Scottish Borders Council

Agenda

Venue: Via MS Teams

Contact: Declan Hall, Democratic Services Officer  Tel: 01835 826556 Email:  Declan.Hall@scotborders.gov.uk

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Items
Note No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence.

2.

Order of Business.

3.

Declarations of Interest.

AUDIT BUSINESS

5 mins

4.

Minute. pdf icon PDF 261 KB

(a)       Consider Minute of Special Meeting of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee held on 5 October 2021 to be approved and signed by the Chairman. (Attached.)

 

(b)       Consider Minute of Meeting of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee held on 21 October 2021 to be approved and signed by the Chairman.  (Attached)

Additional documents:

5 mins

5.

Audit Action Tracker pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Consider and note progress made on the Action Tracker.  (Attached)

15 mins

6.

Annual Assurance Statement 2020/21 to the Scottish Housing Regulator - Update pdf icon PDF 188 KB

Consider update report by Director Resilient Communities outlining progress in the areas set out in Appendix 1 Scottish Borders Council Annual Assurance Statement 2020/21 to the Scottish Housing Regulator of the Annual Governance Statement 2020/21 and Annual Assurance Statement 2020/21 to the Scottish Housing Regulator which was considered by Audit and Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 10 May 2021.  (Attached)

Additional documents:

10 mins

7.

Bridge Homes LLP Final Accounts pdf icon PDF 660 KB

Note Bridge Homes LLP Annual Report and Accounts 2020/21.  (Attached)

15 mins

8.

Mid-Year Treasury Management Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 254 KB

Consider mid-term report by Director Finance & Corporate Governance on the Council’s Treasury Management activities undertaken during first half of financial year 2021/22 for review and scrutiny prior to Council approval.  (Attached.)

Additional documents:

15 mins

9.

Internal Audit Mid-Term Performance Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 231 KB

Consider a report by Chief Officer Audit & Risk on progress Internal Audit has made during the first half of the year towards completing the Annual Plan 2021/22 and an outline of performance.  (Attached)

Additional documents:

15 mins

10.

Internal Audit Work to October 2021 pdf icon PDF 285 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 2021/22.   (Attached)

15 mins

11.

Progress on Implementation of Internal Audit Recommendations pdf icon PDF 363 KB

Consider a report by Chief Officer Audit & Risk on progress with the implementation by Management of recommendations made and agreed in Internal Audit reports during 2021/22 and previous years. (Attached)

Additional documents:

15 mins

12.

Corporate Risk Management Policy and Strategy pdf icon PDF 355 KB

Consider report by Chief Officer Audit & Risk on a revised Risk Management Policy statement and Risk Management Strategy.  (Attached)

Additional documents:

15 mins

13.

Counter Fraud Policy and Strategy pdf icon PDF 359 KB

Consider report by Chief Officer Audit & Risk on a revised Counter Fraud Policy statement and Counter Fraud Strategy.  (Attached)

Additional documents:

14.

Any Other Audit Items Previously Circulated.

15.

Any Other Audit Items which the Chairman Decides are Urgent.

SCRUTINY BUSINESS

10 mins

16.

Scrutiny Action Tracker and Work Programme pdf icon PDF 153 KB

Consider Action Tracker and Scrutiny Work Programme.  (TO FOLLOW)

17.

Any Other Scrutiny Items Previously Circulated.

18.

Any Other Scrutiny Items which the Chairman Decides are Urgent.

 

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