View Audit, Risk and Scrutiny Committee Agenda

Date:
Thursday 27 September 2018
Time:
10:30am
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries
Contact:
Amy Baker
Tel No:
(01387) 260033
Council Priorities:

Build the Local Economy

  • Improve the level of skills within our communities and workforce
  • Support our small and medium sized businesses to be established and grow
  • Invest in our key infrastructure
  • Provide an attractive location to do business
  • Develop a diverse economy that creates sustainable, high wage job opportunities

Provide the best start in life for all our Children

  • Ensure early intervention, in particular to keep our region's most vulnerable children safe
  • Invest in creating schools fit for the 21st century which are at the heart of our communities
  • Raise ambition and attainment, in particular to address inequalities
  • Support children to be healthy and active

Protect our most vulnerable people

  • Tackle the causes and effects of inequality and poverty
  • Help older or vulnerable people live healthy and independent lives
  • Ensure our older or vulnerable people receive the care and support they need
  • Keep our communities safe

Be an inclusive Council

  • Ensure that local people and communities are at the heart of our decision making
  • Empower our communities to make the most of their assets
  • Increase equality of opportunity

 

 

 

Dates of Meetings in 2018
10 Apr,
21 Jun,
27 Sep
ItemDescription
 
PUBLIC
1. SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES
2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
3. MINUTE OF MEETING OF 21 JUNE 2018

For approval.

4. REPORT BY EXTERNAL AUDIT ON THE 2017/18 AUDIT OF DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY COUNCIL - REPORT BY HEAD OF FINANCE AND PROCUREMENT

Members are asked to: (1) receive the external auditors’ report on the 2017/18 audit as detailed at Appendix 1; (2) approve the Letter of Representation to be certified by the Head of Finance and Procurement and appended to the audit report as detailed at Appendix 2; (3) approve the audited accounts which will be certified by the Head of Finance and Procurement and Grant Thornton after this meeting as detailed at Appendix 3; and (4) note that the certified accounts will be made available to all Members before 31 October 2018, when they will be available on the Council’s website as detailed at paragraph 3.6.
 

5. FOLLOW-UP OF INTERNAL AUDIT REPORTS ISSUED BETWEEN JANUARY AND JUNE 2018 - REPORT BY HEAD OF LEGAL AND DEMOCRATIC SERVICES

Members are asked: (1) to note and comment on the progress made by management in addressing internal audit reports, as detailed in the Appendix; and (2) to decide if any of the internal audit reports are to be included in the next follow-up report to the Committee in Spring 2019

6. INTERNAL AUDIT REPORTS ISSUED IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2018 - REPORT BY HEAD OF LEGAL AND DEMOCRATIC SERVICES

Members are asked to note and comment on the internal audit reports finalised

7. RISK MANAGEMENT UPDATE - REPORT BY HEAD OF LEGAL AND DEMOCRATIC SERVICES

Members are aked to note the progress being made to implement the Risk Management Framework

8. SCRUTINY REVIEW - IMPROVING INFORMATION DATA SHARING - DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS - REPORT BY HEAD OF LEGAL AND DEMOCRATIC SERVICES

Members are asked to consider the contents of the report

9. SCRUTINY REVIEW - IMPROVING INFORMATION DATA SHARING - FEEDBACK FROM WORKSHOP - REPORT BY HEAD OF LEGAL AND DEMOCRATIC SERVICES

Members are asked to:- (1) consider the evidence and information collected at the workshop held on 10 September 2018 as detailed in the Appendix; and (2) agree this should be added to the evidence gathered for the Improving Information Data Sharing Scrutiny Review.
 

10. SCRUTINY REVIEW - GROW THE LOCAL ECONOMY THROUGH THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS - FEEDBACK FROM WORKSHOPS - REPORT BY HEAD OF LEGAL AND DEMOCRATIC SERVICES

Members are asked to:- (1) consider the evidence and information collected at the workshops held on 9 July and 20 August 2018 as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2; (2) agree this should be added to the evidence gathered for the Grow the Local Economy through the Procurement Process Scrutiny Review; and (3) agree to hold further workshops to review the local procurement process and conduct desktop research in preparation for final recommendations to be presented to this Committee at its meeting on 10 December 2018.
 

11. ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

Issue Date:- 20 September 2018 at 14:15