Scottish Borders Council

Agenda

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells

Contact: Judith Turnbull 01835 826556  Email:  judith.turnbull@scotborders.gov.uk

Items
Note No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence.

2.

Order of Business.

3.

Declarations of Interest.

5 mins

4.

Minute. pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Minute of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee held on 27 November 2018 to be approved and signed by the Chairman. (Copy attached).

5 mins

5.

Minute pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Minute of Special Audit & Scrutiny Committee held on 21 November 2018 to be approved and signed by the Chairman.  (Copy attached).

AUDIT BUSINESS

10 mins

6.

Action Tracker pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To note progress made on the Action Tracker.  (Copy attached).

30 mins

7.

Treasury Management Strategy 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Consider report by Chief Financial Officer on the Council’s draft report and Treasury Management Strategy 2019/20 for review and scrutiny prior to presentation for Council approval.   (Copy attached).

 

Additional documents:

15 mins

8.

Local Government in Scotland - Financial Overview 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Consider report by the Accounts Commission published in November 2018 which provides an outline of the overall financial health of local government and the significant challenges for local government finance that pervade.Supplements including ‘Scrutiny Tool for Councillors’, ‘Local Government Pension Scheme 2017/18’.  (Copies attached).

 

Additional documents:

30 mins

9.

Risk Management in Services

Presentation by Service Director Regulatory Serviceson the strategic risks facing the Service and the internal controls and governance in place to manage / mitigate those risks to demonstrate how risk management is embedded within Services.  (Verbal presentation).

 

15 mins

10.

Internal Audit Work to December 2018 pdf icon PDF 166 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 Internal Audit work currently in progress.   (Copy attached).

 

11.

Any Other Audit Items Previously Circulated.

12.

Any Other Audit Items which the Chairman Decides are Urgent.

SCRUTINY BUSINESS

10 mins

13.

Scrutiny Work Programme pdf icon PDF 31 KB

To consider draft Scrutiny Work Programme.  (Copy attached).

15 mins

14.

Councillors Role in Staff Matters pdf icon PDF 492 KB

Presentation by the Executive Director HR giving an update on the role, guidance and training given to Councillors and Officers on Staff Disciplinary Appeals and Employment Tribunals and the monitoring of these decisions.  (Background documents attached).

Additional documents:

15 mins

15.

Europ Car Contract

Presentation by the Chief Financial Officer on the Europ Car Contract.  (Verbal Presentation).

16.

Any Other Scrutiny Items Previously Circulated.

17.

Any Other Scrutiny Items which the Chairman Decides are Urgent.

 

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Scottish Borders Council

Council Headquarters Newtown St. Boswells Melrose TD6 0SA

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