Scottish Borders Council

Agenda

Venue: Via MS Teams

Contact: Judith Turnbull, Democratic Services Officer  Tel: 01835 826556 Email:  jturnbull@scotborders.gov.uk

Link: Teams Live Event

Items
Note No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence.

2.

Order of Business.

3.

Declarations of Interest.

5 mins

4.

Minute. pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Minute of Meeting of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee held on 28 September 2020 to be approved and signed by the Chairman. (Copy attached.)

AUDIT BUSINESS

5 mins

5.

Action Tracker. pdf icon PDF 73 KB

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

10 mins

6.

External Audit Annual Report 2019/20 for Scottish Borders Council Pension Fund. pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Consider the Annual Audit Report 2019/20 and ISA580 from the External Auditors on Scottish Borders Council Pension Fund reviewed by Pension Fund Joint Committee and Board prior to Council approval. (Copy attached)

 

Additional documents:

5 mins

7.

Audited Report and Accounts 2019/20 for Scottish Borders Council Pension Fund. pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Consider the audited annual report and accounts 2019/20 of the Pension Fund reviewed by Pension Fund Joint Committee and Board prior to Council approval. (Copy attached)

 

Additional documents:

30 mins

8.

External Auditors' Annual Audit Reports 2019/20.

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

8a

ISA260 SBC pdf icon PDF 171 KB

8b

ISA260 Trusts pdf icon PDF 241 KB

8c

Annual Audit report pdf icon PDF 761 KB

15 mins

9.

Audited Annual Reports and Accounts 2019/20. pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Consider report by the Executive Director Finance & Regulatory on various entities’ audited Annual Reports and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020 for review and scrutiny prior to Council approval.  (Copies attached).

 

9a

Scottish Borders Council pdf icon PDF 3 MB

9b

SBC Common Good Funds pdf icon PDF 2 MB

9c

SBC Charitable Trusts pdf icon PDF 1 MB

(i)               SBC Welfare Trust

(ii)              SBC Education Trust

(iii)            SBC Community Enhancement Trust

(iv)            Ormiston Institution

(v)             SBC Charity Funds

Additional documents:

9d

Bridge Homes LLP pdf icon PDF 611 KB

9e

Lowood Tweedbank Ltd pdf icon PDF 467 KB

10 mins

10.

Annual Assurance Statement 2019/20 to Scottish Housing Regulator. pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Consider report by Service Director Customer and Communities on annual assurance statement 2019/20 in respect of landlord services provided by the Council for submission to the Scottish Housing Regulator. (Copy attached)

 

Additional documents:

15 mins

11.

Internal Audit Work to September 2020. pdf icon PDF 145 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 2020/21. (Copy attached)

10 mins

12.

Audit and Scrutiny Committee Annual Report 2019/20 and Annual Self-Evaluation. pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Consider the Audit and Scrutiny Committee Annual Report 2019/20 on their work for the year in fulfilling their Audit remit based on their annual self-evaluation. (Copies attached).

 

Additional documents:

13.

Any Other Audit Items Previously Circulated.

14.

Any Other Audit Items which the Chairman Decides are Urgent.

SCRUTINY BUSINESS

15 mins

15.

Scottish Welfare Fund and Discretionary Housing Payments pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Consider report by Service Director Customer & Communities providing an overview of the performance of both the Scottish Welfare Fund and Discretionary Housing Payments in the Scottish Borders from 1 April 2019 to 31 August 2020 (copy attached).

16.

Any Other Scrutiny Items Previously Circulated - Police Community Action Teams Governance pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Consider report by Chief Executive.  (Copy attached.)

17.

Any Other Scrutiny Items which the Chairman Decides are Urgent.

 

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