Agenda and decisions

Governance and Audit Committee
Thursday, 17th September, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Remote Meeting

Items
No. Item

2.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

3.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Adrian Tumber  - 07970 412150)

 

4.

COUNCIL MEETINGS CORONAVIRUS GOVERNANCE REVIEW - UPDATE pdf icon PDF 90 KB

The report of the City Solicitor (Document “H”) presents an update on delivering meetings in the democratic decision making structure following the meeting of Full Council held on 8 September 2020.

 

Recommended –

 

That the report be noted.

 

                                                                        (Adrian Tumber – 07970 412150)

Decision:

Resolved-

 

That the report be noted.

 

                                                            (Adrian Tumber – 07970 412150)

5.

CORPORATE INVESTIGATIONS UNIT - ANNUAL PERFORMANCE INFORMATION pdf icon PDF 194 KB

The purpose of the report of the Director of Finance and IT (Document “I”) is to present the annual performance information, as required by the Committee, and to provide assurance that the Council’s counter fraud arrangements are effective.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Committee notes the performance information contained within this report.

 

                        (Tracey Banfield / Harry Singh - 01274 434794/437256)

 

Decision:

Resolved-

 

That the performance information contained within Document “I” be noted.

 

                                                                        (Harry Singh – 01274 437256)

6.

INTERNAL AUDIT ANNUAL REPORT 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 292 KB

The report of the Director of Finance and IT (Document “J”) reviews the service Internal Audit has provided to the Council during the financial year 2019/20.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Committee recognises and supports the work carried out by Internal Audit during 2019/20.

 

                                                                        (Mark St Romaine – 01274 432888)

Decision:

Resolved-

 

That the work undertaken by Internal Audit during 2019/20 be recognised and supported.

 

                                                                        (Mark St Romaine – 01274 432888)

7.

MINUTES OF THE WEST YORKSHIRE PENSION FUND (WYPF) LOCAL PENSION BOARD MEETINGS HELD ON 24 MARCH 2020 AND 23 JUNE 2020 pdf icon PDF 78 KB

The role of the Pension Board, as defined by sections 5(1) and (2) of the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 is to assist the Council as Scheme Manager in ensuring the effective and efficient governance and administration of the LGPS.

 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (the Council), as Scheme Manager, as defined under section 4 of the Public Service Pensions Act 2013, has delegated legal and strategic responsibility for West Yorkshire Pension Fund (WYPF) to the Governance and Audit Committee.

 

The minutes of the WYPF Pension Board meeting are submitted to this Committee (Document “K”).

 

Recommended –

 

The minutes of the West Yorkshire Pension Fund Pension Board meetings held on 24 March 2020 and 23 June 2020 be considered.

 

                                                            (Caroline Blackburn - 01274 434523)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved-

 

That the minutes of the West Yorkshire Pension Fund Board meetings held on 24 March 2020 and 23 June 2020 were considered.

 

                                                            (Caroline Blackburn – 01274 434523)