Committee with some evidence that the internal control environment is operating as intended.



(Report attached)


Additional documents:


Annual Assurance Report on Planning Decision Making and Enforcement Arrangements pdf icon PDF 413 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Planning Officer which presents the Annual Assurance Report, which outlines the key internal controls and processes in place to mitigate risks and to provide assurance that systems and processes for decision making on planning decision and enforcement activity are in place.




(Report attached)


Additional documents:


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 407 KB

To consider and approve the Committee’s Work Programme for the 2021/22 period.



(Copy attached)

Additional documents:


Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note that the next meeting will take place on Friday, 26th November 2021 at 2.00pm in the Civic Hall, Leeds.