Agenda

Corporate Governance and Audit Committee - Friday, 4th February, 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

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

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Items
No. Item

1.

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)

2.

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:-

 

 

3.

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)

4.

Declaration of Interests

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

5.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence (If any)

6.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 337 KB

To consider and approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 26th November 2021.

 

 

 

(Copies attached)

7.

Matters Arising from the Minutes

To consider any matters arising from the minutes.

8.

Notes from the Consultative Meeting of Members of the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee held on 17th December 2021. pdf icon PDF 218 KB

To comment on the minutes from the Consultative Meeting of Members of the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee held on 17th December 2021.

 

 

(Copy attached)

 

9.

Matters Arising from the Notes of the Consultative Committee

To consider any matters arising from the notes of the Consultative Committee.

10.

Annual Assurance Report on Integrated Digital Services Controls pdf icon PDF 801 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Digital & Information Officer which presents the Annual Assurance Report on Integrated Digital Services controls and seeks to provide assurance in relation to the management and control mechanisms supporting the successful ongoing delivery of Integrated Digital Services (IDS) service provision.

 

(Report attached)

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Annual Information Governance Report, including the Annual Report of the Caldicott Guardian pdf icon PDF 790 KB

To consider a report by the Director of Resources and Housing and the Director of Adults and Health which presents the Annual Information Governance Report (including the Annual Report of the Caldicott Guardian). The report seeks to assure the Committee on the effectiveness of the council’s information management and governance arrangements: that they are up to date; fit for purpose; effectively communicated and routinely complied with. The Caldicott Guardian element seeks to assure the Committee of the arrangements in place with regards to the confidentiality of patient and service-user data.

 

 

(Report attached)

 

 

 

 

12.

Annual Assurance Report in Relation to Employment Policies and Employee Conduct pdf icon PDF 393 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Officer Human Resources which presents the annual report on Council’s employment policies and employee conduct and seeks to provides assurance that, employee conduct is properly managed, policies are regularly reviewed and employee conduct forms part of normal manager/ employee relations.

 

 

(Report attached)

 

 

 

Additional documents:

13.

Approval of the 2020/21 Statement of Accounts and Grant Thornton Audit Report pdf icon PDF 420 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Officer Financial Services which seeks approval of the 2020/21 Statement of Accounts and Grant Thornton Audit Report.

 

(Report attached, Appendix No.2 (ISA260 Audit report) to follow)

 

 

The Statement of Accounts will be circulated as a separate document  

 

Additional documents:

14.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 408 KB

To consider and approve the Committee’s Work Programme for the 2022 period.

 

 

 

(Copy attached)

Additional documents:

15.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note that the next meeting will take place on Friday, 25th March 2022 at 2.00pm in the Civic Hall, Leeds.