Scottish Borders Council

Agenda

Venue: Council Chambers. Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells

Items
Note No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence.

2.

Order of Business.

3.

Declarations of Interest.

4.

AUDIT BUSINESS

5 mins

5.

Minute. pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Minute of Meeting of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee held on 25 November 2019   to be approved and signed by the Chairman. (Copy attached.)

Additional documents:

30 mins

6.

Risk Management in Services

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

 

30 mins

7.

Draft Treasury Management Strategy 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 184 KB

Consider report by Executive Director Finance and Regulatory on the Council’s draft report and Treasury Management Strategy 2020/21 for review and scrutiny prior to presentation for Council approval.   (Copy to follow.)

 

Additional documents:

15 mins

8.

Local Government in Scotland - Financial Overview 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Consider report by the Accounts Commission published in December 2019 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 2018/19’ (Copies attached)

 

Additional documents:

20 mins

9.

Scottish Borders External Audit Plan for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 474 KB

Consider overview report and plan by Audit Scotland on how they will deliver their external audit for Scottish Borders Council for the year ended 31 March 2020. (Copy attached)

 

10.

Scottish Borders Pension Fund Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 447 KB

(Copy attached)

 

15 mins

11.

Internal Audit Work to January 2020 pdf icon PDF 149 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.   (Copy attached)

 

12.

Any Other Audit Items Previously Circulated.

13.

Any Other Audit Items which the Chairman Decides are Urgent.

14.

SCRUTINY BUSINESS

15.

Scrutiny Work Programme pdf icon PDF 129 KB

(report to follow.)

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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