Audit and Governance Committee
Thursday, 16th May, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Russettings, 25 Worcester Road, Sutton, SM2 6PR

Contact: Fiona Bywaters, Committee Services Team Leader  Tel.: 020 8770 4990, Email:


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Fire Precautions - Civic Offices pdf icon PDF 42 KB

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Welcome and introductions


Apologies for absence


Declarations of interest


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 31 January 2019.

Part 1 - Governance


AG/2018/25 - Operation of the Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 137 KB

A function of the Council’s Audit & Governance Committee is to receive reports on the operation of the member Code of Conduct at Sutton. The purpose of this report is to update the committee on complaints which have been received and dealt with since the last meeting.


AG/2018/26 - Member Development Update pdf icon PDF 281 KB

The purpose of this report is to update the Committee on the Council's member development programme, setting out how the Council is ensuring that all members are fully aware of their obligation to follow the Nolan Principles and to help them meet the standards of behaviour and conduct that the public have a right to expect from their elected members.


AG/2018/27 - Local Government Ethical Standards pdf icon PDF 177 KB

To consider the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) - Review into Local Government Ethical Standards.


Appendix A available online in full at

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AG/2018/28 - HR Update pdf icon PDF 341 KB

This report provides an overview of key HR workforce and health and safety related data, including analysis of that data and an overall direction of travel. It provides an update on a range of activities within HR and across LBS to address some of the challenges the data raises.


Part 2 - Audit


Members’ Development - The Role of Internal Audit

Presentation by Margaret Cullerton on the role of internal audit.


AG/2018/29 - Treasury Management Quarterly Report pdf icon PDF 154 KB

This report is the treasury management review for the quarter ended 31 December 2018. It summarises the Council’s Treasury Management operations during the first nine months of 2018/19. It is presented for the purpose of monitoring and review and meets best practice as suggested by the Treasury Management Code of Practice.


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AG/2018/30 - External Audit Update 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 183 KB

The statutory Audit of the London Borough of Sutton for 2018/19 is underway and this report gives an update of progress, specifically focusing on the interim audit visit and full audit planned visit of June to July 2019.


Appendix B to follow

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AG/2018/31 - Internal Audit Annual Plan 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 163 KB

This attached report comprises the draft Annual Internal Audit Plan for 2019/20. This sets out Internal Audit’s priorities and work programme for the year ahead for approval by the Audit and Governance Committee.

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AG/2018/32 - Review risk register and discuss mitigation pdf icon PDF 148 KB

This report provides an overview of the current corporate risk register which has been updated for May 2019.  A full update of the risk register will be provided prior to the meeting itself.

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AG/2018/33 - SWLFP Fraud referrals and Investigations Update pdf icon PDF 204 KB

This report summarises the results of the Council’s Counter-Fraud and investigations work undertaken since 1 April 2018 compared with the indicative resource allocation plan for 2018/19.

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AG/2018/34 - Membership of the London Counter Fraud Hub (LCFH) pdf icon PDF 188 KB

London Councils have a good record in investigating fraud and with collaborating with others to enhance fraud prevention and detection but there is always the need to respond to technological developments. Innovation is important to fighting fraud, especially at a time of finite resources, and the use of smart analytics can improve the Council’s ability to tackle fraudsters thus prevent resources being taken away from delivering services to those who need them.

Appendix A contained in exempt supplement


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Provisional Work Plan pdf icon PDF 51 KB