Meeting Details

Audit and Scrutiny Committee
16 Nov 2021 - 10:00 to 14:00
Meeting open to the public.
  • Documents
  • Members Attending
  • Others Attending
  • Declarations of Interests



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  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 (i) the Meeting of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee held on 14 September 2021 and (ii) the Special Meeting held on 27 September 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).
  1. pdf 2 - Minutes (167Kb)
Submit report by the Head of Service (Finance) on the findings of the recent national report (copy enclosed).
Submit a report by the Head of Service (Democratic) on an analysis of the Council’s performance within the Local Government Benchmarking Framework (copy enclosed).
Submit report by the Head of Service (Democratic) providing information on the Council’s complaint performance and the volumes and trends of complaints received in Financial Year 2020/21 (copy enclosed).
Submit report by the Head of Service (Recovery & Renewal) providing a mid-year update on the progress with actions related to the Strategic Risk Register (copy enclosed).
Submit report by the Head of Service (Finance) on the findings of Internal Audit work completed between September and October 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 30 September 2021 (copy enclosed).
Submit report by the Head of Service (Finance) providing an update as at 30 September 2021 on progress made in delivering the 2021/22 Internal Audit Plan (copy enclosed).
Submit report by the Head of Finance on the work of the Corporate Fraud Team between April and September 2021 (copy enclosed).
11 Urgent Items

Any other items which the Chair considers to be urgent.

12 Exclusion of the Public - Para 1

Resolve in terms of Section 50(A)4 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, to exclude from the Meeting the press and the public for the following item of business on the grounds indicated in terms of Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 7A  of the Act.


Non Disclosure of Information

In terms of Standing Order 19 (Disclosure of Information), the information contained within the following report is confidential information within the meaning of Section 50A of the 1973 Act and shall not be disclosed to any person by any Member or Officer.

Submit report by the Head of Service (Finance) on investigation reports finalised since the last meeting (copy enclosed).
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.

If you have any queries regarding this, please contact

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

Additional Meeting Documents

Members Attending

No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending Apology
Councillor Margaret GeorgeUnable to Attend
Councillor John SweeneyUnable to Attend
NameReason for Absence
No absentee information has been recorded for the meeting.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.

Others Attending

Also in attendance at the above meeting were:

A. McClelland, C. Amos and L. Morris, Heads of Service, (Communities); P Doak, Head of Service (Health and Social Care Partnership); M. Boyd, Head of Finance, T. Reaney, Head of Service (Recovery & Renewal), L. Miller, Senior Manager and K. Gray, Team Supervisor (Audit, Fraud, Safety and Insurance), A. Craig, Head of Service (Democratic), I. Hardy, Corporate Policy and Performance Officer, C. Stewart and D. McCaw, Committee Services Officers (Chief Executive’s Service).

___ Members of public expressed a desire to address the meeting.


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