Agenda and minutes



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Apologies for absence pdf icon PDF 123 KB


No apologies for absence were received as all Members were present.


Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government and Finance Act 1992 relating to Council Tax, the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct




(a)  Members are reminded that they must identify the item number and subject matter that their interest relates to and signify the nature of the personal interest and


(b)  Where Members withdraw from a Meeting as a consequence of the disclosure of a prejudicial interest they must notify the Chair when they leave


No Declarations of Interest were made.


Audit Wales Presentation - Certification of Grants and Returns 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 203 KB

To receive a presentation from Audit Wales.


The Chair welcomed Helen Goddard Audit Wales to the Meeting.


Helen Goddard then made a Presentation to the Committee on ‘Certification of Grants and Returns 2019-20’ giving details on:


·         Summary of Audit Work

·         Impact of COVID 19

·         Certification Summary

·         BEN01 Housing Benefits

·         Certification Fees


Helen Goddard then responded in detail to the following questions that were raised on the Presentation:


·         Is there any specific area that should be targeted for improvement

·         Certification Summary – Housing Benefit – What percentage is this of the total figure


The Chair then thanked Helen Goddard for the Presentation to the Committee.


Progress against the Internal Audit Plan 01.04.2020 - 12.02.2021 pdf icon PDF 317 KB

To receive the report of the Head of the Regional Internal Audit Service.

Additional documents:


The Chair welcomed Mark Thomas to the Meeting.


Mark Thomas referred the Committee to the ‘Progress against the Internal Audit Plan (1 April 2020 to 12 February 2021)’ report and responded in detail to the following questions that were raised on the report:


·         How is it decided what the priorities are – Who sets the priorities

·         Ffos y Fran – Contract and Royalty Payment Audit – Update requested

·         Major Financial System – Payroll – The figure should read 11 not 8 in the table

·         Useful if an extra column could be added giving start and finish dates

·         Explanation requested in relation to the time allocated to schools – Would it be better to have a separate assessment for schools


Resolved that:


The content of the report and the progress made against the 2020-21 Internal Audit Annual Risk Based Plan be noted.


Internal Audit Reports pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To receive the report of the Head of the Regional Internal Audit Service (Internal Audit reports previously circulated to Members).


No reports were referred for further consideration.


Resolved that:


The report for Information be received.


Reflection and Evaluation of Meeting

To receive an update from the Chair


The Chair and the Committee reflected in detail on the matters that had been discussed at the Meeting.


Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair


The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.


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