Agenda and minutes

Venue: Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BG

Contact: Maria Lugangira 020 8359 2761 Email: maria.lugangira@barnet.gov.uk 

Note: Public questions or a request to make a public comment must be submitted by 10am on Monday, 19 Novemebr 2018 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 74 KB

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED that subject to the following clarification the minutes of the meeting held on 17th July 2018 be agreed as a correct record.

     

    Item 10 (last sentence page 7) reads “The External Auditor also reported on the work undertaken to support his Value for Money opinion, which he confirmed would be an unmodified opinion…”

     

    Amend to read;

     

    The External Auditor also reported they would issue an unmodified opinion on the financial statements but were required to issue a modified opinion on value for money due to the Ofsted assessment on children’s services.

     

2.

Absence of Members (If any)

    Minutes:

    None.

3.

Declaration of Members' Disclosable Pecuniary interests and Non Pecuniary interests (If any)

    Minutes:

    Member

    Item

    Interest Declared

    Councillor Alison Moore

    Item 8 - Internal Audit Exception Recommendations Report and Q2 Progress Report 1st July to 30th September 2018

    Non pecuniary – in that Councillor Moore is a governor at the Squires Lane Learning Federation which covered Tudor School. 

     

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (If any)

    Minutes:

    None.

5.

Public Question and Comments (If any) pdf icon PDF 276 KB

    Minutes:

    Details of the questions asked and the published answers were provided with the agenda papers for the meeting. Verbal responses were given to supplementary questions at the meeting.

     

     

    Public comments were made by the following:

    ·                     Mr Roger TichborneItem 7, Report of the Chief Executive

    ·                     Mr John Dix, Item 8 - Internal Audit Exception Recommendations Report and Q2 Progress Report 1st July to 30th September 2018

    ·                     Ms Barbara Jacobson - Item 7, Report of the Chief Executive

    ·                     Ms Theresa Musgrove - – Item 7, Report of the Chief Executive

    ·                     Ms Jenny Brown - Item 7, Report of the Chief Executive

    ·                     Mr Fred Leplat - Item 7, Report of the Chief Executive

    ·                     Mr Nicholas Dixon - Item 7, Report of the Chief Executive

6.

Members' Items (If any)

    Minutes:

    None.

7.

Report of the Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 218 KB

8.

Internal Audit Exception Recommendations Report and Q2 Progress Report 1st July to 30th September 2018 pdf icon PDF 154 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Head of Internal Audit presented the Internal Audit Exception Recommendations Report and Q2 Progress Report (1st July to 300th September 2018).

     

    She explained the high priory actions, 49 in total followed up this quarter 33 of which have been implemented (67%) and 16 have been partially or not implemented (33%).

     

    She provided further details on each of the following that had received no assurance of limited assurance;

     

    ·         Temporary and Interim Workforce – No Assurance

    ·         Tudor School – Limited Assurance

    ·         All Saints’ Primary School NW2 – Limited Assurance

    She drew the Committee’s attention to pages 200 onwards which set out the summary of the actions that hadn’t been fully implemented and advised that progress was ongoing.

     

    RESOLVED - That the Committee note the work completed to date on Internal Audit Q2 progress report - 1st July to 30th September 2018.

     

     

9.

Corporate Anti-Fraud Team (CAFT) Q2 Progress Report 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 490 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Director of Assurance introduced the report which provided the Committee with update on the work undertaken by the Corporate Anti-Fraud Team during the period 1st July 2018 – 30th September 2018.

     

    RESOLVED - That the Committee note the CAFT Progress Report covering the period 1st July – 30th September 2018.

     

10.

Committee Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 165 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee noted the Forward Work Programme.

     

     

11.

Any item(s) the Chairman decides are urgent

    Minutes:

    None

12.

Motion to Exclude the Press and Public

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED that under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 2 and 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act (as amended)

     

13.

Any exempt item(s) the Chairman decides are urgent

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered the unredacted Annex 2: Review of Financial Management Relation to CPO Fraud appended to Item 7, Report of the Chief Executive.