Audit and Corporate Services Review Committee 28/02/24

Meeting Date : 28/02/2024

10am, Virtual Meeting

1. To receive apologies for absence

2. To receive any disclosures of interest by Members or Officers in respect of any item of business

3. To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on the 08 November 2023

4. To note the Action Log from the previous meeting

5. To receive the report of the meeting of the Health and Safety Group held on 28 November 2023

6. To consider the following reports:

01/24 Internal Audit Reports 
These reports provide an update of progress towards delivery of the 2023/24 Internal Audit Annual Plan, and a summary of the work undertaken to date, together with a report on the Health and Safety Management System.

02/24 Action Log for External Performance Audit and Internal Audit (Ending 31 December 2023)
The report assists with monitoring of actions agreed from Audit reviews.

03/24 Health, Safety & Wellbeing Quarterly Report
A verbal update on Health & Safety matters will be provided together with presentation of the Dashboard.

04/24 Risk Management Policy 
Members are asked to consider the draft Risk Management Policy and to suggest amendments prior to presenting the Policy to the Authority for approval.

05/24 Risk Register
Members are asked to consider the latest Risk Register

06/24 Annual Governance Statement 2023/24
The report provides Members with an opportunity to guide the preparation of the Annual Governance Statement for 2023-24.

07/24 Well-being Objectives Performance Report
The report provides progress against Priority Indicators/ Projects/ Work Programmes for the Period Ending 31st December 2023

08/24 Assurance Monitoring Report – Compliance, Public and Statutory Duties and Corporate Improvement
This report acts as one element of the Authority’s risk management approach and supports officers and Members in monitoring, assessing and responding to compliance and corporate improvement areas of work.

09/24 Budget Performance Report for the 9 Months to December 2023 
This report presents budgetary performance information for the period to December 2023.

7. To receive a verbal update on the Authority’s transition to Microsoft 365

8. To consider whether the public should be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following item due to the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972

9. To consider the following report:

10/24 Information Communication Technology Disaster Recovery Plan 
Members are asked to consider the latest ICT Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP), which has been written in accordance with an internal audit recommendation.

10. To delegate any issues of concern to the Continuous Improvement Group for consideration