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Agenda

Venue: Committee Rooms A, B and C, Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood

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Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

To receive details of any change in Membership of this Committee notified since the agenda was printed.

2.

Communications and Apologies for Absence

(a) Communications (if any) relating to business on the agenda.

(b) Apologies for absence.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests they or their spouse/partner have in any matter which is to be considered at this meeting.  Members must also declare any other pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests they have in any matter to be considered at this meeting. The responsibility for declaring an interest rests solely with the member concerned.

 

Members must clearly state to the meeting the existence and nature of any disclosable pecuniary interest, other pecuniary interest or non-pecuniary interest and the agenda item(s) to which it/they apply.

 

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests are prescribed by the Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012 as follows;

 

Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation

 

Any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain.

 

Sponsorship

 

Any payment or provision of any other financial benefit (other than from the relevant authority) made or provided within the relevant period in respect of any expenses incurred by a member in carrying out duties as a member, or towards your election expenses. This includes any payment or financial benefit from a trade union within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

 

Contracts

 

Any contract which is made between the relevant person (and a body in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest) and the relevant authority— (a) under which goods or services are to be provided or works are to be executed; and (b) which has not been fully discharged.

 

Land

 

Any beneficial interest in land which is within the area of the relevant authority.

 

Licences

 

Any licence (alone or jointly with others) to occupy land in the area of the relevant authority for a month or longer.

 

Corporate tenancies

 

Any tenancy where (to the member’s knowledge) - (a) the landlord is the relevant authority; and (b) the tenant is a body in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest.

 

Securities

 

Any beneficial interest in securities of a body where - (a) that body (to the member’s knowledge) has a place of business or land in the area of the relevant authority; and (b) either (i) the total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body; or (ii) if the share capital of that body is of more than one class, the total nominal value of the shares of any one class in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest exceeds one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that class.

 

In cases of disclosable pecuniary interest, Members must withdraw from the meeting room while the matter is being considered.

 

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To approve and sign the ATTACHED minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 24 October 2019.

 

In accordance with the Constitution, no discussion shall take place upon the minutes, except upon their accuracy.

5.

Progress Report - Shared Internal Audit Services (SIAS) pdf icon PDF 584 KB

The ATTACHED report provides the Committee with:

a)    the progress made by the Shared Internal Audit Service (SIAS) in delivering the Council’s 2019/20 Internal Audit Plan as at 17 January 2020,

b)    changes to the 2019/20 Audit Plan,

c)    the implementation status of previously agreed audit recommendations,

d)    an update on performance management information as at 17 January 2020.

6.

New Accounting Standards and Review of Accounting Policies pdf icon PDF 128 KB

To receive a report, ATTACHED, setting out the new accounting standards and review of accounting policies as a result of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Service Reporting Code of Practice for Local Authorities 2019/20.

Additional documents:

7.

Treasury Management Strategy Statement 2020/21 and Prudential Indicators 2020/21 to 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 168 KB

The ATTACHED report provides the Committee with the:

a)    Treasury Management Strategy 2019-2020 and prudential indicators 2019/20 to 2021/22.

b)    Minimum Revenue Provision (MRP) policy statement set out in paragraph 4.5 of the Treasury Management Strategy 2020/21 (Appendix 1)

c)    Annual Investment Strategy set out in section 6 of the Treasury Management Strategy 2020/21 (Appendix 1)

For review prior to recommendation to Council for approval.

Additional documents:

8.

Risk Management Progress Update pdf icon PDF 153 KB

This report reviews and updates the Strategic Risks facing this Authority.

Additional documents:

9.

Any other non-confidential business which the chair considers urgent

In accordance with S100b(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, amended by the Access to Information Act of 1985, no urgent business may be raised unless it has been approved by the Chair.  The item and reason for urgency must be announced at the start of the meeting.

10.

Dates of Future Meetings

Future meetings are scheduled to take place at 7.30pm at the Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, as follows:

·         30 March 2020

·         27 May 2020

·         30 July 2020