Agenda and minutes

Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee
Monday 28 June 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: remotely - Remotely. View directions

Items
No. Item

AAR28/21

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting.

 

 

AAR29/21

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer completed the roll call and recorded apologies from Councillor McKinney.

 

AAR30/21

Statement for Remote Meetings

Minutes:

The Chair read the statement for Remote Meetings

AAR31/21

Declarations of Members' Interests

There were no Member declarations of interest.

Minutes:

Councillor Doyle declared an interest with Resource Centre Derry – Carnhill and Ballyarnett Local Growth Partnership.

 

Councillor Logue declared an interest with Triax.

 

Councillor Fleming declared an interest with CODA and Faughan Local Growth Partnership.

 

AAR32/21

Matters Arising from the Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on Monday 19 April 2021 pdf icon PDF 192 KB

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the above minutes

AAR33/21

Community Funding pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Member’s endorsement for the proposed approach to deal with the parallel issues currently raised in relation to the provision of funding to the Community Sector.  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR33/21

AAR34/21

Advice Services pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Internal Audit Manager presented the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to provide Members with an update on the preliminary assessment carried out by Internal Audit on issues/concerns raised in relation to Advice Services. 

 

Councillor Doyle stated that  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR34/21

AAR35/21

Rosemount & District Welfare Rights Group pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Internal Audit Manager presented the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the Internal Audit work carried out recently in relation to issues of concern raised in respect of Rosemount & District Welfare Rights Group.

 

Discussion  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR35/21

AAR36/21

Covid Support pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Member’s endorsement for the proposed approach to deal with notice of motion which was approved at the Full Council meeting on 27 May 2021.

 

The  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR36/21

AAR37/21

Independent Audit of Community Groups pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Member’s endorsement for the proposed approach to deal with the notice of motion which was approved at the Full Council meeting on 27 May 2021.  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR37/21

AAR38/21

Internal Audit Plan/Resources pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report, details of which were previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Member’s endorsement for additional resources for the Internal Audit Section in-order to allow the Section to provide the necessary assurances to the Assurance, Audit and Risk  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR38/21

AAR39/21

Internal Audit Report pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report, details of which were previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Member’s endorsement for additional resources for the Internal Audit Section in-order to allow the Section to provide the necessary assurances to the Assurance, Audit and Risk  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR39/21

AAR40/21

Annual Governance Statement pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Members’ comments and approval on Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Annual Governance Statement for the financial year 2020/21.

 

In response to a query from  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR40/21

AAR41/21

Code of Governance 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Members comments and approval on Derry City and Strabane District Council Code of Governance for the financial year 2020/21. 

 

                        The Committee

Recommended       that Council approve  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR41/21

AAR42/21

Annual Audit Report pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Internal Audit Manager presented the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Members comments and approval on the Council’s Annual Audit Opinion for 2020/21.

 

Members welcomed the report and expressed their appreciation to the Audit Team for  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR42/21

AAR43/21

Public Sector Internal Audit Standards pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Internal Audit Manager presented the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Members comments and approval on the Internal Audit Section’s self-assessment against the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.

 

                        The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council approve the Internal  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR43/21

AAR44/21

Proper Arrangements 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Member’s endorsement of the Proper Arrangements Questionnaire 2020/21.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council endorse the contents of the Proper Arrangements Questionnaire 2020/21.