Scottish Borders Council

Agenda

Venue: Council Chambers. Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells

Contact: Judith Turnbull Tel No. 01835 826556  Email:  Judith.Turnbull@scotborders.gov.uk

Items
Note No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence.

2.

Order of Business.

3.

Declarations of Interest.

4.

SCRUTINY BUSINESS

5 mins

5.

Minute. pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Minute of Meeting of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee held on 22 August 2019 to be approved and signed by the Chairman. (Copy attached.)

6.

Any Other Scrutiny Items Previously Circulated

7.

Any Other Scrutiny Items which the Chairman Decides are Urgent

8.

AUDIT BUSINESS

15 mins

9.

Annual Treasury Management Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Consider annual report by Chief Financial Officer on the Council’s Treasury Management activities undertaken during financial year 2018/19 for review and scrutiny prior to Council approval.  (Copy attached).

Additional documents:

30 mins

10.

External Auditors' Annual Audit Reports 2018/19

Consider the Annual Audit Reports from the External Auditors on various entities for review and scrutiny prior to Council approval.  (Copies attached).

10a

Scottish Borders Council pdf icon PDF 751 KB

Additional documents:

10b

SBC Trusts pdf icon PDF 189 KB

10c

Scottish Borders Council Pension Fund pdf icon PDF 800 KB

Additional documents:

30 mins

11.

Audited Annual Reports and Accounts 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 243 KB

Consider report by the Chief Financial Officer on various entities’ audited Annual Reports and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019 for review and scrutiny prior to Council approval.  (Copies attached).

11a

Scottish Borders Council pdf icon PDF 6 MB

11b

SBC Common Good Funds pdf icon PDF 2 MB

11c

SBC Charitable Trusts: (i) SBC Welfare Trust pdf icon PDF 1 MB

(ii)              SBC Education Trust

(iii)            SBC Community Enhancement Trust

(iv)            Ormiston Institution

(v)             SBC Charity Funds

Additional documents:

11d

Bridge Homes LLP pdf icon PDF 496 KB

11e

SB Supports LLP pdf icon PDF 863 KB

11f

SB Cares LLP pdf icon PDF 909 KB

11g

Lowood Tweedbank Ltd pdf icon PDF 378 KB

11h

Scottish Borders Council Pension Fund pdf icon PDF 2 MB

15 mins

12.

Fraud and Irregularity Update 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 373 KB

Consider a new national report by Audit Scotland that contains a summary of the cases of fraud and other irregularities at public bodies reported by external auditors for the financial year 2018/19 designed to share best practice and lessons learned.  (Copies attached)

15 mins

13.

Internal Audit Work to July 2019 pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Consider a report by Chief Officer Audit & Risk on findings from recent work carried out by Internal Audit including the recommended audit actions agreed by Management to improve internal controls and governance arrangements, and other work in progress to deliver the approved internal Audit Annual Plan 2019/20.  (Copies attached).

14.

Any Other Audit Items Previously Circulated.

15.

Any Other Audit Items which the Chairman Decides are Urgent.

 

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Scottish Borders Council

Council Headquarters Newtown St. Boswells Melrose TD6 0SA

Tel: 0300 100 1800

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