Meeting Details

Audit and Scrutiny Committee
1 Jun 2021 - 10:00 to 13:00
Scheduled
Meeting open to the public.
  • Documents
  • Members Attending
  • Others Attending
  • Declarations of Interests

Documents

Agenda

Agenda Items
Arrangements in Terms of COVID-19

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 2003.  Where possible, the meeting will be live-streamed and available to view at https://north-ayrshire.public-i.tv/core/portal/home.  In the event that live-streaming is not possible, a recording of the meeting will instead be available to view at this location.

1 Declarations of Interest

Members are requested to give notice of any declarations of interest in respect of items of business on the Agenda.

The accuracy of the Minutes of the Meeting of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee held on 9 March 2021 will be confirmed and the Minutes signed in accordance with Paragraph 7 (1) of Schedule 7 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (copy enclosed).

Submit report by the Head of Service (Finance) on the findings from the External Audit Report on Audit Dimensions and Best Value for 2020/21 (copy enclosed).

Submit report by the Head of Service (Finance) on the Accounting Policies to be adopted in preparation of the Council’s Annual Accounts for the year to 31 March 2021 (copy enclosed).

Submit report by the Head of Service (Finance) on the Council’s Annual Governance Statement for 2020-21 which will be included within the draft Annual Accounts (copy enclosed).

Submit report by the Head of Service (Finance) on the findings of Internal Audit work completed during March and April 2021 (copy enclosed).

Submit report by Head of Service (Finance) on the progress made by Council Services in implementing the agreed actions from Internal Audit and Corporate Fraud reports as at 31 March 2021 (copy enclosed).

Submit report by the Head of Service (Finance) on the work of Internal Audit during 2020-21 and an opinion on the governance, risk management and internal control environment of the Council (copy enclosed).

Submit report by the Head of Service (Finance) on the work of the Corporate Fraud Team during 2020/21 (copy enclosed).

Submit report by the Head of Democratic Services on our response to the Coronavirus pandemic (copy enclosed).

Submit report by the Director (Growth and Investment) on North Ayrshire Council’s internal governance arrangements for managing the Growth and Investment project development stages, including Ayrshire Growth Deal projects (copy enclosed).

Submit report by the Executive Director (Communities and Education) providing an update on the Internal Audit Report Management Action Plan and the Digital Strategy Review (copy enclosed).

Submit report by the Executive Director (Place) on the actions being taken in respect of the Former Seafield School, Ardrossan (copy enclosed).

Submit report by the Head of Service (Finance) of the findings of the recently published Accounts Commission’s Report on the Financial Overview 2019/20 of Local Government in Scotland (copy enclosed).

15 Urgent Items

Any other items which the Chair considers to be urgent.

Webcasting - Virtual Meeting

Please note: this meeting may be recorded/live-streamed to the Council's internet site, where it will be capable of repeated viewing.  At the start of the meeting, the Provost/Chair will confirm if all or part of the meeting is being recorded/live-streamed.

You should be aware that the Council is a Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 2018.  Data collected during the webcast will be retained in accordance with the Council’s published policy, including, but not limited to, for the purpose of keeping historical records and making those records available via the Council’s internet site.

If you are participating in this meeting by invitation, you are consenting to being filmed and consenting to the use and storage of those images and sound recordings and any information pertaining to you contained in the them live-streaming/recording or training purposes and for the purpose of keeping historical records and making those records available to the public.  If you do not wish to participate in a recording, you should leave the 'virtual meeting'.  This will constitute your revocation of consent.

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Sederunt
Audit and Scrutiny Committee
Marie Burns (Chair)
Margaret George (Vice Chair)
Alan Hill
Davina McTiernan
Tom Marshall
Donald Reid
John Sweeney

Additional Meeting Documents

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Members Attending

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Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
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Others Attending

Also in attendance at the above meeting were:

In Attendance

A. Sutton, Executive Director, D. Walkinshaw, Manager and S. Lauder (Head Teacher) (Communities and Education); C. Hope, Senior Manager, Physical Environment and I. Davies, Senior Development Management Officer, Economic Development and Regeneration (Place); M. Boyd, Head of Finance, D. Forbes, Senior Manager (Financial Management), P. Doak, Senior Manager (Internal Audit, Risk and Fraud) and A. Fenton, Team Manager (Finance and Corporate Support); N. McIlvanney, Strategy and Programme Manager (Growth and Investment); A. Fraser, Head of Democratic Services, A. Craig, Senior Manager, Legal Services, I. Hardy, Corporate Policy Service Lead, and A. Little, C. Stewart and D. McCaw, Committee Services Officers (Chief Executive’s Service).

Also In Attendance

K. Watt (Deloitte).




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