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73.

Declarations of Interest

Members of the committee should declare any interests which fall under the following categories:

 

a)    disclosable pecuniary interests (DPI);

b)    other significant interests (OSI);

c)    voluntary announcements of other interests.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

74.

Minutes

To consider and approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meetings held on 4 March 2021 and 19 April 2021.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meetings held on 4 March and 19 April 2021 were submitted, approved and signed by the Chairman.

75.

Grant Thornton Risk Assessment Work

Grant Thornton are seeking confirmation from the Committee about how it gains assurance from management and from the S151 Officer on the management processes in place. Their request includes a series of questions on fraud, laws and regulations. The proposed responses are enclosed.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Grant Thornton are seeking confirmation from the Committee about how it

gains assurance from management and from the S151 Officer on the

management processes in place. Their request included a series of

questions on fraud, laws and regulations.

 

Proposed by Councillor Rebecca Shoob

Seconded by Councillor Terence Mullard and

 

Resolved:

1.         To receive and note Report AuG/21/01.

 

(Voting: For 5; Against 0; Abstentions 0)

 

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Ann Berry

Seconded by Councillor Rebecca Shoob and

 

Resolved:

2.         To note the proposed response from management to Grant Thornton’s requests, appendix 1 to the report.

 

(Voting: For 5; Against 0; Abstentions 0)

 

Proposed by Councillor Laura Davison

Seconded by Councillor Mrs Ann Berry and

 

Resolved:

3.         That members contributions to the proposed response from the Chairman to Grant Thornton’s requests, appendix 2 to the report, are submitted to the Director of Corporate Services within the next 4 weeks.

 

(Voting: For 4; Against 0; Abstentions 2)

 

76.

Accounting Policies 2020/21

Accounting Policies are the specific principles, bases, conventions, rules and practices applied by an authority in preparing and presenting financial statements. This report presents the Accounting Policies proposed to be adopted for the 2020/21 financial statements.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Accounting Policies are the specific principles, bases, conventions, rules

and practices applied by an authority in preparing and presenting financial

statements. This report presented the Accounting Policies proposed to be

adopted for the 2020/21 financial statements.

 

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Ann Berry

Seconded by Councillor Rebecca Shoob and

 

Resolved:

1.         To receive and note Report AuG/21/02.

 

(Voting: For 4; Against 0; Abstentions 1)

 

Proposed by Councillor Rebecca Shoob

Seconded by Councillor Mrs Ann Berry and

 

Resolved:

2.         To approve the Accounting Policies 2020/21.

 

(Voting: For 4; Against 0; Abstentions 1)

 

 

77.

Grant Thornton Audit Plan for the Year Ended 31 March 2021

The report presents the Grant Thornton Audit Plan, which focuses on their proposed work on auditing the statement of accounts for 2020/21 and an update on the audit fees. 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The report presented the Grant Thornton Audit Plan, which focuses on their

proposed work on auditing the statement of accounts for 2020/21 and an

update on the audit fees.

 

Paul Dossett, Grant Thornton presented the report paying particular attention to the significant risk areas, group accounts and value for money (VFM) arrangements.

 

Proposed by Councillor Terence Mullard

Seconded by Councillor Rebecca Shoob and

 

Resolved:

1.         To receive and note Report AuG/21/03.

 

(Voting: For 5; Against 0; Abstentions 0)

 

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Ann Berry

Seconded by Councillor Terence Mullard and

 

Resolved:

2.         To consider Grant Thornton’s Audit Plan for the year ended 31 March 2021 and audit fees as outlined in the appendix to the report.

 

(Voting: For 4; Against 0; Abstentions 1)