Agenda

Corporate Governance and Audit Committee - Monday, 12th February, 2024 10.30 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Debbie Oldham  0113 37 88656

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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

6.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting - 27th November 2023 pdf icon PDF 194 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 27th November 2023, for approval as a correct record.

7.

Matters Arising From The Minutes

8.

Annual Assurance Report of Information Digital Services (IDS) Governance. pdf icon PDF 267 KB

The annual report of the Chief Digital and Information Officer to the Committee concerning the decision-making arrangements within the Integrated Digital Service (IDS) and provides assurances that these arrangements are up to date, fit for purpose, effectively communicated and routinely complied with.

Additional documents:

9.

Annual Information Governance Report, including the annual report of the Caldicott Guardian pdf icon PDF 342 KB

This annual report of the Director of Strategy and Resources and Director of Adults and Health presents assurances to the Corporate Governance & Audit Committee on the effectiveness of the council’s information management and governance arrangements through a statement of internal control.

 

In addition, the report this year presents the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) Audit Report of Leeds City Council’s compliance with the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Additional documents:

10.

Internal Audit Update Report pdf icon PDF 333 KB

The report of the Chief Officer Financial Services provides a source of assurance that the internal control environment is operating as intended through a summary of the Internal Audit activity for the period from September to December 2022. The report highlights the incidence of any significant control failings or weaknesses.

Additional documents:

11.

Counter Fraud Update Report April - December 2023 pdf icon PDF 315 KB

The report of the Senior Head of Audit, Corporate Governance and Insurance provides a source of assurance that the internal control environment is operating as intended through a summary of the counter fraud activity for the period from April to December 2023.

Additional documents:

12.

Update report on Government Proposals to address the national audit backlog, and Grant Thornton's Response and update on the Audit 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 332 KB

The report of the Chief Finance Officer informs Members of the Government’s most recent proposals to address the backlog of incomplete audits across local government in England. Grant Thornton’s accompanying report sets out their intended approach in response to the Government’s proposals, should these go ahead. The report also provides a summary update on the progress towards completing the audit of the 2021/22 statement of accounts.

Additional documents:

13.

Corporate Governance and Audit Committee Work Programme 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 326 KB

This report presents the work programme for the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee, setting out future business for the Committee’s agenda, together with details of when items will be presented.

Additional documents:

14.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note the next meeting will be on Monday 18th March 2024, at 10.30am.