Agenda

Corporate Governance & Audit Committee - Monday 10 January 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual

Contact: Carley Lavender  Email:  democraticservices@chichester.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Chair's Announcements

Any apologies for absence that have been received will be noted at this point.

 

2.

Approval of Minutes pdf icon PDF 265 KB

The committee is requested to approve the minutes of its ordinary meeting on 25 October 2021.

3.

Urgent items

The Chair will announce any urgent items that due to special circumstances are to be dealt with under the Late Items agenda item.

4.

Declarations of Interest

These are to be made by members of the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee or other Chichester District Council members present in respect of matters on the agenda for this meeting.

5.

Public Question Time

The procedure for submitting public questions in writing by no later than noon two working days before the meetingis available here or from the Democratic Services Officer (whose contact details appear on the front page of this agenda).

6.

Annual Debt Write Off Report 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 126 KB

The Committee is requested to consider the report and the appendix and make the following resolution:

 

That the Committee notes the contents of this report together with the Write Off Report as shown in Appendix 1 to this report.

Additional documents:

7.

Draft Treasury Management, Investment and Capital Strategies pdf icon PDF 257 KB

The Committee is requested to consider the report and its appendices and make the following resolutions and recommendations:

 

1.    That the Committee considers the Treasury Management Policy Statement, the Treasury Management Strategy Statement, the Investment Strategy and relevant Indicators for 2022-23, and;

2.    That the Committee considers the Council’s Capital Strategy for 2022-23 to 2026-27.

3.    That the documents in 2.1 and 2.2 are recommended to Cabinet and Council for approval.

Additional documents:

8.

Progress Report - Update on Audit Plan 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 224 KB

The Committee is requested to consider the report and its appendices and make the following resolution:

 

That the committee notes performance against the audit plan for 2021-22.

Additional documents:

9.

Appointment of External Auditors 2023/24 to 2027/28 pdf icon PDF 266 KB

Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) have invited Chichester District Council to opt-in to their centralised external auditor appointment processes.
A decision to become an opted-in authority must be taken by Full Council and be communicated to PSAA by 11 March 2022. Accordingly Corporate Governance and Audit Committee are requested to consider recommending to Full Council on 25 January 2022 that the Council becomes an opted-in authority for the purposes of appointment of the Council's external auditors for five financial years commencing 1 April 2023.

10.

Governance Task and Finish Group pdf icon PDF 162 KB

The Committee is requested to consider the report and its appendices and make the resolutions and recommendations set out in sections 2.1 – 2.16.

Additional documents:

11.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

There are no restricted items for consideration.

12.

Late items

The committee will consider any late items as follows:

 

a)    Items added to the agenda papers and made available for public inspection.

b)    Items that the Chair has agreed should be taken as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be reported at the meeting.