Agenda and draft minutes

Audit Committee - Wednesday, 19 January 2022 6.30 pm

Venue: De Montfort Suite, Hinckley Hub. View directions

Contact: Rebecca Valentine-Wilkinson, Democratic Services Officer on 01455 255834 or email  rebecca.valentine-wilkinson@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk 

Note: see 'media' below to watch the meeting on YouTube 

Media

Items
No. Item

287.

Apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Ladkin, Roberts and Walker.

288.

Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 24 November 2021

Minutes:

Councillor Flemming confirmed that his name had been spelt incorrectly in the minutes.

 

It was moved by Councillor Flemming, seconded by Councillor P Williams and

 

RESOLVED – the minutes of the meeting held on 24 November 2021 be confirmed as a correct record.

289.

Declarations of interest

To receive verbally from members any disclosures which they are required to make in accordance with the Council’s code of conduct or in pursuance of Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. This is in addition to the need for such disclosure to be also given when the relevant matter is reached on the agenda.

Minutes:

No interests were declared.

290.

Internal Audit Annual report & Annual Head of Internal Audit opinion for financial year 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 713 KB

To inform members of the internal audit opinion for the financial year 2020/21

Minutes:

Members were updated on the report from the internal auditor who presented the internal audit annual report and annual head of internal audit opinion for financial year 2020/21.

 

It was confirmed that any follow up action and further recommendations would be reported to a future meeting.

 

It was moved by Councillor Pendlebury and seconded by Councillor Flemming and

           

            RESOLVED – the report be noted.

291.

Leisure Services Contract pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of the internal auditor

Minutes:

Members were updated on the report from the internal auditor.

 

Auditors confirmed that Covid still presented a risk to the leisure centre and that the council must remain vigilant with its management of this contract.

 

It was moved by Councillor Pendlebury and seconded by Councillor Flemming and

 

                        RESOLVED – the report be noted.

292.

Leicestershire Revenue and Benefits Partnership Test & Trace Support Grant Payment Scheme pdf icon PDF 349 KB

Report of the internal auditor

Minutes:

Members were updated on this report that had already been to the Partnership Board and had come to this meeting for information.

 

Auditors confirmed that they had provided significant assurance in this area and no further recommendations had been made.

 

It was moved by Councillor P Williams, seconded by Councillor HG Williams and

 

                        RESOLVED – the report be noted.

 

The Chairman thanked Grant Thornton for their work especially having to work through some very difficult conditions throughout the Covid pandemic.

 

It was confirmed that a detailed handover would be carried out with the new internal auditors.