Agenda and minutes

Audit and Governance Committee - Friday, 22nd September, 2017 2.00 pm app available
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Venue: Reception Room, Barnsley Town Hall

Contact: William Ward  Council Governance Officer

No. Item


Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interest



Future Agenda Distribution



Minutes pdf icon PDF 125 KB


To receive the minutes of the meeting held on the 19th July, 2017.



Actions Arising From the Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 41 KB


The Committee will receive a report detailing action taken and arising from previous meetings of the Committee.



Report to those charged with Governance (ISA 260) 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 1 MB


The Council’s External Auditor will submit a report summarising the key issues identified during the audit of the Financial Statements for the year ended 31st March, 2017 for the Authority and on the assessment of the Authority’s arrangements to secure Value for Money.



Annual Governance Report 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 234 KB


The Chief Executive and Executive Director Core Services will submit a joint report on the final Annual Governance Statement for 2016/17 and seeking approval to refer it to Council for consideration.



Appointment of External Auditor pdf icon PDF 57 KB


The Service Director Finance will submit a report on the current position with regard to the appointment of an External Auditor.



Internal Audit Annual Report


The Head of Internal Audit and Corporate Anti-Fraud will present an oral report on his final opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of the Authority’s internal control arrangements which are based on the work of Internal Audit during 2016/17.



Health, Safety and Emergency Resilience Report 2016/2017 (Cab.6.9.2017/12) pdf icon PDF 85 KB


The Executive Director Core Services will submit a report which was submitted to Cabinet on the 6th September, 2017 presenting issues raised in the 2016/17 Health, Safety and Emergency Resilience Report and providing a comprehensive overview of health, safety and emergency resilience activities and performance within the Authority.

Additional documents:



Information Governance Performance - Quarter 1 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 119 KB


The Executive Director Communities and Head of IT (Service Management) will submit a joint report advising the Committee of the position in relation to the number of information security breaches and cyber incidents which have been reported and investigated during Quarter 1 for the financial year 2017/18.




Sickness Absence - 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 127 KB


The Service Director Human Resources and Business Support will submit a report on the current position with regard to sickness absence for the financial year 2016/17 and providing a comparison and summary for the whole of the financial year 2016/17 and the previous financial year 2015/16.




Workshop Meeting - Arrangements


To consider:


(a)  a request from a member to change the date of the Workshop meeting due to it being scheduled to be held during the half term holidays; and


(b)   the arrangements and topics for discussion at the Workshop meeting scheduled to be held on Wednesday 1st November, 2017.



Audit Committee Work Plan 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 51 KB


The Committee will receive the indicative Audit Committee Work Plan for 2017/18.