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Annual Governance Statement and Local Code of Corporate Governance

Meeting: 24/07/2019 - Civic Affairs (Item 28)

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Minutes:

The Committee received a report from the Head of Shared Internal Audit Service which provided:

·  An update on the progress of actions identified in the previous year.

·  Reported the annual review of effectiveness and any new governance issues.

·  Provided an update of the Local Code of Corporate Governance.

 

In response to Members’ questions the Head of Shared Internal Audit Service said that if there were any changes to the Annual Governance Statement, these would be brought back to committee at the next meeting.

 

The Chief Executive said the following in response to Members’ questions:

  i.  A report on lessons learnt from 'Cambridge Live' being brought back in-house in December 2018 would be presented to Environment and Community Scrutiny Committee when the review was completed. Themes from this could feed into the Civic Affairs Annual Governance Statement.

  ii.  The Annual Governance Statement was presented to committee in advance of the Statement of Accounts to even out committee workload.

 

The Chief Executive proposed to amend the Officer recommendation as follows:

 

Approve the draft Annual Governance Statement in advance of the Statement of Accounts.

 

The amendment was unanimously agreed.

 

Unanimously resolvedto:

  i.  Approve the draft Annual Governance Statement in advance of the Statement of Accounts. To help complete this members noted:

·  the arrangements for compiling, reporting on and signing the AGS;

·  the progress made on issues reported in the previous year;

·  the current review of effectiveness

·  the issues considered for inclusion in the current AGS;

  ii.  Note and endorse the amendments to the updated Local Code of Corporate Governance.